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Clarke backed for 2016 captaincy

first_imgRory McIlroy believes fellow Northern Irishman Darren Clarke would make an ideal Europe captain for a Ryder Cup in the United States. Press Association “There would be no better candidate from the European side,” McIlroy told the BBC. ” He is absolutely loved over there. He would be just as well received in the United States as probably the United States captain. “So, it can only be an advantage for the European team if Darren was to lead us out.” McIlroy, who also voiced strong support for McGinley’s candidacy late in the selection process, was interviewed with Clarke and Graeme McDowell for a programme entitled ‘Major Champions’, to be aired on BBC1 Northern Ireland on Wednesday and BBC2 on Thursday. center_img Clarke, 46, was in contention to be named captain for this year’s contest at Gleneagles before ruling himself out of the running, with Paul McGinley appointed in January 2013. The 2016 Ryder Cup will be held at Hazeltine in Minnesota and McIlroy reckons that former Open champion Clarke would be suited to taking the job across the Atlantic. last_img read more

Mags Mullins outlines Gowran plan for Martello Tower

first_imgMartello Tower is set to tackle the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran later this month after pleasing connections on his return to action at Leopardstown. The Mags Mullins-trained eight-year-old was making his first start of the season when finishing third to Prince Of Scars in the Grade One Christmas Hurdle. It was his first run since a hard-fought victory in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Press Associationcenter_img “We were delighted with the Leopardstown run as he would have needed it,” said Mullins. “We have to see whether he’s good enough in that open class now. “He’ll go to Gowran for the Galmoy Hurdle, all being well.” last_img read more

Manchester City make it a perfect 10 victories under Pep Guardiola

first_imgBy Neil Robinson(REUTERS)-Leaders Manchester City beat Swansea 3-1 to make it a perfect 10 victories under Pep Guardiola, including six in the Premier League, as they recorded their best start to a top-flight campaign.City’s victory was the perfect riposte to the Spaniard’s old rival Jose Mourinho, who earlier saw his remodelled Manchester United sparkle without the dropped Wayne Rooney, thumping Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1.On a day of 29 goals in eight games, both Manchester sides were outscored by Liverpool, who crushed Hull City 5-1 to take their tally to 24 in the past eight games.Arsenal enjoyed the goal fest too, helping Arsene Wenger celebrate his 20th anniversary as their manager with three first-half goals sweeping aside London rivals Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.Manchester City’s victory owed much to Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, who scored twice to take his tally to 11 in six games in all competitions.With Raheem Sterling adding a superb third goal, City increased their lead at the top of the table to four points, although an injury to Kevin De Bruyne took some gloss off their day.Everton’s unexpected 1-0 loss at Bournemouth meant Tottenham Hotspur moved into second place, on 14 points, after Son Heung-min scored both goals in the 2-1 win at Middlesbrough.The Korean striker has now scored four times in three games to equal his tally for the whole of last season.Arsenal are third on 13 points, ahead of Liverpool and Everton on goal differenceManchester United moved into sixth on 12 points but Mourinho will not be looking too closely at the table just yet after going into the early kick-off under unexpected pressure following back-to-back league defeats.His response was to drop Rooney, who cut a slightly bemused figure on the sidelines as United, and Paul Pogba, in particular, made light of his absence.The world’s most expensive footballer was at the centre of most of United’s best moves, heading his first goal for the club on 42 minutes and starting the move that set up Juan Mata, Rooney’s replacement, for another.Three of the goals came via Danny Blind corners from the left as Leicester plunged to their third defeat, as many as they suffered in the whole of last season.BIG PLAYERAlthough Mourinho said Rooney was “happy” after the game, it is hard to see how England’s record scorer, who came on as a late substitute, will force his way back into the starting lineup.“Of course, he is as happy as I am,” Mourinho told reporters. “His team won. He is a big player for me, for United and for this country. I trust him completely.”Liverpool went one better than United at Anfield where Adam Lallana, James Milner (two penalties), Sadio Mane and a trademark special from outside the area by Philippe Coutinho brushed aside a Hull side demoralised by the first-half dismissal of Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady for handball.Wenger, who has suffered plenty of pain against Chelsea in his two-decade reign, could hardly have imagined an easier anniversary waltz as Arsenal wrapped it up before the break with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil.Chelsea, hamstrung by alarmingly feeble defending and toyed with in embarrassing fashion at times after the break, suffered their worst defeat to their neighbours in 19 years as Wenger and his men were rewarded with a standing ovation at the Emirates.There was late drama at Stoke City, where West Bromwich Albion forward Salomon Rondon rescued a point for Tony Pulis in his 1,000th game as a manager, whose opposite number Mark Hughes was denied a first league win of the season.With October not yet arrived, it is already looking tough at the bottom.Another injury-time strike, this time by Christian Benteke, completed a remarkable comeback for Crystal Palace as they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Sunderland, who are now in last place.last_img read more

Football News Luis Suarez Scores Brace, Lionel Messi Help Barcelona Beat Inter Milan In UEFA Champions League

first_imgBarcelona: Luis Suarez scored a scintillating double and the returning Lionel Messi set up the winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Inter Milan in a thrilling contest at Camp Nou. Lautaro Martinez fired Inter ahead after just two minutes on Wednesday and Antonio Conte’s side, mean in defence and ruthless on the break, looked capable of pulling off an historic victory in Group F. But Suarez broke down the Italians’ determined back-line with a stunning volley just before the hour and then finished off a weaving Messi run in the 84th minute to complete a pulsating 2-1 win. Inter had never beaten Barcelona away from home in the Champions League but were the better side for long spells, particularly in the first half when they should have added to their one-goal lead.  Instead, Barca’s deadly duo came up trumps again, Suarez breaking through just as the hosts looked to be running out of ideas before Messi, back from injury, teed up his partner for the decisive second. Inter play Juventus at home on Sunday, sitting top of Serie A after winning all of their six games so far and on this evidence, they could go far in Europe too.  Barcelona will be wary of the return fixture at the San Siro in December, which could yet decide who wins this group.Also Read | Neymar, FC Barcelona Contract Dispute Set To go To Court After Talks Collapse”Those are a big three points,” said Suarez. “When you’re the number nine, you always try to help the team with goals and assists. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but I always work hard. Don’t give up in difficult times.” Conte added, “This leaves a bitter taste because we deserved a lot more than we got. But congratulations to Barca, their stars (Suarez and Messi) changed the face of the match.” Also Read |  Lionel Messi Gets Injured, Barcelona Win Against Villareal In La LigaFor Ernesto Valverde’s team, a hard-fought victory, combined with Messi’s return, will come as a welcome boost to morale and momentum after consecutive victories in La Liga steadied the ship following a bumpy start. While they had their star striker back for only his second start of the season, Inter were without theirs, Romelu Lukaku ruled out with a thigh strain. The first half was an engrossing battle of control against counter-attack as Barcelona had 67 per cent of the ball but Inter more of the clear-cut chances.  The pattern was set by Inter scoring early, after 122 seconds, as Gerard Pique was pulled out of position and Martinez sprinted into the gap, holding off Clement Lenglet before finishing inside the far post. For half an hour, Barcelona played well, switching the ball from one side to the other in an attempt to dislodge the dogged Inter defence. But the threat of their opponents on the break was always lurking and as the half wore on, Inter looked increasingly likely to grab a second.  Antonio Candreva scored but was ruled offside, Nicolo Barella would have but Nelson Semedo made a last-ditch block while Martinez and Alexis Sanchez both went close, the former drawing an excellent save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen.  Whistles in stands  By the end, Barca were relieved to reach half-time, even if the whistle on the pitch was greeted by a scattering of whistles in the stands too. Arturo Vidal replaced Sergio Busquets before the hour and made a difference, meeting an Antoine Griezmann cut-back before feeding Suarez for the equaliser.  Suarez still had a lot to do when the clipped ball came over to him on the edge of the box but the Uruguayan caught it perfectly in the air with his right foot and sent it flying into the net. Barca wanted a winner. Vidal found Messi, who slid in Griezmann but he could only find the side-netting. Griezmann was replaced by Ousmane Dembele, who fired over. The game looked to be drifting towards a draw until Messi intervened. Collecting the ball on the right, he span around one defender, then jinked inside another before passing to Suarez, whose first touch pushed the ball perfectly into the area. From there, the finish was simple. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball podcast: Digesting SU’s postseason ban, previewing Pittsburgh with Eric Devendorf

first_img Comments In The Daily Orange’s first-ever episode of its Syracuse basketball podcast, we talk with former SU guard Eric Devendorf about the university’s decision to self-impose a postseason ban and just how a team can move on without tournaments to play for.Devendorf stands by Jim Boeheim and discusses the team’s lack of consistent scoring options while previewing the Orange’s first game since the postseason ban was announced — SU’s 4 p.m. tipoff against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Published on February 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Patterson vows to stop shooting 3s after criticism from Boeheimlast_img

Breakdown: Iowa 10, Wisconsin 6

first_imgFor the second straight season, the Wisconsin football team dropped its Big Ten opener.This year, the Badgers (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) fell to Iowa (5-0, 1-0) 10-6 in a defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium.Despite a dominant defensive performance from Joe Schobert, an Iowa touchdown and field goal in the first half provided all of the scoring the Hawkeyes would need. Running back Jordan Canzeri paced the Iowa offense with 125 yards on 26 carries.Rafael Gaglianone connected on two 46-yard field goals, but missed a 42-yard attempt to account for all of Wisconsin’s scoring.Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave turned the ball over four times, throwing two interceptions and losing two fumbles, while throwing for 234 yards (21-for-38).Here’s a breakdown of the game:Iowa Player of the Game: Desmond KingKing picked off Stave twice, one setting the Iowa offense up for points and the other squashing a lengthy Wisconsin drive.The junior cornerback’s first interception came on a Stave throw into traffic. The ball wound up right in King’s hands and he returned it 15 yards down the right sideline to the Wisconsin 31-yard line.The Hawkeyes would score the game’s only touchdown on the ensuing offensive possession, which ultimately turned out to be the difference on the scoreboard.On their first possession of the second half, the Badgers had driven 40 yards downfield when King came up big again. On a 3rd-and-12 from the Iowa 32, Stave floated a pass toward an open Jordan Frederick, who had beaten King. But Stave underthrew the ball and King came down with it at the 11-yard line.King added nine tackles and two pass breakups as well.Wisconsin Player of the Game: Joe SchobertThe offense may not have done him any favors, but Schobert still almost found a way to single-handedly win Saturday’s game for the Badgers.Schobert was all over the field, sacking Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard three times, including a pivotal sack-fumble (which he also recovered) in the fourth quarterthat shifted momentum to the Badgers for a moment.Of Schobert’s eight tackles (five solo, three assisted), three were for a loss. He also had five quarterback hurries.Football: Badgers fall short in defensive battle with HawkeyesIn a game dominated by defensive play, the Wisconsin football team fell just short in their Big Ten opener Saturday Read…Turning PointThe Wisconsin offense was on the verge of rewarding the defense for its superb performance.A pass interference call placed the Badgers on the one-yard line. All that needed to happen was for Taiwan Deal to plunge into the end zone like he has done four times already this season and Wisconsin would take a late 13-10 lead.That was the play call, too. But as Stave dropped back to hand the ball off, center Dan Voltz’s foot tripped Stave, and as Stave fell to the turf, he tried to get the ball to his running back.Instead, Iowa defensive lineman’s Faith Ekakitie’s pounced on the loose ball and the game’s momentum shifted back toward the Hawkeyes, where it would remain until the final whistle.When You Knew It Was OverThe defense gave the Badgers yet another chance to win. Wisconsin took over at its own 47 with 2:45 remaining.A completion to Reggie Love brought the Badgers to the Iowa 16, and with the Badgers facing a 4th-and-2, Iowa took a timeout with 40 seconds on the clock.Stave’s final pass attempt fell incomplete near the far sideline, intended for Troy Fumagalli, ending any opportunity for any late-game heroics.QuotableVince Biegel on how disappointing the loss was from a defensive standpoint:“We didn’t get the job done on defense today. They scored too many points. They scored more points than our offense. It’s a loss.”Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz on Joe Schobert:“Schobert, boy, I’ll tell you, he’s a football player. That doesn’t surprise me. He played like that last year. Last year, I thought he was a great football player and he’s playing at a really high level right now.”UW head coach Paul Chryst on offensive struggles, particularly the running game:“I think it’s everyone on offense … I thought today there were some good runs, but we haven’t been consistent, and so I think we all have to own it. We all want to own it, quite honestly.”Joel Stave on the defense’s play:“Obviously it’s disappointing. I thought the defense did a tremendous job continuing to battle, giving us opportunities. We just have to come away with something.”Tyler Marz on offensive miscues: “I think we kind of beat ourselves and beat ourselves quite a bit this game.”last_img read more

New app offers safer, more convenient way for students to exchange, buy tickets

first_imgThe student ticket market in Madison can be a hard one to navigate, especially if you’re looking at buying or selling ticket for a current game.There is a new app called GameSide Tickets, which is available to both Android and iPhone users, which allows for students to buy and exchange tickets all in one place. The app helps buyers and sellers communicate with each other in one simple place.The Badger Herald got the chance to talk to app developer Fouad Khairallah about what it was that inspired him to create an app like GameSide. Khairallah revealed that the idea came to him while he was in college, and he was unable to buy season tickets himself.“The idea was born when I was a college student,” said Khairallah, “and I didn’t have the chance to purchase student tickets one year. I still wanted to attend the games so I tried using social media and asking anyone I could in hopes of buying student tickets. I felt that there could be an easier and more organized way to get in touch with sellers and that is where the development of GameSide Tickets started.”GameSide Tickets is specially designed with schools like Wisconsin in mind, where the ticket exchange market is not only a very demanding market, but it also a quickly changing market.Before GameSide tickets, students were mitigated to simply asking friends and looking at the Student Section Facebook group to try and find tickets for the game that they were looking at attending. Not only does Facebook not allow you to see tickets that are currently for sale, it also doesn’t allow for ticket sellers to keep things up-to-date as quickly as they could on this app.The other nice thing about this app is it offers students a safer option than using Facebook to communicate with people. When you sign up with GameSide tickets, you don’t run the risk of giving someone your personal Facebook profile information.The app also allows for communication between users to happen all in one place, allowing for easier transactions to happen amongst people. The app sorts games by opponent, so there is no shuffling through posts to try and find the right game.There is also a little bit of a fun feature to this app, which allows for transactions to become a little bit like a game. According to Khairallah, sellers are given a “Deal or No Deal” style button to use when accepting or declining offers.“Sellers are given a “Deal or No Deal” button when communicating with buyers,” said Khairallah.” Buyers are notified of the seller’s choice when a button is pressed. Buyers and sellers can then meet on their own terms if a deal is made.”This app provides many benefits for students, but one of the most beneficial is the sheer organization that comes from using this app. Gone are the days where you spend so much of your time searching through posts and friend’s contacts just to simply find a ticket.“The students of Madison love their Wisconsin Badgers,” said Kairallah, “and GameSide Tickets provides them an outlet to experience more college games to cheer them on. The app is entirely free to use and it helps connect students with one another in a community environment.”“It also reduces the total amount of time spent waiting to hear back from individuals who are buying or selling tickets with the messaging feature that is built into the app. That’s more time that the students can spend on their many other important tasks throughout the day.”Students can download the free app from either iTunes or the Android Marketplace right now.last_img read more

Industry marketing expert Natalie Lees joins AffiliateINSIDER

first_img Related Articles William Hill US CEO to feature in Official Sports Betting Guide to G2E September 24, 2019 AffiliateINSIDER supports BetShah affiliate programme launch August 13, 2019 Share StumbleUpon AffiliateINSIDER, the multi-faceted business resource for gaming affiliates and operators, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Natalie Lees as Marketing Manager.Lees has joined the company after more than ten years as Head of Marketing and Sales Manager at Intergame, where she worked on the Intergamingi, Intergaming and Intergame publications and websites.Lees has subsequently joined forces with AffiliateINSIDER founder & CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone, who has been spearheading the direction of the company since its January launch, overseeing its development as a news, events, training and affiliate management consultancy for the iGaming space. Johnstone commented: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome Natalie to the AffiliateINSIDER family. She has all the qualities we are looking for here: she’s bright, she’s driven, knows the industry well and is very popular. “Her network will help promote what we are achieving with AffiliateINSIDER, with AffiliateFEST,  AI Bootcamp, and our new African Business Retreat in 2019. Her experience building content will supplement the news website and help promote our affiliate programme management services.”Lees added: “AffiliateINSIDER is an exciting new business and I am thankful to Lee-Ann for giving me this opportunity to help make such a difference in promoting skills development and best practice within the affiliate sector.“It’s been a period of great upheaval for affiliates and operators alike in recent years, which is why the time is right for AffiliateINSIDER to help firms develop and implement their business strategies. We have a lot of exciting, disruptive things planned in 2019 for affiliates and operators alike to benefit.”Explore the AffiliateINSIDER site here. Submit AffiliateINSIDER to host Betting on Sports webinar, Reality 2019: Survival of the Fittest August 12, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

Magic Johnson: Lakers ‘almost unbeatable’ with addition of Avery Bradley

first_img Lakers plan to start LeBron James at point guard, report says Johnson also praised Bradley’s defense and perimeter shooting, calling the 28-year-old guard an “outstanding pick.”Bradley is heading to LA on a two-year, $9.7 million contract once he clears waivers, his agent, Bill Duffy, told ESPN. Related News Magic Johnson is a fan of the Lakers’ newest addition.The former Lakers executive said getting Avery Bradley will make Los Angeles “almost unbeatable.” Avery Bradley is an outstanding pick up for the Lakers with his incredible defense and ability to hit the three point shot.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 8, 2019Laker Nation, I’m dreaming about the 4th quarter Lakers team with LeBron, AD, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, and Kyle Kuzma. That’s almost unbeatable!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 8, 2019Bradley was waived by the Grizzlies on Saturday after he started the 2018-19 season with the Clippers. He was traded to Memphis in February for JaMychal Green and Garrett Temple.While with the Grizzlies, Bradley averaged 16.1 points and four assists per game. He shot 40.8% from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range on the season.He will join a number of newly acquired stars the Lakers landed including Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins among others.The Lakers went after multiple players since missing out on Kawhi Leonard. LA signed Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook,  Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso.center_img NBA free agency rumors: Avery Bradley signing with Lakers, agent says Leonard announced he was joining the Clippers over the weekend after long speculation he would return to LA, however rumors originally placed him with the Lakers. His move, along with Paul George who helped sway Leonard to chose the Clippers, makes the city the new basketball powerhouse, according to Johnson.”LA has just become the king of basketball,” Johnson tweeted Saturday. “It’s going to be awesome to watch NBA basketball in LA this season!”LA has just become the king of basketball with the Lakers adding AD, Cousins, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, and KCP and Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joining the Clippers. It’s going to be awesome to watch NBA basketball in LA this season!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 6, 2019last_img read more

Serge Aurier facing axe at Tottenham with Jose Mourinho eyeing up new right-back

first_img5TOTTENHAM defender Serge Aurier is reportedly facing an uncertain future at the club with Jose Mourinho said to be in the market for a new right-back.The Ivory Coast international – who has come under fire for flouting lockdown rules – has been a regular under the Special One but is now deemed surplus to requirements.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates55 Serge Aurier recently shared a video of him and Moussa Sissoko breaking lockdown rulesAurier joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, but struggled to establish himself as a regular in the first team due to the form of England international Kieran Trippier.But Aurier has made the No1 right-back slot his own and appeared in 24 Premier League games this season following Trippier’s move to Atletico Madrid.However it has been claimed that his position at the club isn’t secure, with the Daily Mail stating that Norwich ace Max Aarons is a key target for Mourinho at the end of the campaign.Aurier recently found himself in hot water with the club after he broke the Government’s coronavirus lockdown rules by sharing a video of him training with team-mate Moussa Sissoko.AU REVOIRIt was the second time that the player had ignored safety measures as he filmed himself running with a friend two weeks ago.After deleting the clip of him and Sissoko, the duo both pledged to make donations to the NHS in a joint statement.They said: “We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing.”We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here. We must all respect the Government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic.”We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support for their efforts.”Aurier – who admitted in October he wanted to leave Spurs last summer – still harbours a dream of returning to PSG.5 Aurier, 27, has revealed he is still wishing to return to PSGCredit: Getty Images – Getty5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Speaking earlier this month of his desire to play for Les Parisiens once again, he said: “If I can see myself finish my career at PSG? That is even my plan!”I would like to finish at PSG. It is before everything else the club of my heart. I have a feeling of unfinished business. It has been my club since I was a kid, I would go watch matches at the Parc des Princes.”It was a dream for me to come to PSG and for me that dream is not finished. If I was to finish my career at PSG, I would love that.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today star Son Heung-min arrives at marine boot camp to start military national service including live-fire drillslast_img read more