In a recent article in the Indianapolis Star, Matt Painter of Purdue, was discussing his desire to find a graduate transfer to replace the graduating Ryan Cline and NBA draft eligible Carson Edwards.According to the NCAA, players with one year of eligibility left after graduation can transfer to a college that offers them a certain academic program that they cannot get at the university they are attending. This is a major joke. This is just the college version of the NBA draft.The NCAA seems to look the other way when these players transfer. You cannot tell me that any major college does not offer a program in their graduate school that these players could use. They are simply looking for a quick way to reach the NCAA Final Four. Every major college program wants to do this, but there are only so many good players available in any given year.What it boils down to is–what chance your college has of making the NCAA. That is where these players want to go! Until the NCAA clamps down, more power to the programs that find these players.
“After that it’s not something for us, or another team, for now. It’s not for now, or tomorrow, or for before the World Cup. “There is a process where he wants to leave, he wants to come to England because it’s the country where he wants to be, where he prefers to play. “We are interested in monitoring the situation.” “Chelsea have made an offer to Atletico Madrid in compliance with the buyout terms in Diego Costa’s contract, and have been advised that the player has provided notice to Atletico Madrid invoking the buyout clause and directing the club to accept Chelsea’s offer,” a club source confirmed to Press Association Sport. “Chelsea look forward to entering into formal transfer documentation with Atletico Madrid as soon as possible so that the player can concentrate on the World Cup.” Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his squad next season, having finished third behind Manchester City and Liverpool, while being beaten in the semi-finals of the Champions League by Atletico. Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is another player who could end up at Stamford Bridge, with the former Arsenal captain seemingly on the brink of leaving the Catalan club. Arsenal have an option to buy back the Spaniard as part of the deal that took him to the Nou Camp in 2011 but currently appear unlikely to do so, leaving the door open for their London rivals to move for the 27-year-old. And while Blues boss Mourinho did not confirm that a bid was imminent, he did admit he was monitoring the situation closely. “We have some interest,” the Chelsea boss said. “We have some interest. I have interest in analysing the situation. “I think it looks like he’s really interested in leaving Barcelona and is very, very interested in coming back to England. This I think is clear. Chelsea are keen to tie up a deal for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa before the World Cup, Press Association Sport has learned. The Barclays Premier League club have tabled a formal bid for the Spain striker, whose 36 goals helped fire Atletico to the La Liga title and take them into the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten in extra-time by city rivals Real. The Brazil-born forward, 25, is reportedly keen to move to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea looking to push through a deal, believed to be around £32million, as quickly as possible. Press Association
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth baseball team had an experienced crop of players in 2018, and the result was the Eagles’ best season in a generation.Ellsworth finished the 2018 season with a record of 17-2 and claimed the Penobscot Valley Conference title as the conference’s top-ranked team. The Eagles made it all the way to the Northern Maine championship game, the team’s strongest finish since 1992.Ellsworth’s dominance on the mound in 2018 played a major role in the team’s success. Led by juniors Matt Burnett and Conner Wagstaff, who went a combined 13-0 with 125 strikeouts and just 22 earned runs allowed in 82 innings pitched in the regular season, the Eagles shut out opponents in eight of their 19 games and allowed three or fewer runs six additional times.The Eagles also had an outstanding year at the plate, where they scored an average of 8.6 runs per game. Eight players finished the regular season with 13 or more hits, and the Eagles batted an impressive .330 as a team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWagstaff, Burnett and Jackson Curtis were selected to the All-Penobscot Valley Conference first team for Ellsworth. In addition to being named PVC Pitcher of the Year for his strong efforts on the mound, Burnett, who batted .426 on the season, was also named PVC Player of the Year.
Imphal: The five-day North East Olympic Games got underway at the Khuman Lampak sports complex here on Wednesday.Over 2000 players and officials from the north-eastern states and Sikkim are participating in the first edition of the Games.Manipur Olympic Association president T. Radheshyam said that the players will compete in 12 disciplines during the Games. The events will be held in three venues.Manipur chief minister N. Biren inaugurated the games on Wednesday.He exhorted the people to extend all possible help to the players from other ANE states as they may face language problems in Manipur.Police said that security is tightened in and around the state capital to ensure that there are no law and order problems during the Games. (IANS)
Though her career with the Women of Troy is over, USC senior guard Ashley Corral has not stopped stroking the three ball.Corral claimed the State Farm College 3-Point Championship among a field of eight competitors at the Final Four in New Orleans on Thursday.As USC’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made, Corral fought through three rounds en route to a 20-11 victory over Louisville’s Becky Burke in the final round on live television.Sharp shooter · Senior guard Ashley Corral is USC’s all-time leader in 3-point baskets made in USC history, with 292 in the book. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanIn the championship round, Corral nailed four of five shots in the last rack to tie her first round score of 20.She was visibly pumped up throughout the competition, yelling “Let’s go!” to the buzzing crowd after hitting eight of her last 10 shots in the first round.After taking the women’s crown, Corral took on the men’s champion, John Shurna of Northwestern. Shurna came out on top, 24-14.At USC, Corral has 292 career 3-pointers in the book, which is the most all-time at USC and second all-time in the Pac-12 Conference.She also has 466 assists, good for third all-time with the Women of Troy.After averaging a team-high 12.7 points per game in conference play and hitting 69 shots from beyond the arc, Corral was selected to the All-Pac-12 team for the third consecutive year.Despite holding the third seed in the conference, the Women of Troy fell to Washington State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament and missed the cut for the NCAA Tournament and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament this year.
As a Julia Chandler 3-point attempt flew in the air, Brittney Sykes bolted to the paint. She grabbed the long rebound and flung it to the wing for Alexis Peterson, who missed the 3. But a leaping Sykes swarmed in for the board and putback to pass the 20-point threshold.The essence of Sykes’ start to the season flashed on Saturday. She rebounded, giving her team extra scoring chances. She set up a teammates with chest passes for open 3 attempts. And she didn’t hesitate to score from all over the court.The redshirt senior was a cog in the wheel of No. 20 Syracuse’s (8-3) 109-60 blowout victory over Niagara (4-5, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic) Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. SU captured its fourth straight victory behind Sykes’ game highs in points (23), rebounds (13) and assists (eight), the first time since 2012 a player has led SU in all three categories. Sykes also has scored at least 10 points in each of SU’s last 13 games dating to last season’s NCAA Tournament.Before the year, Sykes said she wanted to be the player she once was. That meant the player of three years ago, when, as a sophomore, she averaged a career-best 16.6 points per game. Over the last two seasons, one of which ended prematurely because of a knee injury, she hadn’t been that player.This season, though, Sykes partners with Peterson for the nation’s top-scoring backcourt, averaging 39.6 points per game entering Saturday. Sykes captained SU, weaving her way through the Niagara defense with ease. She’s well on her way to her most productive season yet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m just trying to be (NBA star Russell) Westbrook right now,” Sykes said. “In the sense of, yeah he scores, yeah he rebounds, but he does everything else. He pats every stat and that’s what I wanted to be for my team … Just that one teammate that can do everything.”Sam Ogozalek | Staff WriterEarly in the game, Sykes flashed the skillset that gave Syracuse another dominant win. As she jostled for position on the low block, she grabbed a rebound over a taller player and pushed the tempo, taking point guard duties on several possessions.Later, she knocked down a quick catch-and-shoot 3 from the right corner. A hand in her face didn’t hinder her fluid motion. Then from the wing, she beat her defender and the help defense en route to the rim for two points. Her first step was as explosive as it’s been all season.As the first half wound down, Sykes darted in a footrace with a Niagara ball handler. She tracked her down, deflecting the ball out of bounds. It left Niagara to inbound with less than one second left and throw up a long 3 to no avail. Sykes led the Orange in the opening half with 17 points and double-digit rebounds, propelling Syracuse to 62 points — two shy of the program record for points in a half.Sykes stood atop Syracuse’s scoring outburst even though she watched much of the fourth quarter from the bench with a game-high 23 points. The four-star recruit coming out of high school flourished in years 1 and 2 at SU, starting in 31 games as a freshman and scoring 16.6 points as a sophomore. After Saturday’s game, she’s up to 17.7 points per game, 8.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists this year, all of which are on pace to be career highs.“From a versatility standpoint, absolutely,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said when asked if this is her best-ever start. “From a numbers standpoint, absolutely.”Half an hour after Syracuse’s blowout victory, Sykes reflected on the past: Her breakout sophomore season, the ACL and MCL tears that had kept from her best and the last few weeks. Looking back, she leaned in, cracked a smile and chuckled.“I sucked at rebounding and everything else my sophomore year,” she said. “It was always there. The things I’m doing now, I could have done in past years. It was a point of mentally checking myself, talking to myself. Go do these things to be great. Get to the next level.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21
The Trojan track and field team began the indoor season with an impressive effort at the MLK Jr. Invitational meet in Albuquerque, N.M.. The outing resulted in 17 top-3 finishes, including seven wins as the Trojan athletes faced off against competitors from the likes of UCLA, Fresno State and Grand Canyon University over the two-day meet marking the beginning of a season filled with high expectations.USC track and field shined in Albuquerque. Trojans claimed the No. 2 through No. 5 spots in the women’s 200m race. Katie Chin | Daily TrojanThe big winners of the meet showed no signs of rust as they came off to a scorching start to the season. Freshman Zach Schinnick and sophomore Kyra Constantine won the men’s and women’s 400 meter dashes with times of 46.49 and 53.2, respectively. With her time, Constantine also set a personal record. Redshirt junior Ky Westbrook put up a blazing 7.29 second time in the women’s 60m dash to win the final for the event, while teammate sophomore Zaria Francis came in second with a time of 7.34. Senior Kendall Ellis ran a 23.29 to win the women’s 200m, followed by fellow teammates sophomore Anna Cockrell, Westbrook, freshman Twanisha Terry and Constantine, who placed from second to fifth, leading to a USC sweep of the top 5 spots in the event. USC also dominated the 400m relays, with wins for both the men’s and women’s teams. To round out the winners pantheon, senior Dominic Smallwood dominated in the triple jump, winning on a 55-10.25 jump after only taking three jumps, which would end up being the three best jumps of the day.The Trojan athletes impressed across the board, notching noteworthy finishes in the field events. In men’s long jump, redshirt senior Eric Sloan captured second place with a jump of 25-7.25, the top distance for any collegian at the meet. Junior Margaux Jones also placed second in the women’s long jump, jumping an impressive 20-8. In men’s high jump, senior Randall Cunningham found himself in a tie for third place with a jump of 6-9.5. The USC shot putters also put up strong performances, with top-3 finishes in both the women’s and men’s event. Redshirt senior Breana Jemison achieved a distance of 56-8, earning her second place, while junior Matthew Katnik reached 62-9.25 to secure a third place spot. Both distances were worthy of qualifying for Nationals—an impressive feat for the first meet of the season.The team found similar levels of success on the track. In the women’s 60m hurdles, the four collegiate finalists were all Trojans. Redshirt junior Dior Hall placed second on a time of 7.98, followed by Cockrell at 8.02 in third. Freshman Chanel Brissett and sophomore Mecca McGlaston rounded out the USC contingent in the event, coming in fifth and eighth, respectively, with times of 8.15 and 8.35. Sophomore T.J. Brock ran a time of 6.65 in the 60m dash to win second place, setting a new personal record. Senior Robert Ford placed second in the 600m dash with a time of 1:18.51.The team looks to carry over the success from the first meet of the season going forward as they prepare for a meet in Arkansas this coming weekend. Though the competition will be stiff coming from SEC schools such as Arkansas and Georgia, the team remains unfazed and confident in their abilities. “We have so much talent on this team; we are really looking stronger than ever,” junior heptathlete Lyndsey Lopes said.If their efforts from the opening meet are indicative of anything, the team looks well-poised to be successful down the stretch of this season.
Share Betsson AB has published its 2020 interim results stating that it has ‘delivered all-time highs in revenues under the most challenging conditions’.The Stockholm-listed online gambling group praised its swift actions undertaken during March, which allowed the company to continue to ‘execute the strategic priorities’ as part of its ongoing transformation programme.Trading under unprecedented circumstances, Betsson recorded Q2 2020 group revenues of SEK 1.532bn (€150m), an increase of 20% on corresponding Q1 2019’s SEK 1,277bn (€123m).Q2 trading saw Betsson’s online casino properties generate 84% of group revenues, recording a 40% increase to SEK 1.286 bn (Q1 2019: SEK 900m). Casino growth helped Betsson overcome a 34% decline in Q2 sportsbook revenues to SEK 226m (Q1 2019: SEK 341m)“We responded quickly and decisively to make changes in our offer, and I am particularly pleased to see the strong performance in casino,” said Pontus Lindwall President and CEO Betsson AB “Sports betting revenues continued to be impacted in the second quarter by the pandemic as expected, however benefited from the progressive return of football and other sporting events at the end of the quarter. Our business has remained financially robust and resilient to this impact, being both diversified and flexible.”Maintaining Q2 revenue growth, Betsson saw its year-to-date operating income increase to SEK 478m (€46m), a 6% rise on H1 2019’s SEK 452m (€42m).Breaking down its Q2 expenses, Betsson underlined a ‘high costs of services’ of SEK 574m (€55m) which was primarily attributed to operating its casino division as its sole vertical during pandemic trading. Closing H1 trading, Betsson declared a YTD net income of SEK 422m (€40m), up 5% on 2019’s SEK 400m.The firm stated that strong revenue momentum has carried into Q3 2020, as Betsson recorded 35% higher daily average revenues. Despite its robust performance, Betsson management underlined its caution due to changing regulatory dynamics witnessed across key markets.Beginning H2 trading, Betsson will have to counter increased taxes in Denmark, a ban of payment services providers in Norway and a temporary market suspension of online gambling across Latvia. Betsson governance highlighted its home market of Sweden as its biggest operating concern, as the government has implemented temporary safeguards and consumer protections on online casino. From July to end of 2020 trading, the Swedish government will impose a deposit limit of SEK 5,000 per week and a SEK 100 bonus limit as new customer protection measures.Pontus Lindwall reflected on upcoming challenges: “During this pandemic, governments have been modelling a range of scenarios of potential impact, several governments took immediate temporary actions on our industry such as either suspending gambling both offline and online or implementing restrictions on marketing. “In the beginning of the third quarter, when most countries had removed Corona-related restrictions, Sweden sadly enough implemented restrictions on online casino, without empirical evidence. This measure will, unfortunately, push even more consumers to play outside of the Swedish regulation. “The immediate outlook is naturally uncertain, however, Betsson is in good shape and we are in it for the long term. Our proprietary technology is a strategic advantage, our diversification in markets, verticals and brands makes us resilient to market fluctuations and our financials are rock solid. This makes me optimistic about the prospects for Betsson.” Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Share Related Articles LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020
Source: Medeama Sporting Club Medeama’s adopted home venue for the Ghana Premier League is undergoing a face-lift ahead of the new season.The VIP section has taking shape while construction of at least 500-seater will start next week.In conjunction with development partners Goldfields Tarkwa-Damang, the mining firm is paying for the massive face-lift of the adopted venue to ensure compliance with the Ghana Football Association’s Club Licensing.The Mauve and Yellows have adopted the Akoon park as their new home ground due to ongoing reconstruction at the famous Tarkwa NA Aboso Park.The new facility is located close to giant mining firm Goldfields in Tarkwa and will host the Mauve and Yellows for the next two years.The famous Tarkwa NA Aboso Park has been demolished to pave way for the construction of a 10,000 seater capacity.Fans of the club have been saved from traveling long hours to watch their team with club officials confirming the Akoon stadium will host the club.The Akoon community stadium development is part of a wider regeneration of the area known as Akoon and will deliver a stadium for both Premier and lower division one matches.
UG12211952 VOLLEYBALL110 BASKETBALL011 BEACH VOLLEYBALL200 TABLE TENNIS541 UNER0011 UHAS0000 UMAT0000 ATHLETICS8118 UPSA0000 KNUST1236 HANDBALL100 UEW came second, managing 43 laurels in total with 15 being gold, 11 silver, and 17 bronze medals.University for Development Studies finished third after an impressive display in the athletics category and ladies’ female football team.UDS managed 39 insignia at the end of all events with 13 gold, 11 silver, and 15 bronze medals.The host school, University of Ghana finished 4th on the medal ranking with 52 medals but had more silver and bronze laurels. The UG gathered 12 gold, 21 silver, and 19 bronze medals.Overall medal table: GIMPA0000 UDS13111539 GIJ0000 DISCIPLINE GOLDSILVERBRONZE UEW15111743 GOAL BALL101 NETBALL100 The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has once again been crowned the overall champions of the just ended Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games.UCC accumulated 64 medals in total at the 26th GUSA Games to beat the likes of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), University for Development Studies (UDS) and host school, University of Ghana (UG).UCC has now won every GUSA Games since 2014, solidifying its dominance in University Games.The team dominated the Men’s Football, Men’s Handball, Men’s Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, and Netball.The 2014, 2016 and 2018 GUSA Games champions accrued 28 gold medals, 23 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals in the 2020 edition of the university games.Breakdown of UCC’s medal haul: UCC28231364 UNIVERSITIESGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL HOCKEY100 TENNIS431 BADMINTON330 FOOTBALL100 Background:Eleven schools participated in 12 sporting disciplines at the 26th edition of the GUSA Games which was hosted by the University of Ghana, Legon between January 3 to January 19, 2020.Participating schools include University of Ghana (UG), University of Cape Coast (UCC), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University for Development Studies (UDS), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), University of Energy and Natural Resources (UNER), University for Mines and Technology (UMaT), University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) made their debut appearance at the GUSA Games to complete the list of schools that sort for glory.Some images from the closing ceremony: