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first_imgSYDNEY, (REUTERS) – England’s Alastair Cook became the sixth batsman to score 12,000 Test runs with a single off his pads after lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test against Australia on Sunday.The 33-year-old, who scored 244 not out in the fourth Ttest in Melbourne last week, received an ovation from the crowd after passing the milestone in the third over of England’s second innings at Sydney Cricket Ground.Cook, playing his 152nd Test match, joined Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Rahul Dravid and Kumar Sangakkara in accumulating 12,000 runs or more over his career.Leading run-scorers in Test cricket(Lists under player Runs Average, Centuries)Sachin Tendulkar (India) 15,921 53.78 51Ricky Ponting (Australia) 13,378 51.85 41Jacques Kallis (S. Africa) 13,289 55.37 45Rahul Dravid (India) 13,288 52.31 36Kumar Sangakkara (S. Lanka)12,400 57.40 38Alastair Cook (England) 12,005 46.35 32last_img read more

first_imgZikiye disclosed in an interview minutes after his team’s work out session on Tuesday at the Aper Aku Stadium that the Olukoya Boys are ready to battle Lobi for the maximum points.“We came to Makurdi fully prepared though we know the capability of what Lobi Stars can do on the pitch, they just came from the continent I think they will come all out because they struggled in their last home match. I think they will want to see how they can bounce back with this game.“We are expecting a tough game as usual, we have respect for them but we are not banking on that, we have been training so hard ahead of the game and we are focused as well and there is a lot of concentration in our team. So I think we will give them a good run for the three points tomorrow,” Zikiye said.The Olukoya Boys are sitting comfortably on the NPFL Group A table with 18 points from eight games while Lobi Stars have seven points from five matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mountains of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC left-back, Jonathan Zikiye has said that his team is ready and fully prepared to give Lobi Stars a good fight for the three points ahead of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-day 3 rescheduled fixture.The Makurdi-based team will host MFM in a rearranged Nigerian topflight fixture today at the Aper Aku Stadium.Both teams have met five times in the NPFL. MFM and the hosts won two games each and shared the spoils in their last meeting with a goalless draw.last_img read more

first_img Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Related Articles Share Codere merges Italian fruit machine units forming CODWIN July 3, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 A Mexican federal court has denied Grupo Codere the right to open a further 45 casino/betting establishments, hindering the Bolsa Madrid gambling group’s LATAM expansion plans.Last week, Mexican news sources revealed that on 15 April a Mexican Tribunal on administrative matters had revoked ‘Recreativos Codere’ its previous exemption from Ministry of Interior rules on licensing gambling properties.The tribunal’s ruling dates back to 2007, when Codere was granted its first concessions to expand in Mexico. Nevertheless, in 2012 federal changes to Mexican gambling laws would institute that permits could only be granted to ‘single gambling establishments’, which under no circumstances can operate multiple gambling premises ‘under one authorization’.Codere governance appealed the gambling reforms, arguing that Mexican authorities should simply grant Codere permits as requested.In its judgement, the tribunal underlined that Codere had been granted a number of favourable rulings during an 11-year period, helping the operator expand its Mexican presence.At present, Codere operates 95 gambling/betting properties across Mexico, with the gambling group recently renewing its racing concession with the Hipódromo de las Américas for a further 15-years.The Spanish gambling group has operated in the Mexican market since 2004, and services a full inventory of products, including bingo, gaming halls, casino and sportsbook properties.Entering 2019, Codere governance would underline growth in the Mexican gambling market as a key corporate directive in the firms ‘2021 transformation programme’– with the company actively seeking new Mexican licenses.last_img read more

first_imgManchester City reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time courtesyof a 0-0 draw at home to Dynamo Kiev, sealing a 3-1 aggregate victory. However, the win came at a cost, with centre-backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi both going off injured.City went into the game with a 3-1 lead from the first leg and looked in complete control throughout a first half that lacked anything even resembling a chance at either end. And a subdued atmosphere at the Etihad wasn’t helped by Kompany pulling up with a muscle injury just five minutes into the game. The City captain was stony-faced as he left the field, and he was joined in the changing rooms shortly afterwards by fellow centre-back Otamendi with what looked like a less serious injury.Dynamo needed three goals to avoid a European exit and threw on an extra striker for the second half, but it was City who created the game’s better chances, with Sergio Aguero shooting narrowly wide and Jesus Navas striking the post with a low drive.The celebrations at full-time were muted, but this result heralds a new dawn for Manchester City, who now wait for Friday’s quarter-final draw to see who they face in the last eight of the competition.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgHello, Jacob Hollister. Please don’t be David Njoku. Be more like Ricky Seals-Jones, as a matter of fact. We’ve touted Hollister most of the second half in our tight end rankings, and our Week 16 PPR TE rankings see him placed among the elites. It’d normally be weird for us to want any tight end to be like RSJ, but after Seals-Jones scored two revenge-game TDs against the Cardinals, fantasy owners in championship games would like to see Hollister match that output.Otherwise, though, the names in the top-10 are the usual suspects (minus Evan Engram, who would be in that top level if not for his nagging foot injury that got him onto Injured Reserve). Most likely, you’ve made it to fantasy championship week thanks to a solid TE (or a stream-against-the-Cardinals strategy). If you have a stud, the best strategy is just to play him. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIf you’re looking for a stream, though, and Hollister is already accounted for, the first try would be O.J. Howard. With receivers dropping like flies with bad hamstrings in Tampa Bay, Howard saw a season-high eight targets in Week 15 and probably will see a similar level of usage in Week 16 against the Texans. You could also give Dallas Goedert or Jonnu Smith a chance after they both had five catches in Week 15 (Smith added an impressive 57-yard run to showcase his athleticism).WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverTyler Higbee might be a big question for a few of you. He’s balled out the past few weeks, and if you’ve been riding that production you might be playing for a title. To be frank, the San Francisco matchup in Week 16 is a bad one. But it seems like Jared Goff will keep throwing to Higbee, and if Hollister and Howard are both owned in your league, it’s probably fine to stick with the guy who’s had three straight 100-yard games.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPThere will surely be some fantasy matchups that come down to Travis Kelce on Sunday night, and with Saturday action in Week 16, as well, there’s a lot to look forward to. Best of luck in your title games.MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup Builder Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. For more individual TE analysis, click here.MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsWeek 16 PPR Rankings: TEsThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Travis Kelce, KC @ CHI2George Kittle, SF vs. LAR3Zach Ertz, PHI vs. DAL4Jacob Hollister, SEA vs. ARZ5Austin Hooper, ATL vs. JAX6Hunter Henry, LAC vs. OAK7Darren Waller, OAK @ LAC8Mark Andrews, BAL @ CLE9Jared Cook, NO @ TEN10Tyler Higbee, LAR @ SF11O.J. Howard, TB vs. HOU12Greg Olsen, CAR @ IND13Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. DAL14Jack Doyle, IND vs. CAR15Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs. GB16Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. CIN17Jonnu Smith, TEN vs. NO18Noah Fant, DEN vs. DET19Jason Witten, DAL @ PHI20Cameron Brate, TB vs. HOU21Darren Fells, HOU @ TB22Jordan Akins, HOU @ TB23Gerald Everett, LAR @ SF24Kaden Smith, NYG @ WAS25Jimmy Graham, GB @ MIN26Vance McDonald, PIT @ NYJ27Benjamin Watson, NE vs. BUF28Tyler Eifert, CIN @ MIA29Dawson Knox, BUF @ NE30Logan Thomas, DET @ DEN31Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs. GBlast_img read more

first_imgGeorgia Tech signee Bryce Gowdy died on Monday morning. He was 17. Family matters, can’t wait to get to the ATL soon! pic.twitter.com/mCw5esPWUj— Bryce “Simba” Gowdy (@SkayeBryce) December 30, 2019According to the Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Gowdy, the oldest of three siblings, wanted to support his family through “a slew of struggles,” including financial hardships and homelessness.Gowdy’s high school team and future coach Geoff Collins were among those who on Monday mourned his death.We are heartbroken. Bryce will always be a part of our Georgia Tech Football Family. We will be praying for him and all those who love him.#BelieveIn7 #RIPSimba pic.twitter.com/dtV5g50Tiq— Coach Collins🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@CoachCollins) December 30, 2019HEARTBROKEN💔 #RipSimba #BelieveIn7— Deerfield Beach Football (@DB_BucksFB) December 30, 2019 Gowdy, a standout receiver from Deerfield Beach (Fla.), was struck and killed by a freight train at roughly 4 a.m. ET on Monday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The same office ruled his death a suicide on Tuesday. He reportedly was packed and days away from moving to Georgia Tech’s campus.last_img read more

first_img A quartet from Waterton Park Golf Club in Yorkshire won the latest qualifying tournament for England Golf’s new Club Team Championship and led six groups into the grand final.The team of Glynn Andrews, his wife Karen, Tracey Parker and Simon Burgoyne (pictured) scored a total of 87 points on a wet and windy day in the qualifying tournament at Fulford, York.The other five qualifying teams are: Shipley Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85 points; Whitby Golf Club, Yorkshire, 85; Willow Valley Golf Club, Yorkshire 82; Elsham Golf Club, Lincolnshire, 81; and Rufford Park Golf Club, Nottinghamshire, 80.They all go forward to the final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Friday, 14 August, where they will play off against finalists from three other qualifying events. It will be a feature of the new Golf Week festival, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.The new competition invited clubs to enter teams of two men and two women with combined handicaps between 50 and 96. They play a stableford off three-quarters handicap, with the best two scores counting on each hole.The Waterton Park group had a wide mix of handicaps: the two men both play off five; Karen is a 13-handicapper and Tracey plays off 33.“It’s been a good day,” said Glynn, who described the weather as typically English.  “This is a great golf course and a great venue. I must have played it 50 times, but it was new to the other three and they all said ‘fantastic.’“We all four played nicely and the girls were brilliant. We’re really looking forward to the grand final and so pleased to have the opportunity to go.”This was the second of four qualifying events. One has already been held at Stoneham in Hampshire and others will take place on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa on June 21; and at Coventry Golf Club on June 28. 14 Jun 2015 Yorkshire team lead qualifers for new national final last_img read more

first_imgLINCROFT –The 3rd annual Walk the Walk with Kevin Kret will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Christian Brothers Academy on Newman Springs Road.Registration for the walk will begin at 6:30 p.m.This year’s theme is: “We Still Believe … Walk the Walk with Kevin Kret.”Kevin, a Middletown resident, was severely injured July 31, 2009, during a skateboarding accident.The organization is hoping this year’s event is its most successful yet.Kevin’s dad, Mike Kret, is planning to bring the actual technology and the doctors behind it to demonstrate how far Kevin has advanced in this new world of technology and science. Dr. Philip DeFina of International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF) is expected to attend.Kevin with his parents Joan and Mike at the 2011 Walk the Walk with Kevin Kret at Christian Brothers Academy, Kevin’s alma mater.The goal of the walk is to raise awareness for the importance of the use of helmets, provide hope to other families that are in the same situation of having a loved one in a “unconscious state” and to provide funds to continue the technological and scientific treatment for Kevin with IBRF.This year credit card donations can be made online on behalf of Kevin’s treatment at www.ibrfinc.org/support.htm. Donors must write “Kret Walk” in the comment box so Kevin gets the donation toward his treatment.“We are coming up on three years since Kevin Kret’s skateboarding accident that left him in a coma,” wrote Kevin’s parents, Mike and Joan Kret. “How far we have come, but still there is a long way to go. Through donations from our friends, family and some caring individuals whom we have never met, and working with the International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF), we have been able to get Kevin the most advanced treatments available for severe disorders of consciousness.“Through donations we have been able to purchase equipment that allows Kevin to stand and ride a passive cycle to keep his body in shape while we wait for God with the help of advances in science to bring Kevin back to us once again. There are a number of promising advances on the horizon,” the Krets wrote.last_img read more

first_imgIn what is a joint partnership, the majority stakeholder in the NRL franchise will be the Carlaw Heritage Trust, which is an arm of the Auckland Rugby League.An Auckland business with a long-standing history of supporting rugby league, Autex Industries, has partnered with the Trust in the purchase.Trust and Auckland Rugby League chairperson Cameron McGregor said they are clear in their immediate primary focus.”We’re here for the long term and we want to bring stability to the club.”I’m sure with Autex and ourselves we will provide that. It’s all about the future and providing the platform to enable the club to go into the future with confidence.”The sale of the club comes at a time when, after several years of poor results, the team is performing well.For the first time in their history, the Warriors won their first five games of the season and after eight rounds they are third on the NRL ladder with six wins and just two losses to their name.McGregor provided assurance for fans and followers who may be worried that new ownership would mean a raft of changes just when the team appeared in strong shape.”We have no desire to come in and make any immediate changes.”We’re here to support Cameron [George] and his team and what they are doing now,” he said.”We’re looking for stability in the club and we want to bring some financial strength to the club as well.”McGregor also said they want kids in Auckland and around the country to grow up wanting to play for the Warriors and knowing that is possible.”We see this as an opportunity long term to re-establish the pathways in our games, so our under-sixes playing out there now have a vision to be able to play to right through to the professional level and the NRL.”Club chief executive Cameron George was happy to have any potential distraction the sale brought behind them and believed they could move forward with confidence.George said his initial discussions with the Carlaw Park Heritage Trust, who had a 67 percent stake, and partners Autex Industries had been positive.”To have support from the new owners is really great.”I’ve had a good discussion with these gentleman and they’ve certainly demonstrated that to this point and I’m sure that will go forward.”There’s been a couple of months where there’s been some question marks about different things and different people and different comments and statements, but I’m really excited about what we can all do together.”last_img read more

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Jamie Vardy became the first player to score in 11 straight English Premier League (EPL) games in helping Leicester draw 1-1 with Manchester United, capping a frenzied day of goals and drama that ended with Manchester City back in first place.Vardy beat former United star Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record – held since 2003 – for netting in consecutive games by scoring in the 24th minute at King Power Stadium yesterday, continuing a stunning run that began in late August.”It’s unbelievable,” said Vardy, who was playing non-league football four seasons ago and wasn’t even a regular starter for Leicester last season.Leicester began the day in first place, scarcely believable given the team narrowly fought off relegation only last season, but slipped to second after conceding an equaliser to Bastian Schweinsteiger in first-half injury time.Man City reclaimed top spot after grabbing three of the 25 goals scored across six matches – an unprecedented total in the Premier League for that number of games.City beat Southampton 3-1 at home to end a sobering week on a high, following losses to Liverpool in the Premier League and Juventus in the Champions League.DE BRUYNE NETS OPENING GOALRecord signing Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal for City, with the playmaker setting up the others for Fabian Delph and Aleksandar Kolarov.The most dramatic game was at Dean Court, where Junior Stanislas scored Bournemouth’s last-gasp equaliser in a wild 3-3 draw against Everton. Four of the game’s goals went in from the 80th, with Ross Barkley scoring in the fifth minute of stoppage time to restore the lead for Everton.Newcastle dropped into the bottom three after losing 5-1 at Crystal Palace. Sunderland capitalised on the sending-off of Ryan Shawcross soon after half-time to beat Stoke 2-0 through goals in the final eight minutes by Patrick van Aanholt and Duncan Watmore.Aston Villa are five points adrift in last place after matching the club’s longest run without a victory – 13 games – by losing 3-2 to Watford.Vardy’s record-breaking goal was typical for a player who has become one of the hottest properties in English football. Racing onto a through-ball behind the defence and one-on-one with the goalkeeper David de Gea, Vardy took a touch, composed himself, and shot powerfully into the bottom corner.He wheeled away in celebration, pointing repeatedly to his chest, shouting out loudly and taking in the adulation of the crowd before getting mobbed by teammates.”I’ve just been keeping my head down this week, not letting it sink in my head and just concentrate,” Vardy said. “It was just another game we tried to get three points from.”last_img read more