Defending champs through to quarterfinals

first_imgDefending champion St. Pius as well as former winners West Ruimveldt, Tucville, Soesdyke and St. Agnes earned their respective quarterfinal berths when the Courts Pee Wee football competition p continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. St. Pius hammered Uitvlugt 5-1. Jamal Fraser led the rout with a brace in the 18th and 39th minute. The other three conversions came via the respective boots of Bryan Brown, Troy Macey and Donovan Welcome in the sixth, eighth and 38th minute.On the other hand, West Ruimveldt dismissed Enterprise 2-0. Cleon La Rose and Emanuel Phillips scored in the eighth and 11th minute respectively.Likewise newcomer Soesdyke crushed Craig 3-0. Jermaine Mitchell tallied a double in the 25th and 27th minute while Samuel Tasher opened the scoring in the 11th minute. For Uitvlugt, an own goal opened their account in the 21st minute. Meanwhile St. Agnes bested Redeemer 2-0. Cleon London and Shaquille Dalrymple scored in the 16th and 38th minute respectively.Also Tucville edged Marian Academy 1-0 compliments of a Wayne Solomon strike in the 17th minute.In other results, Genesis edged Maes 2-1 while Timehri battled past St. Stephen 1-0. The respective winners will progress to the quarterfinal section, with the losers battling in the plate section for positions 9-16. Complete ResultsGame-1Redeemer-0 vs St. Agnes-2 Cleon London-16thShaquille Dalrymple-38thGame-2 Genesis-2 vs Maes-1Genesis ScorersEzekiel Yarde-26th and 31stMaes Scorer Elijah Bynoe-16thGame-3Timehri-1 vs St. Stephen-0 Esteban Médina-19thGame-4Craig-0 vs Soesdyke-3 Jermaine Mitchell-25th and 27thSamuel Tasher-11thGame-5 St. Pius-5 vs Uitvlugt-1St. Pius ScorersJamal Fraser-18th and 39th Bryan Brown-6thTroy Macy-8thDonovan Welcome-38thUitvlugt ScorerOwn goal-21stGame-6Enterprise-0 vs West Ruimveldt-2Cleon La Rose-8thEmanuel Phillips-11thGame-7Marian Academy-0 vs Tucville-1Wayne Solomon-17thGame-8North Georgetown-3 vs St. Ambrose-1North Georgetown ScorersGarey Primo-2nd and 26thAkeem Joyce-31stSt. Ambrose ScorerKeandre Carr-10thlast_img read more

No room for two team events in two months, says Nadal

first_img(Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal has called on tennis administrators to create one “big world team cup competition” instead of confusing fans by staging the ATP Cup and Davis Cup within two months of each other. Nadal won the International Tennis Federation’s revamped Davis Cup competition with Spain in November and lost Sunday’s final of the inaugural ATP Cup to Novak Djokovic’s Serbia.“I think it’s a great competition but … I can’t change my mind that two world cups (within two months) is not real,” Nadal told reporters.“We need to find a way to fix it and we need to find a way to make a big deal with ITF and ATP to create a big world team cup competition, not two world cups. “I think that’s a confusion for the spectators, and we need to be clear in our sport.” Other top players, including Djokovic, have previously backed the merger of the two team events.last_img read more

Solidarity ride, candelight vigil held for Bentley

first_imgA solidarity ride along with a candlelight vigil were observed by cyclists, family and friends of Jude Bentley on Sunday following his untimely death in a fatal accident during early morning training on Saturday on the Rupert Craig Highway. According to reports, Bentley was killed after he was struck from behind in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn at around 5:00hrs by a Toyota Land Cruiser, reportedly driven by Rear Admiral (Ret’d) and former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Gary Best.He was 41. The solidarity ride started from Bentley’s Bike Shop on Robb Street, Bourda and ended at the accident scene where he died on the spot.Bentley, who only on Friday signed up to rejoin Carlton Wheelers Cycle Club, died in the club’s racing kit. The hashtag #justiceforjude has also been circulating on social media as the family, friends and members of the Sonic Hunters Motorcycling Club call for justice for the father of six.Bentley, who started a movement – 592 Bike Life – aimed at empowering and bringing youths together will be missed by the cycling fraternity.In an invited comment, Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation, Malcolm Sonoram told Stabroek Sport recently that the father of six was impactful to many young riders and his passing “is obviously a loss to the cycling community.”last_img read more

Holder hails ‘smooth’ safety protocols

first_imgMANCHESTER, England, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder has praised the England and Wales Cricket Board for the safety protocols implemented for the upcoming Test series, saying yesterday the Caribbean side felt “safe” after arriving here for the historic tour. He said having been flown from the Caribbean by private charter on Monday, the team had experienced a seamless transition from the airport to hotel, with little interaction with the public.The tour is taking place in the face of a global public health crisis triggered by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has already caused over 4 100 deaths in the United Kingdom.“I feel pretty safe. I must commend the ECB, they’ve been outstanding so far,” Holder told a media conference conducted via Zoom from Old Trafford here where the entire touring party has been quarantined for the next two weeks. “Arriving here in Manchester yesterday was pretty smooth. We just transitioned directly from the plane through a VIP arrival hall and then from there straight on the buses and directly to the hotel so we had no real interface with anyone from the public; obviously just the workers at the airport and here at the hotel as well.”The three-Test series will be the first of its kind to be played behind closed doors and under strict social distancing, health and sanitisation protocols.Players will be isolated from the public throughout the seven-week tour, first at the “bio-secure” Old Trafford facility and then at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The teams will return to Old Trafford for the final two Tests.Originally, the series had been carded for May but had to be postponed after the United Kingdom found itself in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic.Negotiations between the ECB and Cricket West Indies resulted in the proposed series from July 8-28, with West Indies arriving a month prior to undergo the necessary quarantine and preparation. “Before coming here to England we all knew what was being posed,” Holder pointed out.“It was a situation of constant dialogue as to what a possible series would look like coming over here to the UK and at no point in time we forced anybody to come. Everybody had their free will. “I just think it’s a case where at some point or the other we had to resume some type of normalcy. We have been assured by the ECB that the relevant protocols have been put in place and so far since we’ve got here, everything has been smooth.” Holder, who oversaw the Windies’ capture of the coveted Wisden Trophy last year, said it was important that players adjusted to the new measures which were unavoidable across most sporting disciplines.“At the end of the day it’s not going to be the normal bilateral series here in England but at the end of the day this is where we are with the state of world cricket – state of the world per se,” he stressed.“I’ve been watching other sports on TV and it is different and no doubt it will be different but again, we’ve just got to get on with it and try to make the most of the circumstances in these trying times.”last_img read more

Australia is ready for a woman to run the game – Perry

first_imgMELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australian cricket is ripe for a woman to run the board for the first time and has excellent candidates within easy reach, according to star all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Cricket Australia (CA) have appointed Nick Hockley as interim CEO to replace Kevin Roberts, who resigned this week after months of criticism over his leadership, but the board will conduct a global search for a permanent boss.Perry suggested recruiters need only look as far as Western Australia Cricket Association boss Christina Matthews, or at senior women in head office, for a long-term solution.“I think Cricket Australia has been ready for a female CEO for a long time,” Perry told reporters in a video call yesterday. “I know Chris (Matthews) was in discussions for the last round of hiring for the role.“I don’t think it’s something that’s new.“We’ve got a number of women working in high executive roles in Cricket Australia, Belinda Clark and Steph Beltrame to name a couple.” Both Clark and Beltrame are long-time staffers at CA, with former Australia captain Clark running community cricket and Beltrame the broadcasting and commercial portfolio in the executive team.“They are absolutely pivotal in the way that we operate. So, yeah, I think there’s some really strong representation,” said Perry.Australia’s peerless women’s team won the Twenty20 World Cup on home soil in March only days before the coronavirus suspended all domestic cricket. Fears the women’s game might be diminished as part of a cost-cutting restructure to deal with the impact of COVID-19 were allayed this week, with the board confirming the full summer schedule would be retained.The Australian men’s team lost batting coach Graeme Hick among 40 redundancies announced this week, but Perry confirmed the women’s programme had kept all its staff.“We’ve been incredibly fortunate in that sense,” said the 29-year-old. “I know from a player and staffing perspective, we feel very grateful given everything that’s been going on.”last_img read more

South Africa tour to West Indies on hold indefinitely

first_imgCAPE TOWN,  (Reuters) – South Africa’s director of cricket Graeme Smith does not expect the national team to be back in action until November at the earliest and confirmed the scheduled tour of West Indies has been postponed indefinitely. Cricket West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave said last week they were hopeful of hosting South Africa in September for either two tests or five T20 internationals, but Smith has made clear that will not happen.“The West Indies tour has been postponed indefinitely,” he told reporters on Saturday. “We are struggling to find the time with the Indian Premier League, when our players are likely to be needed from the beginning of September.“In terms of when we will get back onto the field, we are probably looking at November onwards. And if all goes well, it will then be a very busy period for South African cricket, playing series at times when we don’t usually play. “It will be a case of trying to cram in all the tours that have been missed.”South Africa cut short a One-Day International series in India in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have also been forced to postpone a tour to Sri Lanka, as well as their engagement with West Indies.Smith said the lack of cricket is a financial time bomb for the country, who have also lost their major sponsor in the last few months. “Financially we are in a lot of trouble. We need to get our broadcast rights in, support from corporate sponsorship and get the right content (series) in place.”South Africa are scheduled to play test matches against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia between January and March next year.last_img read more

`Plenty of room for improvement’ – Green

first_imgSkipper of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Chris Green believes there is a lot of room for improvement as they look to bounce back today against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots at 17.00 hours.    Warriors suffered a four-wicket loss in the Caribbean Premier League opener against Trinbago Knight Riders and Green reflected on the outcome during his post-match interview. The 26-year-old off-spinner, who finished as the most expensive bowler for the Warriors  said there was room for improvement in the batting and bowling departments.“There is plenty of room for improvement with both bat and ball and I am really excited for tomorrow [today].”Green admitted that it would be hard to try match the heroics of last season where they lost only the final but figured throughout the course of the tournament, his team would get better and begin to peak towards the business end of the competition. “It’s always going to be tough to match up to 11 in a row like last year, disappointing not to get the right result today but plenty of positives and plenty of room to grow as well,” the captain said.“Obviously the first game of the tournament, first game in a long time, we got a long way to go in the tournament and we got to start peaking towards that backend so we are looking forward to our match tomorrow [today].”Today, Warriors will be tackling a fresh-look Patriots side but while the team has rejuvenated its side, a number of players represented Warriors in the past. Among them are skipper, Rayad Emrit, Denesh Ramdin, Sohail Tanvir and Chris Lynn. The quartet have shown their worth in the past and will no doubt look to come good against the five-time finalists.Reflecting on the contest, Green was satisfied with the total posted and felt that the half century third-wicket partnership between Shimron Hetmyer (63 not out) and Ross Taylor (33) was what set them on course for a decent total.“I think given the start with the two wickets early on, I thought Ross Taylor and Shimron Hetmyer batted fantastically well to set up that innings for us and we thought 140 would be a good score, we were pushing close to 150 and we were very happy with that total,” he stated. However, the Australian spinner felt that when the bowlers were not able to hold their lengths it ultimately affect the defence.“We just spoke about holding that length, as you saw Romario Shepherd and Naveen Ul-Haq early in that power play just holding that length and that was our successful length at times and when we went away from that we got hurt and when we were able to hold that we did well,” Green opined.last_img read more

Argyll using Alan Brazil to launch first UK sportsbook brand

first_imgShare Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead  July 28, 2020 Share Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Amelco solidifies US presence with Continent 8 deal August 26, 2020 Submit Related Articles UK licensed gaming start up Argyll Entertainment has launched its UK-facing sportsbook www.betonbrazil.com, featuring the name, face and voice of ex-Scottish International footballer turned award-winning broadcaster Alan Brazil as its brand ambassador.Bet on Brazil intends to leverage the lively, knowledgeable and charismatic personality of Brazil by offering its customers an experience that surrounds the traditional online gambling product with a lively mixture of opinion, fun, debate and insider sports news. Customers will be able to consume a whole range of exclusive video, audio and written content throughout the site and have the chance to compete for “money can’t buy” prizes and exclusive access to Brazil and his friends.Bet on Brazil has launched its sports-only offering for the start of the Premier League season including its very own in-play fantasy football game, Brazil’s Fantasy Fever.  During August it intends to roll out its full sportsbook and horseracing offering utilising the Amelco Platform, as well as a rich and varied portfolio of casino slots, table games and live dealer products from premium suppliers including NetEnt, iSoftbet and Realistic Games.Bet on Brazil is operated by Switzerland-based Argyll Entertainment, which is a member of the AHG Group based in Orlando, Florida. Stuart Tilly, CEO of Argyll Entertainment, commented: “At Bet on Brazil, we’ll have a market leading sportsbook and a premium portfolio of casino games to rival the very best operators in the market; it’s just our customers will have a lot more fun playing them.”Tailoring its initial launch promotions and offers specifically around football and Brazil, Bet on Brazil will be offering daily Happy Hour enhanced prices, Big Al’s Accas and giving customers plenty of chances to meet the big man himself. Alongside all of this, customers will be treated to an entertaining mix of opinion, commentary and mischief from Brazil and his pals via podcasts, videos and articles, focusing on all the action, controversy and key talking points that come up from week to week… ‘with the odd off topic digression along the way’.Stuart Tilly will be talking about the use of ambassadors and branding at next month’s Betting on Sports Conference on 15-16 September at Grange Tower Bridge London. Use the code SBCGROUP for a 33% discount – register now here.last_img read more

Ravens expected to be without two key contributors for start of offseason program

first_imgThe Ravens will officially open their Owings Mills facility for the start of their offseason workout program on Monday, but they shouldn’t expect to see two key starters waiting at the door.Running back Ray Rice and starting cornerback Cary Williams are not expected to attend the voluntary workouts that will begin on Monday. Many veterans are typically absent at the start of the workouts, but the absences of both Rice and Williams stem from the status of their respective contracts.After receiving the franchise tag in early March, Rice and agent Todd France have gotten nowhere with the Ravens in long-term contract negotiations and is not expected to attend organized team activities without a new contract. The two-time Pro Bowl back is currently scheduled to play with the $7.7 million franchise tender should the sides fail to reach an agreement on a new contract by July 15, and it’s possible he would decide to hold out during training camp without a new deal in place.Meanwhile, Williams was given a second-round tender as a restricted free agent, which would pay him a $1.92 million salary for the 2012 season. Williams’ agent Marc Lillibridge also represents Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb, who signed a six-year, $50 million contract last week, so it’s interesting to speculate how that might have impacted the sides’ negotiations regarding a new deal for Williams.Attempts to reach Lillibridge for comment were unsuccessful.Williams is not expected to sign his restricted tender for a few more weeks, according to the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. However, the 6-foot-1 corner would probably not benefit from holding out considering the Ravens drafted Jimmy Smith in the first round of last year’s draft. Restricted free agents have until June 15 to sign the offered tender or the team may reduce the tendered amount to 110 percent of last year’s salary while still retaining the rights to the player.Neither Rice nor Williams is required to report for voluntary workouts and are currently not under contract.The Ravens have not yet announced the dates for their mandatory minicamp.In other news, La Canfora reported the Ravens have made a “conservative” one-year offer to center-guard Jason Brown, who played in Baltimore from 2005 to 2008. Most recently with the St. Louis Rams, Brown was released earlier this offseason and was benched at one point last season due to ineffective play.The Ravens are an estimated $1.9 million under the salary cap, meaning any offer to Brown or another veteran interior lineman would likely barely exceed the league minimum for veterans.last_img read more

Caldwell to complete another head-coaching interview with Tennessee

first_imgRavens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell continues to receive interest as a potential NFL head coach and will interview with the Tennessee Titans later this week.After completing interviews with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins in recent days, Caldwell will reportedly meet with the Titans about their open position after they fired Mike Munchak on Saturday.Caldwell spent three years as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and led them to Super Bowl XLIV before joining the Ravens as quarterbacks coach in 2012. He received much praise for the job he did with the Baltimore offense in helping the Ravens win a Super Bowl after being promoted to offensive coordinator on Dec. 10, 2012, but his offense struggled mightily in 2013 as the Ravens finished 29th in total yards and 25th in points scored while also setting franchise lows in rushing yards and yards per carry.Baltimore parted ways with running backs coach Wilbert Mongtomery last week, and some have wondered whether a change is warranted at offensive coordinator despite teams having interest in Caldwell for their vacant head coaching positions.last_img read more