Rohr to Name Squad against Zambia it Two Weeks

first_img“The Eagles squad list for the match in Zambia will be announced by the third week of this month,” an official informed.Rohr has already hinted that the call-ups for this game will mainly be those who were involved in the recent AFCON 2017 qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo, which was used as a warm-up for the Zambia match.The Franco-German coach has also said Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi and Portugal-based Oghenekaro Etebo will be invited after they have recovered from injuries.Rohr has said he will meet up with Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to rescind his decision to quit international football.However, Chidozie Awaziem and Imoh Ezekiel, who did not make the match-day squad for the Tanzania game are not likely to be invited.Awaziem, a midfielder who has been converted to central defence, has been demoted to the FC Porto second team this season after the Portuguese club did not register him for the UEFA Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERNigeria coach Gernot Rohr will pick his squad for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Zambia in two weeks, officials have disclosed.The World Cup qualifier in Ndola will be played on October 9.last_img read more

Davis misses second half after spraining right ankle

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 RALEIGH, N.C. — Syracuse outside linebacker Dyshawn Davis sprained his right ankle one minute before the end of the second quarter against North Carolina State and did not return to the game.Afterward, SU head coach Scott Shafer said Davis expects to play against Georgia Tech next week.“He’ll be okay,” Shafer said. “He’s got an ankle sprain. It’s something that’s been nagging him all the way back to the summer, but they put him in a boot. He was walking around on it. He said, ‘Coach, I’ll be back. Don’t worry.’ So I feel good about that.”Davis blitzed up the middle on a 2nd-and-9 from the SU 21 with 1:11 left in the second quarter, but didn’t make it to Wolfpack quarterback Pete Thomas.As the N.C. State offense celebrated in the end zone, Davis crumpled to the grass and writhed in pain near the 30-yard line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDavis attempted to get up and walk off the far side of the field, but could only hobble about halfway before lying back down. Davis smacked his hands against his helmet in frustration as medical staff attended to his right ankle.After about two minutes, Davis was helped up and off the field, keeping most of his weight on his left leg.Josh Kirkland filled in for Davis and finished with three tackles and one thumping pass breakup. Kirkland leveled Quintin Payton on a crossing route early in the fourth quarter, helping spark the Orange to a 14-0 mark in that frame.“I’ve slowly been transitioning, sharing time with him and stuff,” Kirkland said. “Coming in it was just like any other game. I just had to play a little bit longer.”Walking out to the team bus after the game, Davis wore a boot on his right foot, but put normal weight on it. He carried his own backpack and rolled his luggage behind him. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse falls 1-0 to St. John’s in home opener

first_imgIn the 79th minute, Syracuse forward Maya Pitts crossed the ball from the left corner to the middle of the penalty box, where Stephanie Skilton headed the ball to Eva Gordon on the left side of the box. Gordon attempted to slip the ball into the left corner of the net, but St. John’s goalkeeper Diana Poulin dove to the grass to make the save, turning cheers of excitement from the SU fans into groans of disappointment.“I thought Eva did a great job of getting into the near post space,” Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said of the play. “(Poulin) made a good save, so I give her credit.”Poulin didn’t have to make many saves in the first half as the Orange struggled to create scoring chances. Syracuse adjusted its offensive strategy at halftime, getting in more opportunities similar to Gordon’s. But the Orange (1-2) failed to capitalize on any of them in a 1-0 loss to St. John’s (3-0) at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday night.In a scoreless opening 45 minutes, Syracuse was rarely able to get the ball inside the box on offense. Wheddon tried to make changes on the fly by substituting Gordon and forward Alex Lamontagne into the game for Alexis Koval and Sheridan Street, but not much changed.At halftime, the head coach said he talked to his team about taking advantage of the space between St. John’s midfielders and back line. And in the second half, Syracuse pushed up its wide players on the Red Storm’s defenders and began to pressure the ball more. Wheddon said that SU also attempted to isolate its forwards in one-on-one situations.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just played way more direct and it showed in the opportunities we got,” Gordon said.The first of those opportunities came in the 41st minute, when Lamontagne dribbled the ball just in front of the penalty box before lofting a short lob pass ahead to midfielder Jackie Firenze. Only Poulin stood between Firenze and a goal, but the pass traveled a little too far and straight into the goalkeeper’s hands.Later, with 25 minutes to play, Street crossed the ball from the right side of the box toward the St. John’s goal. Poulin and Koval were the only players in the area. Both slid for the ball, but Poulin got there first and made the save.“I thought we were doing a great job,” Wheddon said. “We got some great services into the box.”Gordon’s scoring chance came with roughly 11 minutes left, and it would end up being one of Syracuse’s final shots on goal. But it wasn’t SU’s final opportunity, as the Orange was awarded consecutive corner kicks in the 87th and 88th minutes. Firenze took both, but Syracuse couldn’t convert on either.“We just needed to finish our chances,” Firenze said. “We had some good opportunities there but that’s just something that we’re going to have to work on.” Comments Published on August 28, 2015 at 11:03 pm Contact Michael: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball game day: What to know about Florida State matchup

first_img Published on January 28, 2017 at 9:32 am Contact Paul: | @pschweds Coming off its first single-digit conference game, Syracuse (12-9, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) looks to win its second straight game Saturday at noon in the Carrier Dome against No. 6 Florida State (18-3, 6-2). The Orange has yet to beat a ranked opponent this season.Here’s what you need to know before SU takes on the Seminoles.How can you watch the game? The game will be air on ESPN2. Syracuse alumnus Dave O’Brien will handle the play-by-play duties and Doris Burke will be the color commentator. Here are channel listings based on provider.• Time Warner: 301 and 25 for non-digital subscribers• Verizon Fios: 574 (high-definition) and 74 (standard-definition)• DirecTV: 209• Dish Network: 144• New Visions: 760 (high-definition) and 74 (standard-definition)Can John Gillon end Syracuse’s point guard discussion? Gillon finished strong in Tuesday night’s win against Wake Forest. Finding consistency is the next step for the grad transfer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow has Taurean Thompson progressed? Throughout his freshman season, Thompson has helped SU’s offense. Recently, he’s settling less for mid-range jumpers.Where does Syracuse stand nearly halfway through ACC play? Our beat writers discussed, here.What else is going on around the ACC this weekend? Find out, here.What do our beat writers expect to happen on Saturday? Find out if any were bold enough to pick SU in a massive upset.Anything else to know about the Seminoles? Check out a preview of FSU. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Grinding Gears: Trojans’ rematch stands on its own

first_imgAll week long, we heard the narrative, the hype, the history — all about this vaunted “rematch” between No. 4 USC and Texas.Never mind that it had been more than a decade since that infamous Rose Bowl game. Never mind that most of the players in Saturday’s game weren’t yet teenagers when Vince Young scampered in for that back-breaking touchdown to win the 2006 national championship. Never mind that USC is a playoff contender while Texas isn’t even ranked.None of that mattered to FOX, the network broadcasting Saturday’s matchup, which showed countless promos and flashbacks featuring that game. Or to either USC or Texas, both of which brought out their stars to Los Angeles. Matt Leinart. Vince Young. Matthew McConaughey.OK, one of those three didn’t play in that 2006 game. But randomly seeing the movie star and Longhorns supporter on the sidelines was quite a scene. And it very much contributed to the game’s buildup.“We tried to settle [the hype] down, but it kept coming back — TV commercials and everything like that,” redshirt senior safety Chris Hawkins said. “It’s not like we don’t see those things. They always want to make that a big part of the game. They brought all their players back. We brought all our players back. They had celebrities on their sideline. We had celebrities on our sideline.”Concocting storylines in sports, though, rarely works out. Yes, this was a matchup between two storied programs that once combined for one of the greatest college football games ever. And yes, this is what probably drew over 84,000 fans to the Coliseum on Saturday.But it wasn’t what made the game special. Nobody is going to compare Saturday’s game to the 2006 Rose Bowl and argue that it was just as good, or that USC had “redeemed” itself in some way — because it didn’t. This USC team is not out to avenge the sorrows of the 2005 team; rather, it is trying to pave its own legacy, its own chapter of greatness. And Saturday’s thrilling double-overtime win over Texas that took every ounce of energy this team could muster was proof it doesn’t need to live in the glory days of the past to be a force in the present.“We knew [the game] was important to our fanbase, but it was 12 years ago,” head coach Clay Helton said. “To a lot of these kids, they were just 6 years old. It was more important for us, for our season.”Because let’s be honest: If this was truly a rematch of that epic game, then both teams’ first half performances were an insult to everything that the 2006 Rose Bowl represented. Nobody could convert on fourth down. There were fumbles and interceptions and pick-sixes and missed field goals and dropped catches and punts — lots of punts. It was an ugly game, a snooze-fest until the first points finally came with five minutes left in the second quarter, and then again in the second half until redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold came to life late in the fourth quarter and overtime and added to his legend at USC.Here’s what made this game special. It was the fact that USC overcame a hungry and feisty Texas team led by a head coach in Tom Herman, who entered the game 6-0 all-time against ranked opponents. It was the fact that USC found a way to win despite having no run game whatsoever and with Darnold MIA for a majority of regulation. It was the fact that, in a game in which USC could have easily seen its hype train careen off the rails, the Trojans stayed poised and patient, and hung in there despite not bringing their A-game.“In the middle of the second quarter, I was like, ‘Dang. This Texas defense really has our number, to be honest,’” Darnold said.And it did. To watch a dynamic talent in Darnold and a deadly 1-2 running back punch in junior Ronald Jones II and freshman Stephen Carr all sputter was frustrating, and the longer the struggles carried on, the more the thought that Texas could pull the upset crept into everyone’s head.The Longhorns, in fact, were 45 seconds away from doing so. They had already achieved their version of the Vince Young “he’s-going-for-the-corner” play when quarterback Sam Ehlinger found Armanti Foreman in the end zone to give Texas a 17-14 lead late in the fourth quarter.But this time, there would be no regrets for USC, no failed Reggie Bush lateral or Pete Carroll not putting Bush on the field on fourth-and-two. This time, there was only Darnold, with the game — and national championship hopes on the line — marching the Trojans down the field, throwing one clutch strike after another: a miraculous jump pass to Carr, a money throw to redshirt senior wide receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. that set up the game-tying field goal to force overtime as the Coliseum went delirious. “I don’t think I’ll ever forget in my life, the best two-minute drive I’ve ever been associated with,” Helton said. And then the touchdown bullet to junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett on the first play of overtime, the strip by redshirt sophomore linebacker Christian Rector in double-overtime, the game-winning field goal by walk-on freshman placekicker Chase McGrath that conjured up 2017 Rose Bowl flashbacks — pure ecstasy, even a bit of numbness wondering what the hell you just watched. So, perhaps there was something in this game for everyone. For the old-timers, there was the sense of satisfaction of finally beating Texas. For the newer crowd, there was a thrilling win, a gritty performance and a massive sigh of relief. But most importantly, for the players, it didn’t matter. “It’s a win,” Darnold said. “I don’t know where it ranks.” It would be hard-pressed to rank any game higher than the 2006 Rose Bowl. But then again, Darnold was 8 years old at the time. Right now, the 20-year-old Darnold and his teammates are carving out their own legacy. And more than just a rematch, Saturday’s game was another step toward accomplishing what the 2005 team couldn’t do.Eric He is a junior studying journalism. He is also the associate managing editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs Mondays.last_img read more

Wichtech Tennis  Championship Ends TodayÂ

first_imgSponsors of the tournament, CEO of Wichtech Industries limited, Dr. Chidoze Nwankwo,  said in spite of the harsh economic situation in the country, the tourney would be a regular feature in the Tennis Section’s calendar.“The fact that the number of participants had increased since the beginning of my company’s sponsorship shows that value had been added to the competition and it would be a permanent feature in the tennis section,” Nwankwo said.This year’s edition was fashioned around regular Grand Slam, as there was the men’s and women’s singles, mixed doubles and veteran singles.In a chat with THISDAY, captain of the Tennis Section, Akeem Mustafa said the competition had so far witnessed impressive tennis as participants were well prepared for the competition.“We’ve witnessed some impressive tennis on display and most of the participants have shown unprecedented tennis artistry. But most importantly we had achieved bonding, socialisation and wellness,” Mustafa said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The fourth edition of the Wichtech Tennis Championship will come to a close today at the tennis section of Ikoyi Club 1938 after five days of intense tennis action.This year’s edition drew over 60 participants who jostled for honours.last_img read more

Spanish Copa Del Rey Review: Barcelona and Valencia Secure First Leg Leads

first_imgSpanish Copa Del Rey champions and La Liga leaders Barcelona have all but sealed their place in the last 16 after an under strength side defeated Real Murcia 3-0 ahead of their second leg at the Nou Camp next month.Former Valencia striker Paco Alcacer gave the visitors the lead just before halftime before Gerard Deulofeu and debutant José Arnair added further goals in the second half to make it a comprehensive win in the first leg of their round of 32 clash.La Liga high flyers Valencia also made a big step towards the next round following a 2-0 win at Real Zaragoza through two late goals from Rodrigo and Dani Parejo (penalty).Sevilla also won their Copa Del Rey clash against Cartegena 3-0 with goals from Pablo Sarabia, Joaquin Correa and Luis Muriel to relief the pressure on new manager Eduardo Berizzo.Round of 32 (1st leg) Results:Numancia 2-1 MalagaReal Murcia 0-3 BarcelonaReal Zaragoza 0-2 ValenciaCartegena 0-3 SevillaGetafe 0-1 AlavesCadiz 1-2 Real Betws RelatedCopa Del Rey Review: Barcelona Make Light Work Of Murcia As Lower Oppositions Stun Basque ClubsNovember 30, 2017In “Europe”Lowly Leganes Stun Real Madrid Out Of Copa Del ReyJanuary 25, 2018In “Europe”Copa Del Rey Review: Valencia, Villareal Secure Last 16 Berth As Betis Suffer Shock ExitDecember 1, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

BHA hands trainer £2,000 fine over horse mix-up

first_img Related Articles Lords Committee calls for ‘reliable facts’ on gambling habits & impacts July 3, 2019 Share Share SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights May 8, 2019 StumbleUpon BHA launches report analysing Chinese influence in UK racing June 25, 2019 Submit After an identity mix-up with two of his horses at Southwell last month, trainer Ivan Furtado has been handed a £2,000 fine by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The mix-up at Southwell was the second time an incident like this has happened within six months, after an incident at Yarmouth last July that saw Fyre Cay, the well-backed odds-on favourite for the opening two‑year-old contest, edged out by 50/1 shot Mandarin Princess, only for it later to emerge that the wrong horse, Millie’s Kiss had run and won the race. Leaving many punters equally as angry as out of pocket. The events have led to the BHA signalling its intention to implement further steps to ensure that this type of incident isn’t repeated. Issuing a statement after the meeting at Southwell, the BHA stated: “The fact that the horses were not correctly identified on the racecourse was as a result of human error and not a technological fault. Where appropriate, steps are being taken internally to address the performance-related issues that arise from these errors.”Furtado was subsequently fined £1,000 pound for each horse, after a panel deemed that “the ultimate responsibility for the true identification of a horse to run in a race under rules lies with the trainer.”The Doncaster based trainer responded: “I wanted to get as low a fine as possible but I made a mistake and I have to pay for that. I will learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.“As we are learning, I hope the BHA is learning as well. I want to apologise to the public and to the owners involved. I hope we won’t be talking about this ever again.”Furthermore, following the trial the BHA emphasised that it would be taking “positive and swift action” in order to improve technology in its horse identification process.last_img read more

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Time for remote operators to focus on GamStop

first_img UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 David CliftonGamStop – it’s been a long time coming, but it’s here now (at least in a “test” phase), and somewhere in the coming “weeks and months”, to quote Tim Miller, Executive Director of the Gambling Commission, the one month notification period under LCCP social responsibility code provision 3.5.5 will be triggered by the Commission.At the expiry of that one month period, all remote B2C licence-holders must participate in this new national multi-operator self-exclusion scheme. However, it was stressed at a Commission Remote Sector meeting on 18 May that if operators wait until the notification is given by the Commission to start the GamStop integration process, they will have insufficient time to ensure compliance once that month expires.The origin of GamStop can be traced back to July 2014 when, following two Responsible Gambling Trust (now GambleAware) reports, multi-operator self-exclusion was described as “a priority” and both the UK Government and the Gambling Commission very quickly expressed their keenness for such schemes to be developed.By the following month, the Commission had published its consultation on changes to the LCCP proposing the introduction of national multi-operator self-exclusion schemes and, together with the Remote Gambling Association, had established a Working Group to determine how such a scheme would work in practice in the remote sector.The Commission’s February 2015 “Strengthening social responsibility” document indicated that, whilst it had received a mixed response to its proposed online scheme, “in general, industry respondents were supportive of the proposal and saw the benefits of it”. This led to the eventual incorporation of the new code provision within the LCCP in April 2016.However, progress with a remote sector scheme lagged behind the non-remote sector. The land-based casino scheme (SENSE), launched by the National Casino Forum and its membership on 3 August 2015, was the first such national schemes and was followed by similar schemes for betting shops, bingo clubs and arcades.In May 2015, the Gambling Commission published its briefing note on the national online self-exclusion system but it was not until August 2016 that the RGA was able to commence a scoping study for the development of that scheme (then called “NOSES”). It published an update in December 2016 and, in June 2017, announced that the scheme was to be re-named “GamStop” with the aim of it being fully implemented by the end of that year.That aim was not achieved but:on 14 December 2017, the RGA announced that “The Registration Form and the GAMSTOP Operator Side Implementation Guidance (GOSIG) are now available to enable the onboarding process for all (not just RGA members) British licensed online gambling operators to integrate with GAMSTOP in advance of the scheme going live in Spring 2018”,on 1 March 2018, the RGA announced that “a dedicated GAMSTOP office has now been put in place. Therefore if you have any queries in relation to GAMSTOP the team can be reached on 01423 790354 or feel free to e-mail Fiona Palmer ( ) or Katie Reynolds-Jones ( ) directly”, andby 25 April 2018, the first implementation phase of GamStop had commenced, albeit still in test mode.So when exactly will Gambling Commission trigger the one month notification under SR code provision 3.5.5 so that the deadline for all affected operators starts running?In advance of the Remote Sector meeting, I posed that question to the Commission in the absence of anything definitive on its online multi-operator self-exclusion scheme webpage. A spokesperson replied as follows:“GamStop is the online industry’s solution to the Gambling Commission requirement that each sector developed a multi-operator self-exclusion scheme. The Commission’s code says that the relevant condition comes into force one month after the Commission confirm that a scheme is available”.“We will do so once we have assurance that a scheme is fully and successfully operational. GamStop have decided to offer the service in advance of the licence condition coming into force”. “This has the advantage of making a multi-operator scheme for online available at the earliest opportunity. This first phase of the scheme will hopefully provide the Commission with evidence that a successful scheme is operational.”More information was supplied at the Remote Sector meeting:Not surprisingly with as ambitious a scheme as this, teething problems still exist but, from comments made by both Commission and GamStop personnel, it seems possible that the one month notification will be given in early Autumn or thereabouts.Over 5,000 people have already signed up to self-exclude from the growing number of gambling websites that have registered so far (details of which can be found at was stressed that operators should not regard GamStop as replacing their own existing self-exclusion schemes.The Commission is intending to focus its attention on the extent to which marketing still takes place to those who have self-excluded in breach of social responsibility code provision 3.5.3, whether through GamStop or under an operator’s own self-exclusion scheme.The onus will remain on operators to ensure compliance on their part with ordinary code provision 3.5.4.Operators should present the option of self-exclusion and other gambling tools in a positive manner to show that they enhance, rather than detract from, the customer’s gambling experience.Remote operators who have not yet registered to participate in the GamStop scheme are being encouraged to do so as soon as possible and, in any event, in good time before the Commission’s one month deadline is imposed. They will need to:complete and submit their qualification self-certification form to integrate with the scheme and send their live customers’ data to the GamStop Production Matching Service andplace the GamStop consumer-facing content live on their sites, including (a) an onsite display of the hyperlinked GamStop Logo, (b) information for responsible gambling pages on operator websites, (c) customer signposting following operator self-exclusion (for customers who have just self-excluded from individual operator sites) and (d) the following Gamstop customer contact details: Telephone: 0800 138 6518 (8am to midnight, 7 days a week).With February’s Gambling Participation Survey revealing that 0.8% of all respondents identified themselves as problem gamblers and 3.9% as at-risk gamblers, regulatory concerns that gambling operators implement an effective self-exclusion scheme is clearly right at the top of the Commission’s agenda. Failings in this respect on the part of Sky Betting & Gaming, Tabcorp and LeoVegas (resulting in penalty packages totalling £1.7 million overall) have been publicised in just the last two months alone. These concerns are also likely to have played a large part in inclusion within the Commission’s recently published 2018/19 Business Plan that, amongst other things, calls upon the industry to design-in protections and control measures right from the start of product development, something that former Commission CEO, Sarah Harrison, spoke about in her farewell speech at ICE in February this year, when she said: “we will look to operators, both B2B and B2C, to demonstrate how they are confident that the nature and features of their products are consistent with the licence and safer gambling. This is not just about putting in place mechanisms to mitigate harms after they have occurred, but it is about designing in protections to prevent harm in the first place”.That Business Plan also states that in the 4th quarter of this year, the Commission will be looking to “deliver enhanced consumer protection for online gambling in the areas of customer verification, fairness and interaction”. Bearing in mind the direct link between customer interactions and self-exclusion, I would urge operators to absorb all that is said in the Commission’s “Customer interaction guidance for remote gambling operators”, published in February 2018, the very same month that William Hill Group incurred a penalty package of £6.2million for failings in this and associated AML respects._______________David Clifton – Director – ‎Clifton Davies Consultancy LimitedThe Betting industry’s regulatory agenda and current context will be discussed and debated at the upcoming ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#boscon2018 – Olympia London-18-20 September 2018). Click on the below banner for more information… Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Dodgers’ link for World Series tickets goes to Yankees’ website

first_imgThere is a path, however, on the Dodgers’ site to the ticket sales pages for games at Yankee Stadium. On the homepage, click the green link for “All Tickets” and prepare to be transported over the Internet to the Bronx.Before you get too excited and book a flight to New York, tickets for those games also are sold out.Local fans who are desperate to see the Dodgers in the World Series could speculate, however, and score standing-room-only tickets for Yankee Stadium at about half the cost of the cheapest seats at Dodger Stadium. The same goes for potential games in Houston. After all, the Astros still are alive. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Want tickets to see the Dodgers in the World Series?The Dodgers’ website provides a link … to the New York Yankees’ site.Of course, the Yankees haven’t earned a spot in the World Series yet. They play the Houston Astros on Friday, Oct. 20 in Game 6 of the ALCS with a chance to clinch a spot against the Dodgers, but the Astros’ Justin Verlander might have something to say about that.There’s no apparent active link to get tickets to the Dodgers’ home games in the World Series – Games 1 and 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Wednesday, Oct. 25 and, if necessary, Games 6 and 7 on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. As expected, they were drawing a big price on the secondary market the day after the Dodgers clinched their first trip to the World Series in 29 years.last_img read more