Bartican is week one winner of Let’s Bet Sports’ Fantasy Football League

first_imgBARTICAN Delroy McIntosh drew first blood in Let’s Bet Sports’ Fantasy Premier League and received an authentic English Premier League jersey for his efforts.McIntosh, who supports Arsenal, racked up 100 points to come out as the week one winner, while Keno Washington, also of Bartica, was second with 98 points. He won a $500 voucher to either play online, or at any Lottery/Let’s Bet Sports agents countrywide.Brand Ambassador Rawle Toney was on hand to make the presentation yesterday at the Guyana Lottery Company’s Corporate Headquarters at Lamaha Street, Georgetown.At the presentation, Toney highlighted that this is the first of many winners and encouraged others to join the league as they too could win.He revealed; “Our league is reaching far and wide and is open to anyone 18 years or older across Guyana. You just need to sign up and use our code HEA31M. We could have multiple winners, so sign up and play”.The Fantasy Premier League is an online game, based on the Barclay’s Premier League in England, in which fans can assemble an imaginary team of real life footballers and score points based on those players’ actual performances on the pitch.Participants are asked to select 11 players from the BPL within a £100 budget to form their Fantasy team. At the end of the season in May 2020, a winner will emerge and two jerseys directly from the BPL will be up for grabs.last_img read more

 FINAL DAY OF EPL: Arsenal Misses UCL Slot First Time…

first_img• Real Madrid pipped Barca to win La Liga after five yearsArsene Wenger’s torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up the remaining top four places on the final day of the Premier League season. Wenger’s side won 3-1 against Everton, but Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough and Manchester City’s 5-0 demolition of Watford pushed Arsenal out of Europe’s elite.After reaching the Champions League for the last 19 seasons, Arsenal will spend next term trekking around the unglamourous outposts of the Europa League.That indignity will cost Arsenal an estimated £50 million ($65 million) in revenue and increase the pressure on Gunners boss Wenger, who has endured a miserable season filled with fan protests and calls for his resignation.The Frenchman, who has yet to reveal if he will sign a new contract to extend his 21-year reign, could still finish the season with silverware as Arsenal face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next Saturday.But even that won’t be enough to quell the mutinous atmosphere among Arsenal supporters who believe Wenger has lost his edge.Hector Bellerin put Arsenal ahead in the eighth minute, but when Laurent Koscielny was sent off six minutes later for a reckless challenge on Enner Valencia, Wenger must have feared the worst.Alexis Sanchez increased Arsenal’s advantage in the 27th minute, but by the time Everton’s Romelu Lukaku reduced the deficit with a 58th minute penalty, it was already clear results elsewhere had conspired against Wenger.Aaron Ramsey got Arsenal’s third, but his team were condemned to finishing fifth because Liverpool crushed relegated Middlesbrough to reach the Champions League for the first time since 2014-15.Georginio Wijnaldum put Liverpool ahead in first half stoppage-time, Philippe Coutinho struck in the 51st minute and Adam Lallana kept the party mood going with the third five minutes later.Liverpool finish fourth and will enter the Champions League play-off round next season as they look to make the group stages.At Vicarage Road, City wrapped up third place and automatic entry into the Champions League group stages.Vincent Kompany headed home in the fifth minute and Sergio Aguero doubled the lead in the 23rd minute.Aguero scored his 33rd goal of the season in all competitions nine minutes before halftime.Fernandinho bagged City’s fourth in the 41st minute before Gabriel Jesus made it five in the 58th minute.Harry Kane finished as the Premier League’s leading scorer for the second successive year as the Tottenham striker’s hat-trick took him to 29 goals and inspired a 7-1 win at Hull.Kane fired home in the 11th minute and netted again two minutes later.Already guaranteed to finish second, Tottenham added further goals through Dele Alli and Victor Wanyama.Kane, who scored four in a 6-1 win at Leicester on Thursday, completed his treble in the 72nd minute and Tottenham made it an astonishing 13 goals in two games thanks to late efforts from Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld.John Terry was given an emotional send-off as champions Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1 before hoisting the Premier League trophy.Terry captained Chelsea on his farewell appearance at Stamford Bridge ahead of his post-season departure.Blues boss Antonio Conte paid a fitting tribute to Terry, taking him off in the 26th minute – matching his shirt number – and Chelsea’s players formed a guard of honour as he walked off to a standing ovation by the capacity crowd.Willian, Eden Hazard and Pedro scored to put Chelsea in control before Michy Batshuayi capped the rout with two late goals.Meanwhile in Spain, Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 victory at Malaga late yesterday.Ronaldo got Madrid off to the perfect start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema’s close-range finish sealed the title 10 minutes into the second half.Madrid beat out Barcelona at the top of the table by three points as the Catalans’ come-from-behind 4-2 victory over Eibar in outgoing coach Luis Enrique’s last home game in charge wasn’t enough for a third straight title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

AnnaMarie Gatti throws complete-game shutout to cap off Syracuse’s doubleheader sweep of Niagara

first_imgWith a constant drizzle, whipping wind and temperatures teetering around 35 degrees, Syracuse players were bundled in long-sleeve undershirts and coats in the dugouts.Despite the dismal weather conditions, sophomore pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti threw her best game of the season, giving up just one hit in seven shutout innings against Niagara. She didn’t walk a single batter and only allowed two to reach base in the second game of the doubleheader Wednesday afternoon.“I grew up in this weather,” Gatti said. “I’m used to this, and I’m comfortable pitching in this kind of weather.”After the pitching duo of Jocelyn Cater and Sydney O’Hara handled the Purple Eagles (2-12) for a 7-1 win in Game 1, Gatti carried the Orange (14-14, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) to a 5-0 victory in the second game of the afternoon.Gatti started the game with five three-up, three-down innings, and carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch said that Gatti’s drop ball was working exceptionally well, and her control was right where it should be.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Gatti’s been) putting the ball where she wants to and commanding the games in situations where there was stress,” Bosch said. “She’s really come a long way since she was a freshman.”The SU coaches teach pitchers to approach every batter differently and it came in handy on Wednesday, since Niagara shifted players in and out between games one and two and pinch hit several times in the latter innings of the second game.Even so, while Gatti’s approach to every hitter may have been different Wednesday, the outcome was almost always the same. The sophomore rarely took a batter deeper than five pitches and she let just one ball reach the outfield the entire game.“At the end of the day, she has a certain repertoire that she’s going to have to have,” Bosch said, “And as long as she can make it work, she’s pretty tough to hit.”After throwing against a Florida State team ranked No. 10 in the country, Gatti knew that Wednesday’s scouting report was much different. She knew that the Niagara hitters weren’t going to be overpowering at the plate, but she still had to be sharp on the mound.“(Non-conference games) are practices for us,” Gatti said, “So instead of reading what’s across their chest, just attack each batter like you would attack any other team.”Catcher Hannah Dossett was consistent for the Orange behind the plate, helping back up Gatti’s stellar outing. She doesn’t call the pitches, but it’s her job to make them look good.“I try to frame (pitches) for each batter,” Dossett said. “Some of them stand closer to the plate, some of them stand off the plate, so I try to work with that.”For Gatti, the 2016 season has been a sharp contrast to what she went through in 2015. Her 2.63 ERA this season is much better than her 8.67 mark from last season, and she has pitched in almost four times as many innings this season as she did last.Bosch said that Gatti’s performance Wednesday showed the improvements she has made from last year and how she’s moved up as one of the Orange’s top options in the circle.“Her drop ball is obviously going down more, velocity is back up, and she’s controlling more,” Bosch said. “That’s her type of game, and that’s what we want to get out of her; you saw the results.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

Wolmer’s take the glory at Lauderhill

first_imgPast players from the Manning Cup, Jamaica’s premier schoolboy soccer championship, braved the threat of Hurricane Irma and turned back the years at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.One day before the Category 5 hurricane struck South Florida, past players from Campion College and Wolmer’s Boys High School showed they still had some touch in two matches.In the first match, between players over 35, Wolmer’s defeated an All-Stars team 4-2. Dusean Grant (10th and 25th minutes), Kadrick Parker (50th minute) and K Yush (62nd minute) scored for the winners.Rohan Whitmore in the 15th and Kwami Hylton after 58 minutes, netted for the All-Stars.In the feature, between the Over-45s, Wolmer’s beat Campion 2-1. Kavan Kelly gave Campion the lead in the 82nd minute. Ruel Richards equalized in the 87th minute, with the winning goal coming from a 90th-minute penalty by Sheldon Lawrence.Winners of the second match took the Age Quod Agis Cup which was being contested for the second time. Campion won the inaugural match last year 6-2.Andre Gray is president of the Age Quod Agis Sports Alumni Association, which represents Wolmer’s in South Florida. He said the competition is used to raise funds for their alma mater’s Pepsi and Colts soccer teams. Wolmer’s is one of Jamaica’s oldest and more respected high schools.Interestingly, the Over-45 Wolmer’s team comprised players who were members of the school’s winning Colts (Under-16) team from 1986. They went on to play in the Manning Cup.last_img read more

BetConstruct signs Andriy Shevchenko as brand ambassador

first_img VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Share Submit New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles FeedConstruct scores data partnership with Ukrainian FA June 26, 2020 AC Milan legend and 2004 Ballon d’Or winner Andriy Shevchenko has been signed as a brand ambassador for BetConstruct and its data feed subsidiary FeedConstruct.The company said that Shevchenko will be used to introduce the technological capabilities of both BetConstruct and FeedConstruct, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enhanced feed solution for live scouting data.The Ukrainian, who now serves as the country’s national team manager, enjoyed a trophy laden playing career with Dynamo Kiev, Chelsea and AC Milan, where he scored 127 league goals. In 2004, he beat Deco and Ronaldinho to the Ballon d’Or gong, a year after scoring the winning penalty in the 2003 Champions League final against arch-rivals Juventus.“The biggest lesson I learnt through my footballing career is that one should never waste any opportunity,” said Shevchenko. “Chances come and go, but we need to take full advantage of any of them. “FeedConstruct’s AI-based live scouting tool AJNA is the ambitious project that I’d love to be involved in. Becoming a brand ambassador of such forward-looking company and making progress in implementing hi-tech in sports is an opportunity that I’d never want to miss.”Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder and CEO, added: “Andriy Shevchenko has an incredible journey from a footballer to an outstanding team manager. His interest in the ways AI technology can be used in sports became a prerequisite for our cooperation.“It is a great opportunity for BetConstruct to build footballing expertise with Shevchenko’s advisory. Together we will seek ways to further implement the latest AI technology into sports.”last_img read more

Clippers’ Blake Griffin riding hot streak into game against Phoenix

first_imgPHOENIX vs. CLIPPERS Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Staples Center TV/Radio: Prime Ticket/KFWB 980, KWKW 1330Update: How hot is Blake Griffin? In the week of Dec. 16-22, he earned player of the week honors by averaging 26 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in four games. He also went 35 for 40 (87.5 percent) from the free-throw line. In the three games since, Griffin has averaged 31.7 points, 11.7 rebounds has shot 57.1` percent from the field and 78.6 percent from the free-throw line. “His confidence right now is pretty high, and rightfully so” guard Chris Paul said. “It’s great to see how he’s dominating the game whether it’s jump shots or in the post or on the free-throw line. It’s fun to watch.” … Griffin scored a season-high 40 points Saturday as the Clippers held off Utah. … The Clippers (21-11) enter the game with only a 1 1/2-game lead over the Suns (18-11), who have won eight of their last 10 and are reaping dividends from the deal that sent Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers to Phoenix in the deal that brought Jared Dudley to the Clipppers. Bledsoe, Paul’s understudy with the Clippers, is averaging 18.4 points 5.9 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. “I’m excited,” Paul said of the matchup. “I text Bled all the time, even now during the season when I’m watching him play on League Pass, some of the big games he’s had. It’s going to be fun to tell you the truth because Bled is unbelievable right now, and he’s better now than last year, playing with a lot of confidence.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Knicks president Phil Jackson downplays leaving NY before contract expires

first_img“I wanted to accomplish we got accomplished this last year,” Jackson said. “We got a competitive team. I feel like every game we have a chance to win.And yet …“I’ve never been in these positions before,” Jackson said. “It’s like going on spring break and I don’t have any place to go.”But Jackson said that place is not Los Angeles, even if he will stay here this weekend to see Buss and see the Lakers host the Knicks on Sunday at Staples Center.“The energy that I have is directed toward turning this team around,” Jackson said. “That’s taken my full effort.”Personality changeIn other years, it became dangerous to be around Kobe Bryant following debilitating losses. Bryant unleashed on teammates if he did not like their attitude and work ethic. Bryant became moody with reporters if he heard questions either uniformed or aimed to spark controversy. But this season, Bryant has taken on Magic Johnson’s personality through the good and the bad. “I’ve always been a smart [aleck],” Bryant said. “Now it’s a little different. It’s not the championship at the end. I don’t play around with that.”Bryant then explained why he needed that mindset.“I understand what’s at stake and it’s not funny to me,” Bryant said. “It’s not a game to me. It’s very serious to me. That’s why I’m not up here smiling and joking around. I have a job to do. We can smile after we win a championship.” “I’m still in it,” Jackson said. “I’m in it to win it.”Buss has stayed firm she would make changes if the Lakers could not meet brother Jim Buss’ self-imposed timeline set in 2014 that called for the team to become a Western Conference contender by next season. But the Lakers are not expected to make any front-office changes this summer.Meanwhile, Jackson has experienced more misses than swings as NBA executive. The Knicks retained Carmelo Anthony in the 2014 offseason and followed up with the drafting of Kristaps Porzingis, who could win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. But Jackson struck out on the hiring of former Lakers guard Derek Fisher, who was fired as head coach last month. The Knicks also took a short-term hit last season when Jackson traded All-Star center Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in various deals to secure draft picks and cap space. But Jackson expressed confidence in interim coach Kurt Rambis. He reported having amenable conversations with Anthony about the team’s direction. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The warmer climate appeals to Knicks president Phil Jackson. So does the proximity to Jeanie Buss, the Lakers president and his longtime companion.All of which has sparked one question that has never gone away. With the Knicks likely to miss the NBA playoffs for the second consecutive season under his tenure, would the former Lakers coach ever feel tempted to leave before his completing five-year, $60 million contract?“Well I’m in L.A. right now,” Jackson said before the Knicks played the Clippers on Friday at Staples Center. After saying those words, Jackson paused for dramatic effect. The silence lasted for several seconds. But before anyone could follow up on if he would try to restore the Lakers after coaching them to five NBA championships, Jackson dismissed that scenario. last_img read more

Six Nations 2019: Inconsistent Scotland eyeing unlikely title tilt

first_imgScotland made the trip to Cardiff last year with high hopes after thrashing Australia in its final November Test, but suffered a rude awakening as Wales dished out a 34-7 thumping at the Millennium Stadium.After such a chastening thrashing on the opening weekend, Scotland showed what it is capable of by turning on the style to beat France before lifting the Calcutta Cup with a swashbuckling, long-awaited victory over fierce rival England at Murrayfield. Related News The Scots were unsurprisingly brought down to earth by all-conquering Ireland, then made hard work of edging out Italy in Rome.Coundown is on until our #GuinnessSixNations opener against Italy!Here’s a reminder of our last encounter against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. #AsOne pic.twitter.com/xfKAuopmIL— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) January 30, 2019To continue the trend, Scotland was a mixed bag in the remainder of the year and has a long list of injuries to contend with as it prepares to take on Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.John Barclay, Richie Gray and Hamish Watson are among the key absentees, yet head coach Gregor Townsend maintains he has the strength in depth to mount a challenge.The presence of Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors in the quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup shows Scottish rugby is on the up and fullback Stuart Hogg says the national team is ready to deliver.”I think we are on the right path to achieving something incredibly special,” the British and Irish Lion said. “We have been working really hard over the last few years to get to where we are.“I truly believe we can win the Six Nations but as players we are just looking at the first game against Italy and making sure we get off to the best possible start.”Scotland has shown it can be the great entertainer and will be expected to brush Italy aside with a swagger, but the acid test will come when at home against Ireland a week later. There is an air of positivity emanating from the Scotland squad heading into the Six Nations but it must learn lessons from last year in order to mount an unlikely bid for the title.Scotland finished third in a mixed 2018 tournament that highlighted its inconsistency, having finished fourth in the previous two editions. Six Nations 2019: Team-by-team guide Next comes a trip to Paris and finishing the campaign at Twickenham following a home clash with Wales.Townsend’s men can be a match for most sides on their day and rapid wing Darcy Graham will be one to keep an eye on in his first Six Nations campaign.Yet Scotland must show it can grind it out and prove it does not have a soft center if it is to have any chance of dethroning Ireland.last_img read more

Washington State hires USF basketball coach Kyle Smith

first_img“The methodology he has created in building basketball programs for sustainable excellence is like none other in the sport. We are fortunate to have Kyle leading our program.”Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who is a former Cougars player, shared his support for Washington State to hire Smith.”Kyle at USF is doing a great job,” Thompson told reporters last week, per The Mercury News. “I recommend him for an interview. Every program he’s been at, he’s turned around. USF was really good this year, and they beat some [Pac-12] schools. I think he’d be a great candidate.” March Madness 2019: Kentucky star PJ Washington’s status for Sweet 16 still uncertain Related News Washington State has hired University of San Francisco’s Kyle Smith as its next basketball coach, the school announced Wednesday. Smith will replace Ernie Kent, who was fired earlier this month after five seasons at the helm. The decision came less than a day after Washington State’s 33-point loss to Oregon at the Pac-12 Tournament on March 13.  Smith led San Francisco to a 63-40 record over the course of his three seasons, winning at least 20 games each year. Last season, the Dons went 20-10 overall and 9-7 in the West Coast Conference. He previously coached Columbia for six seasons and was an assistant at Saint Mary’s for nine.”We set a goal of finding the best head coach for Washington State University,” WSU athletics director Pat Chun said in a statement. “Kyle Smith fulfilled all of our criteria in meeting this goal. Coach Smith has a proven record of success, a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for developing every aspect of his student-athletes.last_img read more

Sumner Court Docket: Sept. 24, 2014 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Casey Houston, born in 1982, of Peck, was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Houston is accused on Aug. 26, 2014 of struggling with his girlfriend over a cell phone and causing her to have a black eye or bruise under her left eye. The struggle over the phone, allegedly caused alarm to the victim’s child and stepfather.A court deposition is set for Houston on Oct. 9.•••••Brandon Rusk, born in 1989, of Wellington, was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Rusk is accused of angrily pushing and shoving Chris Macias during a brawl in the Dore parking lot on Aug. 24. Allegedly, when two other people started fighting, Macias tried to break it up by grabbing one of them, which prompted Rusk and another individual to punch Macias.•••••Corey Grove, born in 1974, of Rose Hill, was charged with burglary of a vehicle, a level 9 felony; theft, a level 9 felony; burglary of a non-dwelling, a level 7 felony; attempted theft, a level 10 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Grove is accused of on July 7, 2014 between 4 and 8 a.m. of breaking into a white GMC truck at 590 N. Rock Road and stealing various tools while the owner was doing fieldwork in a nearby field and placing the tools in a trailer pulled behind a camouflage colored 4-wheeler. He also allegedly siphoned gasoline from the gas tank.Then later at a barn located at 770 N. Greenwich Road in Belle Plaine, Grove and another person are accused of stealing a 4-wheeler. The owner allegedly discovered Grove inside the barn, who had started his yellow Honda ATV without his permission. Allegedly, Grove and the other person were going to steal the ATV so their friend would have one to drive since the one he had been driving had a flat tire.Grove was charged with attempted theft because he allegedly was intending to steal the yellow ATV but because the owner had arrived before getting away, he left it behind.On the same night, Grove is accused of stealing electrical wiring, sockets, and brass plumbing fitting from a residence at 480 N. Rock. He allegedly placed items in a trailer which they hid in some brush as daylight approached.Grove’s arraignment in district court is set for Sept. 25.•••••Tori Long, born in 1994, of Wichita was charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; violation of protective order, a Class A misdemeanor; endangering a child, a Class A misdemeanor; conspiracy to commit interference with parental custody, a Class C misdemeanor; battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and assault, a Class C misdemeanor.Long is accused on Sept. 16, 2014 of entering and remaining on the front porch at 113 N. Chisholm in Caldwell knowing she was not authorized to do so due to a court order. Allegedly, Long was told by an officer that she must stay away from her 1-year-old son. But she allegedly entered the premises and tried to forcibly take the child from his grandmother, who was taking care of him at the request of the father.She also allegedly used another person to help her in the alleged child-removing conspiracy. While she allegedly was attempting to take the child, the grandmother suffered bruises to her legs and arms in the alleged altercation.last_img read more