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first_img2011 — Miikka Kiprusoff becomes the first goalie in 25 years to stop two penalty shots in a game and finishes with 37 saves, leading Calgary past Columbus 4-3.2013 — Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that has delivered big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time. Riding the best record in Division I at 29-2, the Bulldogs become the 57th school to be ranked No. 1 since the AP poll began in January 1949.2013 — Brittney Griner scores a Big 12 single-game record 50 points in her final regular-season game at Baylor and leads the Bears to a 98-50 win over Kansas State.2015 — Russell Westbrook becomes the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have four consecutive triple-doubles and the first since Jordan that year to have back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points. Westbrook sets career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and adds 10 assists, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime.2017 — Marit Bjoergen wins world championship gold in the 30-kilometer classical race as Norway completes a sweep of women’s cross-country ski titles at the world championships in Lahti, Finland. Bjoergen takes her record 18th career gold medal and fourth of the championships. No country had won all women’s cross-country gold medals at a single world championships since Russia in 1997, when there were only five events, rather than the current six. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 41960 — Phil Latrielle of Middlebury scores an NCAA-record 10 goals in a 13-2 victory over Colgate. Latrielle, a three time All-American, would score a record 250 goals in the 85 games of his collegiate ice hockey career.1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors registers his fifth straight 50-point game with 58 against the New York Knicks and sets a season scoring record with 3,921 points. 1968 — Joe Frazier wins the vacant New York world heavyweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Buster Mathis at Madison Square Garden.1981 — Guy LaFleur of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 1,000th point with a goal in a 9-3 rout over the Winnipeg Jets.1990 — Hank Gathers, one of two Division I players to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season, dies after collapsing during Loyola Marymount’s West Coast Conference tournament game against Portland. He was 23.2004 — Mianne Bagger makes sports history at the Women’s Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.2006 — Rafael Nadal ends top-ranked Roger Federer’s 56-match hardcourt winning streak with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the final of the Dubai Open. AP Sportlight March 4, 2020 Associated Press 2017 — Austrian Marcel Hirscher stuns the world of Alpine skiing by locking up an unprecedented sixth straight overall World Cup He becomes the first male skier to win six overall titles. Hirscher’s 44th career win also secures him the giant slalom title.2017 — Napheesa Collier scores 24 points and top-ranked UConn routed Tulsa 105-57 in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals. The Huskies (30-0) extend their NCAA-record winning streak to 105 games and reach the 30-victory mark for the 12th consecutive season.last_img read more

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Elgar eyes South Africa Test captaincy

first_imgCAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Dean Elgar would be willing to become South Africa’s next Test captain as speculation about who will replace Faf du Plessis gathers momentum.Elgar, who turns 33 next month, put his hand up in an interview with Cricket South Africa (CSA), released on Monday, and joins Aiden Markram on the list of players who have expressed interest in the job.Quinton de Kock was expected to take over from Du Plessis, having succeeded him as captain of South Africa’s limited-overs teams, but CSA said it did not want to overburden the wicketkeeper-batsman and ruled him out of the test captaincy.With CSA still trying to find a solution to playing their scheduled three-test series against the West Indies in July, the appointment of a captain has become more pressing.“It’s definitely not an easy journey being a Test captain but I think leadership is something that comes extremely naturally to me,” Elgar said.“I’ve captained teams in the past, right up from school level to provincial level and at franchise level. I enjoyed it extremely and if I was asked to take on the captaincy it’s definitely something I would think long and hard about because it would mean a lot to me.”Du Plessis quit as captain after South Africa lost their home series to England at the start of the year.Elgar twice deputised for Du Plessis as captain, losing the 2017 Lords test to England by 211 runs and overseeing a 107-run victory over Pakistan in early 2019.last_img read more

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Djokovic’s coach tests positive for COVID-19

first_img(BBC) – Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic is the latest person involved with the world number one’s Adria Tour to test positive for coronavirus.Former Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic, 48, was the director of the Croatian leg of the event organised by Djokovic.Serbia’s Djokovic apologised after becoming the fourth player – along with Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric – to test positive.Ivanisevic urged people he has been in contact with to “take extra care”.The Croat said he is “feeling good” and does not have any symptoms.He added: “I will continue to self-isolate as I have been doing already. I wish everyone who got infected a speedy recovery.”Djokovic, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was criticised for his role in the event, which was held in front of fans and without social-distancing rules being observed.The first leg in Serbia attracted 4 000 fans, and players were later pictured dancing close together in a Belgrade nightclub.In Croatia, players including Djokovic and Ivanisevic, were pictured taking part in a basketball match.Djokovic, 33, said they had “met all health protocols” in the two countries, which have relatively low levels of recorded COVID-19 cases.But, after announcing his positive test on Tuesday, he added: “We were wrong and it was too soon.”last_img read more

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My Rio2016 Experience to Impact Positively on Bauchi Sports, Says Saleh

first_imgBauchi State Commissioner for Sports, Ibrahim Saleh, has promised to take the issue of refurbishing sports infrastructure in the state to governor of the state, Abdullahi Abubakar.Saleh who was at the just concluded 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, said that his experience at RIO2016 has shown that infrastructure are key top sports development.“Some of the facilities provided by Brazil to stage the Rio Olympic Games were in excellent condition and among the best in the world,’’ Saleh told NAN in Rio de Janeiro. “My Governor, in spite of funds’ challenges occasioned by the global downturn in the economy sponsored me alongside the state’s chairman of the Bauchi State Sports Council and a member of a State House of Assembly to come and be part of the global celebrations of sports here in Rio de Janeiro.“He (governor) undertook to sponsor us to the Rio Games because of his sheer love for sports and the benefit the experience will bring to the state.“He wants us to be part of the global community and to advise him on how best to use the pedestal of sports to advance the cause of humanity.“We have seen for ourselves how great the Olympic is. It is a wonderful experience being here to see the passion of the Brazilians and how they are organising the Games. I believe that we can tap into this exposure to better our sports in Bauchi for the social-economic development our state’’.According to him despite the `empty treasury’ that the governor inherited from previous administration, he had already done a lot to uplift sports.He had spent a lot of resources to support the state’s soccer team, the Wikki Tourists of Bauchi and “the club is right now doing well in the Nigeria Professional Football League.“This is all due to the love and resources the governor had been providing to the club’’.“I will certainly urge the governor to do more for sports development after seeing how the Brazilians have used sports to build their economy.“We have a lot to learn from them,’’ he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

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Follow live: North Carolina State beat Syracuse, 35-20

first_imgFollow along for analysis, stats and updates by beat writer Jon Mettus as the Orange takes on North Carolina State. Comments Published on November 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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Beat writers discuss if Syracuse qualifies for a bowl game in 2018

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on August 31, 2018 at 12:28 pmcenter_img In Dino Babers first two years at Syracuse, the Orange have finished 4-8. While SU has brought excitement to the Carrier Dome with a win over a ranked opponent in each of the last two seasons, the season has fallen off in the month of November. The Daily Orange Sports Staff football writers took a look at SU’s schedule for this season and predicted win totals for the season. See what the beat writers had to say:Andrew GrahamBowl me overRecord: 6-6AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: Wide receiversI’ll start by saying this: Syracuse will, or at least should, play in a bowl game this season. That is, of course, predicated on quarterback Eric Dungey playing the entire season for the first time in his career. If he does, the biggest question is which receiver takes charge. There are options on the roster, but no one has been able to step up as a No. 1 option. If and when that happens, this offense, behind an experienced offensive line, could catch fire. Even still, in a brutal Atlantic Coast Conference, SU will still need to scrap for six wins and beat one of Boston College, Louisville or North Carolina State to get there. None of those teams are easy outs, but with the Wolfpack and Cardinals coming to the Dome, I expect the Orange can sneak a win and play a 13th game.Matt Liberman Bowling For Soup Record: 6-6 MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: Offensive LineThe losses at wide receiver and linebacker from last year’s group are so deafening that they have silenced the fact that both sides of the trenches have improved from last season, the secondary is deeper than it’s been in a long time, the running backs have another year under their belt and Eric Dungey is back and healthy again. With all that said, this is a team that has the ceiling to win eight games, but also a floor that could produce just four wins. A Dino Babers’ coached offense with Dungey at its helm has potential to light up a scoreboard as the team averaged 27.4 points per game last season. The wide receiver corps will come to fruition, as it should on any team that passes the ball so often must. The season will be won or lost with the offensive line. Can that line compete with defenses like Clemson to keep Dungey healthy and allow for growth in the running game? With a veteran group this year, I believe they can, and it will make the difference in making a bowl.Josh SchaferBowling Green againRecord: 6-6MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: DefenseSyracuse hasn’t won a game in November under Dino Babers. When that finally changes this season, SU can make it back to a bowl game. Looking at the Orange’s schedule, it will likely have five wins in the first two months of the season. That’s before it plays Wake Forest on the road on Nov. 3 for its sixth. In the last two seasons, Syracuse has improved in scoring both offensively (25.7 in 2016 to 27.4 in 2017) and defensively (38.6 in 2016 to 32.2 in 2017). In 2016, Syracuse upset a then-No.17 Virginia Tech. In 2017, SU beat then-No. 2 Clemson and played then-No. 8 Miami within eight points. The team has improved from Year 1 to Year 2 and there’s no debating that. With a healthy Eric Dungey, the Orange makes a bowl game, just not one you’ve heard of. last_img read more

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Tipp Camogie boss expects to build on 2016 successes

first_imgBrian Boyle made his comments after the Premier County found out who they’d be facing in the opening phase of next year’s All-Ireland championship.Tipp will take on Cork, Offaly, Limerick and Wexford in Group 2 of the competition.last_img

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Scout DFS announces major governance appointments in Blom & Ternström

first_imgShare Norsk Tipping exploring fantasy sports option with Scout Gaming February 20, 2020 Submit Rolf BlomNew industry daily fantasy sports software supplier Scout Gaming Group (Scout) has announced the executive appointments of Rolf Blom as Chairman of the Board and Andreas Ternström as company Chief Executive.Seeking significant growth in the coming months, Scout has recruited former NetEnt Chairman and serial igaming/betting industry investor Rolf Blom as its first Chairman of the Board.Blom commented on his governance role at Scout ”For me, it was an easy decision to assume the role as Chairman of the Board at Scout Gaming Group. The company has a dedicated focus on the product, and they have one of the best fantasy sport products on the market. Hopefully, my experience from NetEnt will help Scout as the company now enters a rapid growth phase.”Andreas TernströmThe appointment of Blom is followed by the announcement that Andreas Ternström will lead the DFS supplier as CEO. Ternström joins Scout from Evoke Gaming (formerly Bonnier Gaming) where he served as CEO (2011-2016).Scout detailed that Ternström appointment follows the securing of a major round of venture funding for the company.  Ternström has been formerly appointed to lead Scout’s next phase of corporate growth and development.“When I first met the founders of Scout and saw what they had accomplished with their tech, and later with the product they delivered to Norsk Tipping during the UEFA Euro Championship 2016, I realized that I had found a new home” commented Ternström on joining Scout. StumbleUpon Related Articles Scout Gaming rolls out esports betting April 16, 2020 Scout Gaming secures £6.5m through bookbuild July 17, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Golden Race launches new Live Keno TV channel for Africa

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Submit Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 The new Live Keno TV satellite channel from Golden Race is now exclusively live for the African gambling market, having replaced the firm’s existing Dog Race/Keno satellite solution.The channel is a betting solution, specially designed for African countries with limited internet connection, which airs the popular Live Keno Deluxe lottery game from Golden Race’s certified and licensed professional studio in Malta.Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter explained: “Betting games on business TV has become our specialty. We have acquired an impressive professional studio in the beautiful island of Malta, licensed by the MGA, from which we broadcast innovative, instant lottery games.“As an industry leader, Golden Race keeps producing and delivering a huge variety of betting options for audiences worldwide, to satisfy the most diverse types of gambling interests.”Live Keno Deluxe delivers a balanced pay table with an attractive return-to-player (RTP) rate, as well as high rewards for both the operator and its players. In this game, a draw is made every five minutes, with 20 balls drawn from an 80-ball certified lottery machine. Each draw comes with numerous betting options – including classic and new markets – such as 1 to 10 numbers, all in, no draw, sums and other extra bets. Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

first_img SBC news network grows with Lottery Daily launch April 23, 2020 Share StumbleUpon SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments June 11, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality. The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part of its revised growth strategy for 2020, mixing betting on lotteries with innovative RNG games and live lottery draws, as well as hybrid products based on the attractiveness of lotteries but built using the “engagement of other kinds of games and verticals”.We caught up with Keith Galea, promoted from COO to CEO in November of last year, for all the details.SBC: As a company, how will you reflect on 2019?KG: 2019 has been an interesting and evolving year, as the company has gone from a focus on building the product to forming partnerships with strong platforms and putting more focus on the commercial aspects of the business. The changes in the overall regulatory regimes in Europe have proven that Europe is quickly becoming a crowded market in need of diversification, which lottery can bring. Another point is that our strategy to include emerging markets was the correct one.SBC: Have you identified Asia and Africa as the key growth regions for 2020?KG: Over the past year we’ve launched various operators and partners that focus in these regions, and we’re also seeing a shift from online operators currently operating in Europe that are hedging their bets by expanding and opening brands in these regions. So what I can say is that Asia and Africa are regions that are attracting various operators, so naturally we are there to offer the right lottery product for these markets.SBC: On a more general level, what is the state of play for the lottery sector? KG: The retail lottery sector has been seeing a decline in sales, as millennials find that there is a lack of innovation and the experience of lottery is not up to scratch in the new world where everything from purchasing milk to purchasing a car can be done online and delivered to your door with a few easy clicks. This creates a scenario where the appeal of lottery is still present, however millennials are not willing to “invest” the time to go and purchase tickets that the previous generation are willing to do. This can also be seen in the brick-and-mortar banking sector, where if given the choice, most millennials prefer to just bank online without ever stepping foot in a bank. I think that 2020 for the lottery will see different innovations where products are made more accessible to players with more modern notifications and engagement.SBC: How has the regulatory pushback on betting on lotteries impacted your business?KG: The push-back has impacted in some aspect that certain parts of the games need to be more clear on what players are betting on, and also in some markets, some of our product portfolio cannot be offered. However, we were ready with our strategy, as apart from mainstream markets our focus on emerging markets and having products ready for them has proven successful.SBC: What is the next big thing to hit the lottery market?KG: Hybrid products that are by nature based on the attractiveness of lotteries, but the engagement of other kinds of games and verticals.SBC: What are the company’s plans for 2020 in terms of product?KG: We are continuously expanding our delivery of products through various channels and devices, from online betting to USSD betting and other mobile devices that can bridge both retail and online, offering a more engaging and inclusive way of offering and informing players on lottery products and outcomes. We have already started creating and offering some products for millennials, and we intend to continue expanding our portfolio to target this demographic, as they are the present.SBC: And finally, what does your promotion to CEO mean for your day-to-day activity?KG: A lot of work! Joking apart, stepping into the day-to-day role of a young and dynamic company such as Helio has been a challenging but equally rewarding experience. Dealing with various partners, suppliers and attracting new business is what takes up most of my time, so I am also lucky to have a driven and experienced team that will collectively help us to achieve our goals for 2020. Lottery leaders to address COVID-19 crisis at SBC Digital Summit April 17, 2020last_img read more

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