ELLSWORTH — Soccer players from five Hancock County high schools were announced Monday as All-Penobscot Valley Conference selections.On the Class B boys’ team, Ellsworth’s Tulas Weaver and Mount Desert Island’s Ben Hulbert, Nate Philbrook and Trevor Morrison earned first-team selections. Ellsworth’s Pascal Poirier and MDI’s Leao Nelson were chosen to the second team.Sumner’s Silas Goldfarb, Damon Warren and Aidan Weaver were named to the Class C first team, as was GSA’s Andrew Zefanya. Hancock County also had numerous selections to the second team (Parker Allen and Owen Vinall, GSA; Christian Chase-Hurd, Bucksport) and third team (Nate Mason and Austin Snow, GSA; Hunter Klenowski, Bucksport; Eduardo Figueroa, Sumner).GSA’s Mark Ensworth was named Class C Boys’ Coach of the Year. The Eagles made their third Northern Maine final in four years and were unbeaten against Class C teams in the regular season.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s Addi Laslie and Paige Sawyer and MDI’s Daisy Granholm (PVC Girls’ Player of the Year) and Lelia Weir were named first-team selections for the Class B girls. The Eagles’ Julie Mattson was chosen to the second team.In Class C, Bucksport’s Ella Hosford and GSA’s Vanessa Sherwood were named to the second team. Madison Cyr (Bucksport) and Silas Murnik (GSA) were named third-team selections.Local players also earned Maine Soccer Coaches Association All-Region selections. Granholm, Sherwood and Skylar Soule (Sumner) were named to the Northern Maine girls’ teams in their respective classes, and Goldfarb, Mason, Nelson, Warren, Snow and Zefanya were chosen to the boys’ teams.
Associated Press Shortly after Dhoni’s announcement, former India all-rounder Suresh Raina also said he was retiring from international cricket “It was nothing but lovely playing with you (Dhoni),” Raina, a Chennai teammate, wrote on Instagram. “With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India.” As well as 18 tests and 78 T20s, the 33-year-old Raina played in 226 ODIs, where he averaged 35 with the bat, including 36 half-centuries and five 100s, and took 36 wickets. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Under his stewardship, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 on home soil, which he spectacularly clinched off his own bat with a six, and the Champions Trophy in 2013. The team also reached the top of the test rankings in 2009 under his leadership.Current top-ranked ODI batsman Virat Kohli, who succeeded Dhoni as India captain, paid an emotional tribute to one of the modern game’s greatest players. “Every cricketer has to end his journey one day, but still when someone you’ve gotten to know so closely announces that decision, you feel the emotion much more,” Kohli said on a social media post. “What you’ve done for the country will always remain in everyone’s heart, but the mutual respect and warmth I’ve received from you will always stay in mine. The world has seen achievements, I’ve seen the person. Thanks for everything skip. I tip my hat to you.” Fitting the impact Dhoni had on the international stage, the broader cricketing world also took to social media to praise and reflect on Dhoni’s decorated 15-year career at the highest level. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW DELHI (AP) — India great Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who revolutionized limited overs cricket with his improvisation and devastating batting power, has announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.“Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hours consider me as retired,” the 39-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman posted on his Instagram account.The news came as he joined his Chennai Super Kings teammates ahead of next month’s Indian Premier League tournament which will be held in the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. India great Dhoni retires from international cricket “Congrats on a wonderful cricketing career,” said Australian great legspinner Shane Warne. “Was a pleasure watching you play & the way you led your troops too. Good luck with everything you choose to do in the future ! Absolute legend.”Former England captain Michael Vaughan also took to Twitter saying “the 2011 World Cup win was Tendulkar’s farewell but masterminded by MS Dhoni. What an incredible international career. You could argue the greatest ever white ball captain & finisher. Cheers for all the memories MS.” In tests, Dhoni made 4,876 runs with the bat, averaging 38. He hit 33 half-centuries and six centuries, and also took 256 catches and made 38 stumpings.In ODIs, he totaled 10,773 runs, averaging 50. He hit 73 half-centuries and 10 centuries, and also took 321 catches and made 123 stumpings.In T20s, Dhoni made 1,617 runs, averaging 37. He hit two half-centuries, and also took 57 catches and made 34 stumpings. August 15, 2020 Dhoni, who played in 90 tests, 350 one-day internationals and 98 Twenty20s for his country, was dropped from India’s list of 27 centrally contracted players in January.Fellow India great Sachin Tendulkar said Dhoni’s contribution had been immense. “Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life,” the 47-year-old former batting maestro tweeted. “Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings.”Dhoni has not played international cricket since last year’s 50-over World Cup, where he scored a half-century in India’s loss to New Zealand in the semifinals.He made his test debut in 2005 and retired from the longer format of the game nine years later.Dhoni was one of his country’s most successful captains before standing down as skipper of the limited-over teams in 2017.
The No. 1 Women’s golf team rode an excellent final round to a tie for third place at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn.The team fired a 10-under-par 278 in the final round to finish at 13-under 851 (286-287- 278) at the Legends Golf Club. That final round was tied with No. 16 LSU’s first round for the lowest in the tournament, and it brought the team up from its eighth place position to start theday.“We didn’t have a fast start, but the team stayed focused,” USC coach Andrea Gaston said. “It was great to see the girls rally.”The round — 10-under par — is the best in Gaston’s USC career, tied with last season’s first round at the Mason Rudolph. USC’s history of success here is promising because the Legends Golf Club will host the 2012 NCAA championship.The Women of Troy were led by junior transfer Lisa McCloskey, who finished in a tie for fourth at 5-under-par 209 (70-72-67). Her final round was the team’s lowest of the tournament, featuring only one bogey amid six birdies. McCloskey, a two-time All-American at Pepperdine, now has two straight fourth place finishes in her first two tournaments for the Women of Troy.Senior Lizette Salas bounced back from a rough first round to finish tied for 21st at 2- under-par 214 (76-68-70). Two bogeys in her last four holes undid a good first nine for her final round, but she birdied 18 to get back to 2-under on the day. Salas, going for a program record fourth All-American award this season, has never finished lower than 25th in her four appearances at the Mason Rudolph.Junior Inah Park finished her season debut tied for 23rd at 1-under-par 215 (71-75-69). Park closed strong in the final round, birdying 17 and 18 after as part of a 3-under round.Sophomore Cyna Rodriguez finished tied for 26th at even-par 216 (72-72-72) in a remarkably consistent tournament. Three bogeys on the front nine were balanced by three birdies on the back nine in her final round.Rounding out the team’s roster was freshman Rachel Morris, who tied for 78th at 14-over-par 230 (73-76-81). Morris couldn’t overcome two double bogeys during her final round that is her worst in two tournaments for USC.Gaston said she was proud of her team for rallying despite the 13-stroke deficit it faced after the second round.“They were locked in and focused on each and every shot,” Gaston said.The Women of Troy put on a show for the final nine holes, where the top four members of the team combined to go 10-under on the back nine to close the tournament.“They played lights out,” Gaston said.The Women of Troy now have eight days before going back on the road and heading to the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at the Tacoma Country Club in Tacoma, Wash from Oct. 4-6.
Submit StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Stockholm-listed European sports betting operator Betsson AB is pleased to have grown its core business metrics, despite facing multiple operational challenges and unfavourable conditions throughout 2016.Closing its 2016 performance, Betsson governance was pleased at the company’s ‘positive development’ which had seen the operator overcome severe currency fluctuations and lower betting margins impacts in H1 2016.Furthermore, repeating all-round industry trends Betsson’s sports betting division would be negatively impacted by unfavourable results recorded in December 2016.Despite the challenges, Betsson would declare a group revenue growth of 11% to SEK $4.1 billion (FT 2015: SEK3.7 billion), with its online casino division contributing 70% of total group revenues.Improved revenues would see Betsson declare a 2016 operating income of SEK 946 million (£85 million) up 6% on FY 2015’s SEK 887 million (£80 million). Betsson governance was pleased with the firm’s positive income results which had been impacted by a group-wide lower operating margin for 2016.Entering 2017, Betsson governance is confident that its European Multi-brand strategy will deliver growth having overcome a difficult 2016 in which to operate.Betsson governance now targets expansion in regulated markets having completed the acquisition of German racing operator RaceBets (€34 million December 2016) and now move to complete its buyout of UK interactive gambling operator NetPlay TV (proposed acquisition cost £26 million).Closing 2016, Ulrik Bengtsson, CEO Betsson AB statedBetsson’s positive development continues and the first quarter 2017 has started strong. The stable Casino business was 74 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter and Betsson’s brands continue to gain market shares in the segment. Also Betsson’s largest region, the Nordics, grew faster than the market and region Western Europe returned to growth. An increase of deposits by 14 percent and record level in active players shows a strong underlying momentum. In total, the growth in the quarter was 7.4 percent, despite decline in region Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA), compared to the fourth quarter 2015.Betsson has made significant investments in product development throughout 2016, which has pushed the Casino growth. The Sportsbook investments are expected to have a positive effect in 2017. The acquisition of the horse betting operator RaceBets adds an important product to Betsson’s Sportsbook offering and adds revenue from mainly locally regulated markets. The share of revenue from locally regulated markets is increasing, in accordance with our strategy, and is now close to 20 percent. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles
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FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Samantha Anderson and Sam Houston State’s Taylor Cunningham have been tabbed as the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the conference announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Anderson registered 28 kills in the Sugarbear’s (24-5, 14-2 SLC) straight-set victories over New Orleans and Nicholls to conclude regular-season play. The senior averaged 4.67 kills per set while helping Central Arkansas clinch the No. 2 seed heading into the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament.Cunningham contributed to a Bearkat defense that limited Abilene Christian to a .120 hitting percentage in Sam Houston State’s 3-1 win over the Wildcats Saturday afternoon (Nov. 10). SHSU closed out its regular-season campaign with a 21-7 overall mark and a 13-3 record in conference play.Offensive Player of the Week: Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Right Side – Tyler, TexasAnderson continued her recent hot streak, hitting over .500 on the week as Central Arkansas pushed its winning streak to eight matches. She opened the week with a match-high 17 kills on 27 swings, tallying all four of her errors for the week to hit .481. Anderson then hit an impressive .688 against Nicholls by knocking down 11 kills on just 16 attacks.Honorable Mention: Hannah Brister, Northwestern State; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. AustinDefensive Player of the Week: Taylor Cunningham, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Middle Blocker – Huntsville, TexasCunningham delivered another big match against ACU in the Bearkats’ season finale, helping Sam Houston secure the No. 3 seed in this week’s SLC Tournament. The league’s leader in kills per set slammed home 19 scores on 44 swings with just three misfires, hitting .318 in SHSU’s lone match of the week. The six-rotation middle blocker added another 21 digs and three blocks to her total, giving her the 15th double-double of her senior season.Honorable Mention: Haley Coleman, Stephen F. AustinSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
THE STRONACH GROUP SECURES CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY FOR ON-SITE EQUINE HOSPITAL AT SANTA ANITA PARKMACHINE WILL AID IN DETECTION OF PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS IN RACE HORSESARCADIA, CA – As a part of its ongoing commitment to modernize the sport of horse racing and to promote the health and safety of the equine athletes to the highest possible standards, The Stronach Group has invested $500,000 to support the purchase of the cutting-edge Longmile Positron Emission Tomography (MILE-PET) Scan machine that provides imaging of the fetlock (ankle) joint while a Thoroughbred is standing. This machine will be available at Santa Anita Park at the Southern California Equine Foundation’s Equine Hospital in Santa Anita’s Barn area.“The Stronach Group’s funding of this ground-breaking technology represents an important investment that will aid in the detection of equine injuries on a microscopic level to flag pre-existing conditions that can contribute to breakdowns,” said Dr. Dionne Benson, recently appointed Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group. “This technology will help to identify the injuries that tend to be the most dangerous and are not detectable using the current technology.”While the PET scan technology has been used in human medicine for more than a decade, it is very rare for horses to undergo a PET scan. The unique MILE-PET machine enables a horse to have a PET scan on their fetlock joint while standing without the risks of general anesthesia. In January 2019, the first MILE-PET scan on a standing horse was successfully performed at UC Davis through a project led by Mathieu Spriet, DVM, along with Brain Biosciences and Longmile Veterinary Imaging division. The Longmile engineering team developed the concept of an openable ring, which allowed scanning other regions of the horse limb, including the fetlocks while a horse is standing so as to avoid sedation.In an effort to increase and improve access to this technology for horsemen, The Stronach Group has partnered with the Dolly Green Research Foundation (DRGF) to secure the purchase of the innovative MILE-PET Scan machine. DGRF, founded in 1984 by Ms. Green, a longtime horse owner with a special interest in equine research, is affiliated with the Southern California Equine Foundation. DGRF is committed to advancing the health and welfare of Thoroughbred racehorses with an emphasis on research. This newly donated MILE-PET system will first go to the Center of Equine Health at the University of California – Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine for validation, research and continued analysis. After completion of the validation period at UC Davis, the MILE-PET will be available for use at Santa Anita this fall. This timeframe should coincide with the track hosting the Breeders’ Cup for a record 10th time.“The Stronach Group is committed to providing horse owners and trainers with access to state-of-the-art technology that will make a significant difference to the health and safety of our horses and riders,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President. “Our goal is to make every resource available to aid horsemen in determining the fitness of their horses for racing and training. We’re excited to be partnering with the Dolly Green Research Foundation and UC Davis to bring the MILE-PET to the equine hospital, located right here at Santa Anita.”“PET devices promise the sort of breakthrough we have been looking for in detecting and understanding pre-existing bone injury,” said Craig Fravel, President of the Dolly Green Research Foundation. “We are most grateful to The Stronach Group in making this work possible and providing the necessary funding to allow the Southern California Equine Foundation to acquire this amazing technology for the health of our horses and our industry.”“This is the most exciting development in equine imaging since standing MRI in the early 2000,” said Dr. Mathieu Spieret, an Associate Professor at UC Davis who has been the Principle Investigator for the project. “The development of the standing equine PET scanner will change the diagnostic approach to fetlock remodeling in racehorses, and too many other areas of equine imaging.”“You cannot overstate how significant an advancement this is in equine diagnostic imaging and it is a natural fit here in California,” said Dr. Rick Arthur, Equine Medical Director for the California Horse Racing Board. “PET is an advanced nuclear imaging technique and Santa Anita is already the home of the Dolly Green Nuclear Scintigraphy facility, which was the first of its kind when it was installed. We thank everyone involved for making this investment to further the safety of our equine athletes.”
At just 24 years old, Ted Smith is already a former player. The former Southend goalkeeper, currently in League One, has decided to hang up his gloves without any injury that prevents him from continuing to play. Or maybe yes. The English, he says in an interview on Telegraph, has stopped enjoying soccer and in games with his team. The pressure and comments hurt him and he’s decided it’s over.“It was not me. I did not enjoy it. I love the game and the training but the pressure of the game was beyond me. It has been a long time to assess and make the decision. In your head you know that you are going to tell people that you are leaving a job that is everyone’s dream. I suppose it is the most difficult “, he assures in the interview.Ted had come into professional soccer and was close to making the big leap to a great club. Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham valued his signing on the last day of the winter market to reinforce the goal but it did not end up happening. A move that, perhaps, would have prevented withdrawal. One of the main reasons that led him to make this decision were the comments on networks and his fear of jumping into the field. “You should enjoy the games and I tried it. I tried many times but I couldn’t. I have been afraid to play a game for a long time and I can’t turn it off. After the games I would watch social media and see what people were saying. 90 times of the time there was nothing but I always saw two or three negative comments after a bad game and I stayed with them. “ affirmed Telegraph. Ted Smith has publicly valued, made and counted this decision. This ‘last’ exhibition before the general public to tell about their experience hopes it will serve others. “Surely there are more people in this situation. I don’t know how many. I hope that what I say can help other people to see that there is more to life than going through the stress of a soccer game, “he said.In his brief career, Ted Smith played 32 games as a professional, all wearing the Southend shirt, in which he achieved 8 goals to zero. His good performance made him go summoned with all the lower categories of the selection playing in the sub18, sub19 and sub20.
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Love got hurt while committing a foul 1:22 into the game, taking an elbow from Heat center Jordan Mickey and getting a loose tooth in the process. Love returned to start the second quarter, then was ruled out after being evaluated again at halftime.Cleveland showed life in the third, getting within 13 late in the quarter and then having three shots to cut even more off Miami’s lead. But Miami was still up 75-59 going into the fourth, after Wade — moments after checking in for the first time in about an hour of real time — connected on a step-back jumper with 17 seconds left in the third.TIP-INSCavaliers: James has played in all 74 Cavs games, matching his total from last season. It was his first time playing at Miami since March 19, 2016. … Cleveland changed its starting lineup, with Jeff Green in for Larry Nance Jr. … Kyle Korver remained away from the team, one day after the funeral for his brother. Interim coach Larry Drew said Korver is expected back soon, though the team has not revealed if an exact comeback date has been determined.Heat: Coach Erik Spoelstra was back with the team, two days after he and his wife Nikki’s first child — Santiago Ray Spoelstra — was born. … Miami was down two centers — Hassan Whiteside (left hip) remains out, and Bam Adebayo missed the game with a sprained ankle that the Heat think will be better in a few days.LONG BENCHIn three games against Miami this season, the Cavaliers used a total of 20 players. The only Cavs to play in all three meetings were James, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson.GO TIMEMiami’s next five games are all against teams well out of the playoff picture, with the next three of those games — against Chicago, Brooklyn and Atlanta — all at home. After road games at Atlanta and New York, the Heat then finish at home against Oklahoma City and Toronto.UP NEXT View comments Goran Dragic added 10 for the Heat, who could clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot by week’s end.James finished with 18 points for the Cavaliers, whose previous season low for points was 88. The Cavs are 1-13 this season when held under 100; they’re 43-17 when scoring more than 100.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was the 865th consecutive regular-season game in which James scored at least 10 points, putting him one shy of tying Michael Jordan for the longest such streak in NBA history. James can tie the mark in Charlotte — against the Jordan-owned Hornets — on Wednesday.Rodney Hood added 15 for Cleveland, which lost Kevin Love at halftime to a loose tooth. 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Brown among SAG Awards presenters Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, blocks a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Miami. At left is Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9). (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)MIAMI — Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Dwyane Wade blocked a pair of shots by LeBron James as part of a stifling defensive effort by Miami, and the Heat had little trouble on the way to beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-79 on Tuesday night.Josh Richardson and James Johnson each scored 15 points for Miami, which led 54-34 at halftime and has won 10 of its last 11 home games. Wade finished with 12 against the team he spent part of this season with before getting traded back to Miami.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was Miami’s 14th consecutive home win over the Cavaliers, including a 4-0 mark when James plays in Miami since leaving the Heat after the 2014 NBA Finals.Wade blocked his close friend once in the second quarter, once more in the fourth, both times from behind — and finished with four of Miami’s nine blocks in the game.Cleveland came in averaging 31 points per quarter over its last five games, then managed only 34 in the first half against the Heat.They shot 30 percent in the half, just 9 percent — 1 for 11 — from the 3-point line and were an awful 9 for 22 inside the paint. James had 13 points, four assists and three rebounds by the break; the other four Cavs starters combined for seven points, two assists and four rebounds.It was great for Miami, ghastly for Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT
Dear Editor,It is another day, and another murderous assault has taken place on another citizen of this country. The media reported the spine chilling statistics of 32-gun crimes in 35 days of the year so far. These are the occurrences in an area of the seat of Government where that very same Government has promised to deal with crime and bring back safety and security to its citizens.Guyana is a far cry from the ideals of what that Government promised. Today crime is at an all-time high, with a Government that is clearly looking the other way, or one that pretends that these things are not happening.Another media report captioned “Guyana edging towards another crime wave”, this in referral to the crime wave that engulfed Guyana from 2002 to 2008. During that time, the PPP/C Administration was in office and much of the blame for that crime wave was laid upon it. The then Opposition — which included many of the Coalition members — levelled some of the most humiliating criticisms at the PPP/C; even calling for the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Mr Clement Rohee. That Coalition is now in Government, and the crime situation remains; in fact has escalated to an all-time high. So what has become of the Public Security Minister now? Is he asleep? And what of the Government? Have they forgotten their moral and legal obligation to this nation?Quite interestingly, and food for thought for the Coalition, is that although workers were brutally axed from their jobs without any means of sustenance in the foreseeable future, they are not the ones doing any of these brutal armed robberies. Further proof also is that armed robberies are not a statistic that is mentioned in the constituency of the dispossessed sugar workers. Armed robberies and murder continue to be a prominent feature, as well as the way of life of the constituents of the PNC-led Coalition. It is a horrible disgrace on their part. I rest my case.Respectfully,Neil Adams