World Cup final win was bigger than cricket: Eoin Morgan

first_imgLONDON: On the first anniversary of England’s maiden ODI World Cup triumph, skipper Eoin Morgan recalled a fleeting moment when he felt that his team was ‘dead and buried’ against New Zealand on that evening at the Lord’s.Twelve months ago on this day, England had claimed the 50 over World Cup title after beating New Zealand by virtue of a contentious boundary count-back rule as scores were tied even after the super over. It was arguably one of the the greatest finals in the Cup history. “There’s only one (moment of doubt) for me and it probably came to me the second time I watched it. Jimmy Neesham’s bowling to Ben (Stokes) , he bowls a slower ball, Ben (Stokes) hits it down to long-on and I remember the ball being in the air …,” Morgan was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. “And it’s gone high and not quite as long as he’d liked and for a minute I just thought ‘That’s it, it’s over, Ben’s out, we still need 15 an over’ – that’s when I thought for a split second we were dead and buried.” In that marathon final, New Zealand had scored 241 for 8 after batting first. They then returned to bowl out England for exactly the same score, thus pushing the match into a super over. However, the Super Over also ended in a tie when New Zealand ended up scoring exactly 15 following Martin Guptill’s run out on the final ball. England (26) on the basis of a higher boundary count were declared winners against New Zealand (17). The 33-year-old Morgan, who has scored 7368 runs in 236 ODIs for England so far, said that World Cup final was ‘actually bigger than cricket’. “The final is actually, it’s bigger than cricket,” said Morgan, who managed to watch the final three times now during this coronavirus-forced lockdown. “It’s actually propelled up as one of the highlights of a sporting day ever in British history that will be around for a very long time so it was probably more satisfying that it will continue to be like that.” Morgan has now shifted his focus on topping this achievement by claiming the two T20 World Cups lined up in Australia and India. “There hasn’t been a team who have held T20 and 50-over World Cups so that would be a nice challenge,” he said. “But, realistically, probably out of the next two World Cups, winning one of them would be unbelievable. To win two would be a bigger achievement than winning the 50-over World Cup.” “Just because both of them are away from home and would favour Australia in Australia and India in India, so you would have to win both of them to top the 50-overs win.” New Zealand vice-captain Tom Latham, however, said it has been difficult to accept the defeat. “I don’t think so,” Latham told ‘Newshub’ when asked if he’ll ever get over the outcome. “You have so many conversations about. It will be a game that will be talked about for many years to come. “It was a great game to be involved in – all the twists and turns and amazing atmosphere – but the result was hard to take.” Kiwi pacer Matt Henry said it still hurts to end up on the losing side despite their best efforts. “It hurts a lot, not being able to cross the line and lift the trophy, but at the same time, you have to recognise how good a side England are and it was just their time to lift the trophy that day. “It just wasn’t meant to be our day, but as a Black Cap, it was certainly a time to be extremely proud of.”Agencies Also watch: Unable to Make Ends Meet, Uber Driver Turns Vegetable Vendorlast_img read more

Ramdin disappointed by TKR release but excited about Patriots

first_imgCMC- THOUGH disappointed that his home franchise chose not to retain him for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season, wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin is looking forward to proving his worth to his new squad, the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots.Earlier this week, it was announced that the 35-year-old who has played in the CPL tournament since its inception in 2013, helping the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) to the title in 2017 and 2018, was released by the franchise and subsequently signed by Patriots.“I was very disappointed but it was beyond my control; it’s sport. I had lots of fun memories with them on and off the field, winning two trophies,” the Trinidadian, who scored 190 runs with a top score of 50 in the 2019 CPL, told Sportsmax.However, he added: “I am happy to join a new team. It’s all about business and nothing else.”The former West Indies captain added that Patriots would benefit from his experience and ability to adapt to any situation during this year’s CPL which is tentatively still set for August 19 – September 26, even as organisers keep a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted sporting activity across the world.Over his six seasons playing in the CPL for the Guyana Amazon Warriors and TKR, Ramdin amassed more than 1 000 runs. Of those, 619 of them were made at TKR, making him one of four players to have scored 500-plus runs for the franchise which he spent four years with.In an Instagram post on Tuesday after it was announced he had not been retained, he thanked fans for supporting him during his stint with the two-time CPL champions.“Now it’s time to move on,” he added.Ramdin was the only new Caribbean player signed by Patriots. The team members retained by the franchise were: Rayad Emrit, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, and West Indies emerging player Dominic Drakes.Over a career that has spanned more than a decade and more, Ramdin scored over 2 000 runs in both Tests and ODIs. His tally of 188 dismissals as a wicketkeeper is the third highest for any Windies keeper.last_img read more

Catena Media migrates to Stockholm Nasdaq market

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Updating the market, industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition firm Catena Media has informed that it has been approved for the listing of its shares on the Stockholm Nasdaq main market.The company now awaits final approval from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority to complete its full listings migration from Nasdaq North Premier to the larger Stockholm Nasdaq.Catena governance informs that it expects Stockholm Nasdaq trading to begin on Monday 4 September. Preparing for the listings migration the firm has suspended the trading of its shares on the Nasdaq North Premier.“Our listing on Nasdaq Stockholm is a result of great teamwork and is proof of the solid organisation we have built. This will continue to enable our further growth. Another big milestone in our company’s history”, said Robert Andersson, CEO of Catena Media.Founded in 2012 as a Malta-based web consultancy by Erik Bergman and Emil Thidell, by implementing an aggressive M&A strategy Catena has grown become one the largest industry affiliate marketing networks.Presenting its latest half-year interim results, Catena declared group revenues of €30 million, combined with operating profits of €12 million.Ahead of its Stockholm Nasdaq listing, Catena governance is set to publish a new corporate prospectus for interested investors, which will be published at LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

Unikrn acquires tournament platform ChallengeMe.GG

first_imgUnikrn has made its first of two announcements that CEO Rahul Sood considers “the biggest deals of [his] career”, acquiring tournament platform ChallengeMe.GG.This acquisition is said to be a “multi-million” deal, and the teams from both companies have merged into one.Unikrn will use ChallengeMe.GG to offer skill-based betting experiences alongside “competitive and quickplay matchmaking, open lobbies, direct challenges, fully automated tournaments and ladders.” The platform is currently only open to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, though Sood plans to introduce titles such as Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Rocket League sooner rather than later.Not only that, Unikrn are now seeding Unikoin Gold (UKG) tournaments that allows users to donate the cryptocurrency they’ve earnt, the platform will also add entry fees to increase tournament payouts. The company has added staff members in New York, Las Vegas, London, Signapore, Sydney, and Vietnam in the not-so-distant past, and plans to hire people in Berlin and Poland, too.Practically speaking, ChallengeMe.GG’s acquisition means Unikrn will be offering tournament betting with its blockchain technology across North America and Europe. Just last week, it was revealed that Unikrn – alongside PlayWire – entered a brand deal with the Sacramento Kings to represent its NBA 2K League, Kings Guard Gaming.Unikrn began working with ChallengeMe.GG in October 2017 where it hosted a tournament using a crypto prize pool, leading to weekly events and ladders being co-hosted by the companies. “If you’re wondering what part two is – strap in. It’s coming, and it’s a monster,” teased Sood in the announcement. Unikrn has previously acquired Pinion, DotaProHub, Vision IP, and LEET.Esports Insider says: This is seemingly a colossal move for Unikrn as the company looks to make its cryptocurrency, UnikoinGold (UKG), a staple in esports betting. We’re intrigued to see what it does with this acquisition, and look forward to seeing their so-called monstrous second announcement.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after puncture on last lap

first_imgHamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas also punctured, two laps earlier, which dropped him out of the points.The Finn finished 11th and dropped to 30 points behind Hamilton in the title race, a potentially devastating blow to his hopes so early in a season truncated by the coronavirus.McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was the third driver to suffer a left-front puncture, his like Hamilton’s on the last lap, and he dropped from fourth place to 13th.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was promoted from fourth to the final podium spot by the late drama.Late drama leads to seismic momentThe drama started with Bottas suffering a puncture to his Mercedes with two laps to goIt was a remarkable finish to a race that had been soporific until that point, and Hamilton recognised that afterwards, saying over the radio, his voice drenched in relief: “That was close.”The Mercedes drivers had been nursing their tyres after making an earlier than expected pit stop because of the second of two safety cars.They stopped to change from medium to hard tyres on lap 13, very early to make it to the end of the race on one set of hard tyres.They were clearly managing their pace from then on, but despite that dark rings appeared on their tyres as the race moved into the closing stages.But there was no real sign of the drama to come until Bottas’ left front tyre deflated shortly after starting lap 50, with two to go.The Finn limped around almost an entire lap and was too far back to get into the points.Hamilton looked then to be cruising to the flag, until he too suffered a puncture, this time heading down the back straight towards Brooklands. Then it was a question of whether he could get around the remainder of the lap – more than half of it – before Verstappen caught him.Hamilton said: “Until the last lap, everything was relatively smooth sailing.“The tyres felt great. Valtteri was really pushing incredibly hard and I was doing some management of that tyre and he looked like he wasn’t doing any.Hamilton is now a seven-time British Grand Prix winner“When (his) tyre went, everything seemed fine, so I was thinking maybe it was OK. And then just down the straight, it deflated.“I noticed the shape of the tyre shifting, and that was heart in the mouth and I didn’t know if it had gone down until I braked.“Then just driving it – sometimes it will come off and break the wing. I nearly didn’t get around the last two corners. Maybe we should have stopped towards the end when we saw the delaminations (on the other cars).”Hamilton said his engineer Peter Bonnington was counting down the gap to Verstappen over the radio as he neared the flag.“The car seemed to turn OK through Maggotts and Becketts,” Hamilton said, “and then it was a real struggle in the last two corners. I could hear the gap coming down from 19 to 10. I could hear out of the last corner him going, ‘Nine, eight, seven,’ and I was just like: ‘Get back on the gas.’”It was a dramatic finish to a race that could well have an equally substantial impact on the championship fight.A frenetic midfield battleFollowing Sainz’s late puncture, Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo came out on top in a close midfield battle, passing the other McLaren of Lando Norris late in the race, while the Australian’s team-mate Esteban Ocon took sixth.Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly drove a strong race to seventh, including a brave pass on Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel around the outside of Stowe and then taking the inside for the tight left-hander at Vale that follows.And Red Bull’s Alexander Albon recovered to eighth after being penalised – harshly in some eyes – for a collision with Haas driver Kevin Magnussen at Club on the first lap, an incident that brought out the first of two safety cars.Future McLaren team-mates Ricciardo and Norris were wheel-to-wheel in the midfield fightAlbon seemed to legitimately go for an opportunity created by Dane’s error in clipping the kerb on the exit of Vale and was almost completely alongside the Haas, before backing out to try to avoid a collision when he realised Magnussen was coming across, the cars hitting front wheel to rear.Albon was at the back when Red Bull pitted him for fresh tyres after the safety car period had ended. But he stuck with it, and a second stop for tyres later in the race dropped him to last but enabled him to attack in the closing laps.The second safety car was triggered on lap 12 by a heavy crash for Gasly’s team-mate Daniil Kvyat at the flat-out Maggotts corner.The team initially blamed the incident on a driver error, saying he clipped a kerb while making a switch change on his steering wheel. But Kvyat later said on social media that the team had reviewed the video and they “saw that something happened out of my control, so we will need to check all the data to understand what exactly caused the failure”.Williams’ George Russell took 12th, ahead of Sainz, the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi and Russell’s team-mate Nicholas Latifi.Haas driver Romain Grosjean, who was given a black-and-white warning flag during the race as well as an official warning after the race for dangerous defensive driving, finished 16th while the second Alfa of a struggling Kimi Raikkonen, who also suffered a front-left puncture, finished 17th.After the race, it was confirmed that four people had been arrested after protestors broke into Silverstone and displayed a banner for climate action group Extinction Rebellion.A joint statement issued by Silverstone and Northamptonshire Police following Sunday’s Grand Prix read: “During the race, Northamptonshire Police were made aware of four people who had been detained by Silverstone security inside the venue perimeter.“Officers are working closely with Silverstone Circuit and conducting a full investigation. Four people have been arrested and are in police custody.”The driver of the dayHamilton was impressive in his consummate control, both of the race and his final lap but Leclerc was perhaps the stand-out performer, taking third in the uncompetitive Ferrari having qualified it fourth, while his team-mate Sebastian Vettel was a long way behind in an uncompetitive 10th, losing out in fights with midfieldersWhat happens next?Another race in Britain, this time F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix next weekend. Can Hamilton make it two wins in a row at home – and four on the trot in the season?What they saidLewis Hamilton: “Up until that last lap everything was relatively smooth sailing. Valtteri was really pushing incredibly hard, I was doing some management of the tyre. When I heard his went I looked at mine and it seemed fine. I have definitely never experienced anything like that on the last lap and my heart definitely nearly stopped.”Max Verstappen: “It was lucky and unlucky. The Mercedes were too quick. The tyres didn’t look great with 10 laps to go, they didn’t look pretty. I told my engineer to drink and to stay hydrated! It was pretty lonely; I was just managing my pace and looking after the tyres.”Charles Leclerc: “It was a very tricky race. As soon as I heard Valtteri had a tyre problem I slowed down quite a lot. Looking at us we have done the best we could have done today. I am very happy with how I managed the tyres from beginning to the end and I am happy with the balance of the car.”Verstappen and Leclerc shower Hamilton with champagne on the Silverstone podiumKvyat was unhurt after a nasty crash into the barriers spitfire was flown over Silverstone to say thank you to the National Health Service Lewis Hamilton took an extraordinary victory in a dramatic finish to the British Grand Prix despite suffering a puncture on the last lap.The Mercedes driver’s left-front tyre failed halfway around the last lap but he held on in front of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Verstappen would have won had he not stopped late for fresh tyres in a successful quest for the point for fastest lap. Tags: Charles LeclercFormula oneLewis HamiltonMax Verstappen Source: BBC Sportslast_img read more

Once again, Angels can’t find a way to beat sizzling Indians

first_imgBesides that, the Angels cracked the door for the Indians by failing to come up with a catchable fly ball, and they let them off the hook by being unable to convert their scoring opportunities.The result was seeing their losing streak stretch to four games, their longest skid since April.At 76-76, the Angels are 2½ games behind the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card race after the Twins routed the Tigers, 12-1, Thursday night in Detroit. The Angels have 10 games left.Perhaps the best news for the Angels is that next week the Twins play the Indians three times. Minnesota’s six other games are with the Tigers (62-91).“They’re a terrific club,” Manager Mike Scioscia said of the Indians. “It’s pretty evident that if we do the things we’re good at on the field, we’re going to set up games to give ourselves a chance to win. We didn’t do enough this series.” Related Articles Angels Notes: Andrew Heaney feeling good about progress, but time running short Scioscia always talks about “getting the game on our terms,” which means getting an early lead and holding it. The Angels had not had a single lead in any of their first five games against the Indians. An Albert Pujols RBI single in the first temporarily ended that streak, but then Encarnacion hit a hanging curveball out in the second to tie it. Angels at Astros: Friday game time, TV channel, starting pitchers center_img The game was then decided in the fifth, when the Angels cracked the door. Bridwell got Yan Gomes to hit a lazy fly ball into right center to lead off the inning. Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun and second baseman Brandon Phillips all converged on it, and the ball hit Calhoun’s glove and dropped, for a single.Trout said he lost it in the sun, and Calhoun had a long run to try to make up the ground to catch it.Giovanny Urshela then hit a line drive toward left. Andrelton Simmons leaped and got a glove on the ball, but he couldn’t bring it down.The Indians still had runners at first and second, after a failed sacrifice, when Lindor belted a three-run homer to straightaway center, his second tie-breaking homer in as many games.The Angels couldn’t overcome what Lindor produced on one swing, as they were held down by a collection of Indians relievers.The Indians started Danny Salazar, a starter who lost his job, in order to give the top five starters an extra day of rest. Their best hope was in the seventh, when they managed a surprising rally against left-hander Andrew Miller, one of the Indians’ dominating relievers. Calhoun and Luis Valbuena, ironically a pair of lefties, both drew walks against Miller, sandwiched around Simmons’ infield hit.With the bases loaded and one out, Miller came back and struck out both C.J. Cron and Martin Maldonado, needing the minimum six pitches.After that, the Angels managed only a Trout single in the final two innings, before packing up for Houston and the final stretch of crucial games.“We obviously want to be ahead of (the Twins), but we’re still in it,” Trout said. “We’ve got to keep pushing and try to win games.” PreviousCleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes, left, celebrates with relief pitcher Tyler Olson after their win against the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons stops a grounder by Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. Simmons was able to throw him out at first, but the Angels lost, 4-1, and were swept by the hottest team in baseball. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Brandon Phillips, left, tries to avoid the tag by Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor as he tries to stretch a single into a double during the first inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAngels third baseman Luis Valbuena makes the force out on Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes in the fifth inning in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels starting pitcher Parker Bridwell tries to compose himself after giving up a home run to Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion in the second inning in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion, right, rounds the bases after a home run off Angels starting pitcher Parker Bridwell during the second inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, right, tries to dig out a throw in the dirt as he tries to pick off Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels catcher Martin Maldonado makes the catch on a foul ball by Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion behind the plate in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Cleveland Indians’ Edwin Encarnacion watches his home run against the Angels during the second inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana fields a ball hit down the first base line by the Angels’ Kole Calhoun during the fourth inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Calhoun was out at first. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Angels’ Albert Pujols watches his RBI-double against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor celebrates past Angels catcher Martin Maldonado after his three-run home run during the fifth inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Angels’ Mike Trout celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Albert Pujols during the first inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Angels’ Justin Upton slams his bat into the ground and breaks it after flying out against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor, second from left, gets a high five from teammate Erik Gonzalez as he crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off of Angels starting pitcher Parker Bridwell in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)A pick off attempt on Cleveland’s Abraham Almonte, right, gets by Angels first baseman C.J. Cron, left, in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Almonte took second on the play. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols reacts after flying out against the Cleveland Indians during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons dives to his left to field a sharp grounder up the middle by Cleveland’s Yan Gomes in the ninth inning in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Simmons was able to throw him out at first. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels third baseman Luis Valbuena turns as he tries to throw out the runner in the sixth inning against Cleveland in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels starting pitcher Parker Bridwell delivers a pitch against Cleveland in the first inning in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels manager Mike Scioscia, center, argues a call by the plate umpire against Cleveland in Anaheim on Thursday, September 21, 2017. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Manager Mike Scioscia, left, and slugger Albert Pujols, second from right, are among those watching from the dugout as the Angels bat in the ninth inning of their 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday afternoon at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes, left, celebrates with relief pitcher Tyler Olson after their win against the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons stops a grounder by Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. Simmons was able to throw him out at first, but the Angels lost, 4-1, and were swept by the hottest team in baseball. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 23Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons stops a grounder by Cleveland’s Edwin Encarnacion during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. Simmons was able to throw him out at first, but the Angels lost, 4-1, and were swept by the hottest team in baseball. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandANAHEIM — This time of year, with the games meaning this much, the Angels couldn’t simply shrug their shoulders and accept that they ran into a historically hot team.After the Cleveland Indians beat the Angels, 4-1, on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep and winning for the 27th time in 28 games, the Angels were still shaking their heads, thinking they could have won.“We made mistakes,” Parker Bridwell said. “They didn’t completely beat us, you know what I mean? We did get swept, but we made mistakes that hurt us, and by mistakes I’m talking pitches.”Bridwell gave up all four runs on two homers, misplaced pitches to Edwin Encarnacion in the second and to Francisco Lindor for a three-run, tie-breaking homer in the fifth. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Max Fried injury update: Braves lefty (blister) placed on 10-day IL

first_imgFried is in the midst of his best season as he recorded his 10th victory Monday and is 10-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 103 2/3 innings pitched.He has 102 strikeouts to just 31 walks on the year.A high school teammate of White Sox starter Lucas Giolito and Cardinals righty Jack Flaherty, Fried had never pitched more than 33 2/3 innings in an MLB season, but this year he has cut down on the walks going from 5.3 per nine innings to 2.7, which helped him stick in the rotation. MLB trade rumors: Here’s who the Yankees could want from teams targeting Clint Frazier The Braves will be without starter Max Fried for at least one start.Fried was placed on the 10-day injured list with a blister on the index finger on his pitching hand, the team announced Tuesday. Bryse Wilson has been recalled to take his spot on the 25-man roster. He will start Tuesday’s game.The #Braves today recalled RHP Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett and he will start tonight’s game at Milwaukee. The club placed LHP Max Fried on the 10-day injured list with a blister on his left index finger.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 16, 2019Wilson is 1-0 with a 6.14 ERA in four games (three starts) for the Braves this season. He is 4-7 with a 4.67 ERA at Triple-A Gwinnett. Related News He also has seen an uptick in velocity that has led to a decrease in his hard-contact percentage against.center_img MLB trade rumors: What could it take to land Madison Bumgarner? MLB trade rumors: Here’s who the Tigers could want from teams targeting Matthew Boyd MLB trade rumors: What could Yankees, Astros, Padres offer for Noah Syndergaard?last_img read more

Victoria nudges Argonia-Attica in state championship game

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Twitter. For those who saw it, saw one of the most sensational games in high school football state championship history. Victoria would beat Argonia-Attica 36-28 on a last second touchdown run.We will have the story and photos shortly. In the meantime, watch the post game interview with A&A coaches Lance Vandeveer and Luke Greenwood.last_img read more

Casinos try to prepare for eventual reopening

first_imgDES MOINES — The state’s bars and casinos are still waiting to get the okay from the governor to reopen after restrictions were lifted on restaurants and many other businesses.Iowa Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko says the 19 state-licensed casinos will follow a thoughtful, slow process when they are given the green light.  “It’s not just a situation where when they can open that we’ll see the doors spring open and lots of people come in and we’re back to how things used to be that will certainly not be the case,” Ohorilko says.Ohorilko says he expects there will be limits on how many people will be allowed at each property.  “So customers may not be able to touch the cards as much as they used to, we’ll see seating removed to promote social distancing,” he explains.Buffet meals have been a staple at the casinos and he says they will likely have a new look too. “Many of the food and beverage outlets, I do not believe we’ll see customers being able to get their own food like you would see at a normal buffet,” Ohorilko says.The casinos saw thousands of customers come through their doors every day before they were shut down.last_img read more

Marcelino: “Luis Suarez was our Xavi, Lapetra was Iniesta”

first_img“I was able to sign for Real Madrid, but I won twice as much as Di Stefano. They should have given me five million pesetas back then ”Marcellin JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -In football you play for the public, your audience, not for one person. I didn’t know when he got to the box, nor did I care. I was worried about the opponent in front of me. There were people who wanted to give more political importance to that party than the protagonists actually gave it. It only had sport importance. I stood out in that game and went to the locker room without turning around or picking up the Cup. If it were otherwise there could be punishments, which might be. I think I never went to the National Team because of my attitude. Come on, they stopped taking me.-There were reprisals against you.-But not for that game, there were several things, because I complained about the Cup finals that I had, we always had to play away from home. Even when we faced Barcelona we had to go there. I had to face myself when I saw things that I didn’t think were fair and I paid some consequences. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -Your friend Luis had to arrive to return to the path of triumph. Before Euro 2008 you ventured that if Spain won that title it would chain a few years of titles and successes. Why was he so convinced?-I said it because I saw it coming. That team from Luis was hungry to win. I remember that the team of 64 met with them before the European Championship. I had to be at the table with Villa and Torres and they looked at us with admiration. I told them that they had a team as big as ours, but that they had a defect that had to be removed. When they reached the quarterfinals and faced technically very good people they thought they were superior to them and suffered. When that happened to me, I thought that if I suffered, they were dead, broken. The defect of the selection was that it had idealized a series of teams. They thought they were superior. When we deal with you, we beat them. We had complex. I told them that as soon as they thought that these rivals could be won, they would win them and so it was. We had an impressive team and the advantage of having Luis Aragonés who was a winner, as he was already as a player.-You only played 14 games with the national team.-Yes. Then three games were played a year, but they were worth many now. It was eight years. – The players felt used politically with the triumph of the Eurocopa?-Do not. But I talk about me, not about the selection as such. I felt that there was a current in the Government in favor of Real Madrid and Barcelona. With a lot of nerve. I don’t have any picture with the cup after the game. I finished and went to the locker room. And the reason was because of what I had before that happened with Zaragoza. I was not comfortable in the National Team. I play with Di Stéfano and Gento the qualifying phase for the World Cup in Chile. My first match is against Morocco at the Bernabéu. They take Puskas out of the team, with everything it was, and they get me. I score a goal and I was considered the best of 22. It turns out that a month before I qualified for Spain for the World Cup in Chile and then they didn’t take me saying that I was very young and could scare me, when I was the flag bearer of Zaragoza. That bothered me a lot. I was going to defend Spain but I was not happy with how the team was taking. At that time the Secretary General of Sports was a politician and the Spanish Government tended to take players from Madrid, Barcelona, ​​and Athletic. Because they lived in Madrid and they feared Barcelona … That’s why I went to the locker room, I never stayed to pick up the trophy or go around the field. Not in the Cup finals, either. It was my way of claiming that all athletes had to be treated with the same equity.– And then at night how was the most intimate celebration of the title?-I spent two or three hours with an interpreter talking to Yashin. A very nice guy. For me the two best goalkeepers in history were always Yashin and Iribar, which we had. The two teams had dinner at the Palace hotel in Madrid and after dinner I went with Luis Aragones who was a friend of mine who had played that qualifying phase and with Carlos Lapetra.-And the next day reception in El Pardo with Franco …-Yes. I did not go with the team. I went with Rivilla in her Mercedes and we arrived a little late. (Serie). Just for the picture. We had to wait a lot, there was a paraphernalia … and with the car we arrived direct. “I had to retire with 29 years, they sewed me with kicks. One day Gallego, who marked me, followed me to my dressing room and went into the bathroom with me. ”Marcellin “In those days I was the best top scorer in the world, but I was not a forward to use, I also liked to create game.”Marcellin -Why do you think the great head auctioneer has been lost?-Because it is like that and also for a long time. There is not a Marcellin. In my time it was said that I was the best auctioneer in the world. Jackie Charlton, against whom I played with Zaragoza, said after the game that a 1.72 footballer had never won over the actions. He told me it looked like he had springs on his legs. He took half body jumping and he was 1.98.-Were the injuries removed with 29 years?-Yes. I could not anymore. When you are the scorer of a team of which you are forty percent, all the clubs are for you. I was the one who scored the goals. All the games put me an uncle for myself. They kicked me a lot. They followed me to the changing rooms. As it is. “When the game ended I went to the locker room, I did not go around the field, nor did I pick up the Cup, nor do I have any photos. The next day I arrived late to the reception of El Pardo. “Marcellin “In some moments I was not comfortable. There were people who wanted to give more importance to the victory before the USSR and only had sport significance.Marcellin -How?-How do I tell him. Not only were the 90 minutes attached to me but one day Paco Gallego, from Barcelona, ​​was so obsessed with me that at the end of the first half, we climbed the stairs of the changing rooms, to the right was mine. I went in, I went to the bathroom and there I find him by my side. He hadn’t noticed and there I was pissing and he was next. I told him what he was doing there. A scare was hit and it was thrown.-We enter into matter. Your goal, the title of Eurocopa 64. Imagine that you are Matías Prats and you have to narrate your own so much.-Everything started in a corner against us. Rivilla cleared head and the ball came to me that had come down to defend. I gave it back to Revilla who went for the band and gave it to Pereda. At the moment I touch the ball at the beginning of the play I forget everything and go to the opposite area looking for the center forward position. The play went by the band, Pereda made a break as he was going to get inside and went out. I was already at the penalty spot waiting for the center, when I arrived I threw myself towards the ball and came a little behind. I threw the body back, I found the ball in front and hit, as I liked, just towards the goal line, the goal line. It was a dry blow. Yashin didn’t have time to throw himself.-And what was as historic as his goal was that for years it was thought that the center had been of Amancio and not of Pereda because of the assembly of the television images. Why did none of the three ever say anything, to undo the mess?– I had always commented that the center had been Pereda. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) This was his mythical goalA center of Pereda arrived from the right (usually a trick image is seen in which Amancio centers, because the node, which did not have the play, mounted it with that trick), at half height. Marcelino bent down, turned his torso and neck and percussed the ball, from about twelve meters, to the strain of Yashin’s left stick, which didn’t even move. “The team was so long without winning because it had complex against certain rivals. When he lost it with Luis, he won everything. It was a great team. ”Marcellincenter_img JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -Your beginnings were on the beach …-Yes. What we did all those kids in Ares is to play beach four or five hours after leaving school. The advantage of playing on the beach is that being soft and hard sand, the physical conditions you get are bestial. From the beach I went to Racing del Ferrol in Segunda. I played some games in the Galicia of Mugardos, but Racing already knew me from the beach and had me seen to sign. I studied at the seminar and I quit. My mother got a huge dislike because I wanted her to be a priest. I didn’t want him to play football. I played as an amateur and started studying industrial engineer. In Ferrol I was a short year.-The chronicles of the time say that his best weapon, in addition to the head shot, was speed.-Yes, in Zaragoza I played the first year as a right winger. In ten meters Gento and I would be on par in terms of speed, but in 40 meters mine was higher. I held up to 60 meters at maximum. In 100 meters it was a little less than 11 seconds … in the classic tennis shoes. He jumped head over three meters and peak.-Let’s talk about his head shot, his great specialty, which allowed him to score that goal that is a sublime part of the history of Spanish football.-The head game is very difficult and almost extinct. The two great auctioneers I noticed and were my teachers were Zarra and César, who was later my coach at Zaragoza. They were the best in the world and then, it’s me. After me I don’t think anyone will reach my height.-What is the secret of the head shot?-I think you are born with that gift. It helped me a lot to play on the beach barefoot. We played volleyball with the head. But I think it was also genetic because the other children also played the same thing and did not jump like me. I did not play federated neither in children nor in juveniles. When they did my medical tests to sign for Racing, the doctor made me repeat ten series of tests for the low pulsations I gave. It was strange that he gave 38/40 … I asked him why I had to do so many series and he didn’t want to answer me.Years later that same doctor gave a conference in Zaragoza to which I went and asked him about the medical tests he had done years before and told me that he was about to give me useless for football because my recovery power was not normal. I thought I could have a heart injury. It was not normal to have the same pulsations at rest and after exertion. The fact of playing five hours on the beach had influenced my power of recovery although for me it was like being five hours playing tute,– And the secret of the jump that keeps so much zeal, what was it?-I had a lot of jumping power, it is seen in the photos and images of my time. My secret was that I didn’t jump straight, I jumped forward and then threw my body back to always have the ball in front of me and choose the direction you want to give the ball. The secret is in the waist suit, without the waist suit there is no head shot. I always pointed to the goal line, there the goalkeeper suffers greatly. He doesn’t have time to react anymore. This happened in the goal of the European Championship. Yashin is standing because he doesn’t see the auction until he has it on top. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -During the end of 64, at some point, the players looked towards the box, you worried about what could be cooking with the presence of Franco … DAILY AS (DAILY AS) -And two years later the World Cup 66 in England. You go from starting to not play the first two games and have dropped on occasion that the lineups were not made to Villalonga, the coach, but were imposed from above.-In the European Championship we won, Villalonga made a sensational team with an average of 24/25 years. That team was very good, good enough to have won that World Cup if they hadn’t touched. It all started badly with the concentration of Santiago. We were 40 days and all raining. In the training camps the mud was coming from the ankles … What a way to train a World Cup! There was no way to play. It was a quagmire. There the Government sent us. Of that in the Federation, the Government commanded. I was not happy. I thought I was going to start and that we were going to win the World Cup. They made me the headline in a friendly in Santiago and I asked Villalonga to let me stay in Spain. I did not want to go. Four or five starting players were handed to substitutes. He had brought other players who imposed them. I will not say who because they were great players, but taxes.I told Villalonga what the problem was. That he wouldn’t put that team. The substitutes in training scored five or six goals. I asked him to explain what was happening. And he simply told me that the team had been imposed on some players. More or less in a clear, quite clear way.And I told him to leave me out. Among the four he has to rule out and so there was no problem. But he did not. I was very well known in England. The Government spoke with the coach and the president of Zaragoza and I was not going, but of course there could be consequences. Then they told me that they didn’t force me to play but that I had to go so that there was no political scandal. Then I went but I only played the last game when there was nothing left to do. We won Germany by miracle, in the end.-Why do you say so convinced that Spain could have won that World Cup 66?-Because we were very good. We had gone through the stone to all the best in those years. The logical thing is that we would have won it, but we already lost it in the concentration of Santiago and then with the election of the players that Villalonga made forced, as I said, by the Government.-What prize did you have for winning the Eurocup?-For winning the semifinal and the final 150,000 pesetas. In Zaragoza they gave us 300,000 pesetas for the Copa de Rey and 300,000 for the Copa de Ferias. And those 150,000 pesetas were not given to us by the Federation. There was money from an individual who put it and that’s why we got that amount. The Federation gave 70,000 pesetas. There was a patron who I don’t want to say.-Who was the Xavi of that Selection?-Luis Suarez. And Iniesta was Lapetra. They were the team players. Pereda and I also supported a lot in the midfield. Fuste had a long journey.– Did it give you the feeling that the national team had to win something again to really recognize the merit of that 1964 title.-Yes it had been valued. What happened was that the fan was tired of Spanish football, being a world team power, only had a title at the selection level and that it was becoming very stale. Spain deserved much more. At the selection level it was getting very bad. People when I saw me thanked me for that goal and had the right to demand more because Spanish football was far superior to what for so many years nothing was achieved.-How did you explain that drought with the good players who always went to the national team?-I thought that Spanish football was led by politicians and it was not the sport that led the sport. For that reason we pay more than. Soccer became politicized. That’s why when they talked about Russia’s goal it bothered me. It seemed to me that Spain had much more equipment and proof of this is that all Spanish clubs won in Europe. You could have done many more things with the selection. That is why there was a moment that celebrating that of 64 seemed a little disrespectful to the new players and the new generations. It bothered me about them. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) “We had a team to have also won the World Cup 66, but the government imposed players on the coach. He told me himself. ”Marcellin -Before entering the subject and talking about your goal, introduce yourself in society for the new generations that didn’t see you play. Who was Marcellin?-Marcelino was a striker who created the front of the five magnificent in Zaragoza and was part of the National Team that was champion of the Eurocopa of 64 and was lucky enough to score the goal that gave us the title to all. That feat was of the team, not just Marcelino.-And how did he play, what was his style, what kind of striker was he?-I was not a center forward to use, I played for the bands, I went down to the center of the field, I liked to play. I scored goals, I am the top scorer in the history of Zaragoza, but I did more things. Before playing ‘nine’ I was extreme, inside… I gave almost more goals than I scored. He was a creator, as well as an auctioneer. I did not stay at the penalty spot. He finished coming from behind. By The National Team was about to turn 44 and Antwerp silver (1920) was already far away. Final of Eurocopa 64. That evening at the Bernabéu Marcelino Martínez Cao (29-4-1940) scored the goal of his life. That of the victory before the USSR. The history of the Red would not be understood without that much and this protagonist.Five decades later in his native Ares, in the restaurant Texture, owned by Tete, his wife, Marcelino takes out his private hard drive and reviews his life as an international with a memory worth considering. “Franco didn’t like football. He liked bulls and hunting. We don’t play the final for him, but for our audience. ”Marcellin “I became a footballer on the beach and I had beastly physical conditions. I was running 100 meters in less than 11 seconds and my jump was three meters and a peak ”Marcellin – Do you remember the first time?-Yes it was against Morocco. Qualifying match for the Chilean World Cup 62. We won (3-2) and scored the first goal. I was chosen as the best player of the game and they didn’t take me to the World Cup… Ha ha ha. They said I was very young and it could scare me … I don’t want to talk about it, but the reality is that before the World Cup, Real Madrid wanted to sign me and in the end there was no transfer and I think it was like a certain punishment. They told me … I then charged a lot of money in Zaragoza. I arrived as an amateur and then my record was very high, more than double that of Di Stéfano, for example. When Madrid came looking for me, there was a lot of money I was charging and they also had to pay Zaragoza. They had no money for so much. It is not like today. If Madrid wanted to sign me, I had to pay five million pesetas of those, which was outrageous. Jumping the million was already a silly one. But I wanted to stay in Zaragoza. I didn’t feel like undoing a team that I had created and also already earned enough. Madrid is Madrid and I respect it and I have admired it, but I stayed in Zaragoza for people who did not deserve that I leave and leave them lame.-And why do you think he didn’t go to the World Cup because he didn’t sign for Madrid?-When the coach was Escartín, who was independent, I went to the World Cup. Then they signed Hernández Coronado who was an employee of Madrid and no longer took me. How do you interpret it? It’s very clear … Tomás Ondarra -Why did you say once that you would have liked that goal to be scored at another stage, not in a dictatorship?-For many reasons. Franco didn’t like football and I know it firsthand. He liked bulls and hunting. When we played with Zaragoza the four consecutive Cup finals, our president was in the gallery with Franco. He had a good friendship with him and Franco asked him: “How is this? You come here to play the final of my Cup four times, how is it? that you and others always play. ”last_img read more