BV whips Annandale in 592 football

first_imgBV defeated Annandale 5-1 while Victoria and Friendship battled to a 2-2 draw Friday at the Buxton Community Centre ground when the inaugural 592 Beer Inter Village Football Festival continued. Ronnell Gordon commenced the rout for BV in the 11th minute blasting his effort into the right corner from the top of the 18-yard area.This was followed by an Omari Glasgow conversion in the 34th minute. Glasgow scored with a thumping effort into the top right corner after racing into the right of the penalty box.Deshane Garnett then made his presence felt in the 56th minute placing his penalty shot into the lower right corner, as BV raced to a 3-0 lead. Glasgow then completed his brace three minutes later. Cutting into the box from the right side, he then dribbled his marker before shooting his effort into roof of the left corner.Junior Alleyne then capped off a fine offensive showing for the BV unit in the 79th minute, slotting home unchallenged inside the six yard area, after receiving a pass from the right side.Annandale eventually scored in the dying moments of contest, Alco Azore placing his effort into the left corner from inside the box. In the Victoria and Friendship encounter, Kemroy Alfred gave Victoria the lead in the fifth minute, rifling his effort from the top of the box into the lower right corner. The lead proved to be short lived as Shemar Scott equalized in the 17th minute with a powerful volleyed effort from inside the penalty box, which was spilt by the goalkeeper and subsequently crossed over the goal line.Victoria retook the lead in the second half when Cordell Thomas scored in the 55th minute, blasting a powerful shot from the left of the box, which slipped under the body of the custodian and settled into the right corner.Friendship would earn a share of the spoils as Clive Andries slotted his penalty attempt into the left side following an infraction inside the area. Some of the major sponsors of the tournament include Bakewell Guyana Incorporated, ExxonMobil, and the Colin Talbot Construction Services.last_img read more

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Stoute resists but Muhammad, Hinds limit Pride

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A Kevin Stoute half-century underpinned critical rearguard action from Barbados Pride and denied Trinidad and Tobago Red Force total domination of the opening day of their fifth round match here yesterday. Opting to bowl first, Red Force snatched the early advantage as seamers Uthman Muhammad (3-47) and Terrance Hinds (3-51) sliced through the Pride top order to reduce the innings to 47 for six after lunch, before the hosts recovered to reach 209 all out at Kensington Oval.Stoute, in his third match of the season, top-scored with 52 batting at number seven while Ashley Nurse slammed a better than run-a-ball 48 and Test seamer Kemar Roach, an important 38.In reply, Red Force lost Joshua DaSilva for 13 as they reached 52 for one at the close, with left-hander Jeremy Solozano ending unbeaten on 35. Needing precious points from the encounter after enduring the frustration of a rain-ravaged drawn fourth round game against Windward Islands Volcanoes last week, Red Force enjoyed a dream start.Left-handed opener Shayne Moseley struck four fours in his 23 before Hinds found his edge in the morning’s ninth over for DaSilva to take a smart catch at second slip.Seven runs later with 30 on the board, Muhammad removed in-form Test batsman Shamarh Brooks for four to a catch low down at gully by Kjorn Ottley, the right-hander driving loosely outside off-stump. And with no runs added in the same over, Justin Greaves lost his middle stump to a full length delivery, leaving Red Force in control of the first hour.Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who has struggled this season averaging 21 from eight innings, continued his miserable run – shouldering arms to one from left-armer Daniel St Clair (2-39) in the last over before lunch and falling lbw for four.Brathwaite took 20 balls to get off the mark and lasted 55 balls in an hour-and-a-half at the crease. Tottering on 33 for four at the interval, Pride found little reprieve after the resumption as Hinds bowled Kyle Mayers in the second over, spectacularly removing the left-hander’s off-stump for 10.And in the next over, St Clair shattered Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich’s stumps for three, after breaching the right-hander’s defence.Stoute started the revival when he put on an invaluable 87 for the seventh wicket with Roach before adding a further 26 for the eighth wicket with Nurse. The 34-year-old Stoute played an attractive innings, counting nine fours off 85 balls in just over two hours at the crease.Roach crunched a couple of fours and three sixes off 72 balls before edging a slash at a wide ball from Muhammad and going caught at the wicket at 134 for seven.Red Force then got the prized wicket of Stoute just before tea, caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin sweeping at left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2-49) but Nurse, who punched seven fours in a 47-ball cameo, rallied the innings.last_img read more

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Batting fails again for struggling Red Force

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Beleaguered Trinidad and Tobago Red Force struggled with the bat on the opening day of their sixth round contest against Leeward Islands Hurricanes here yesterday. Lying fifth in the six-team standings with just one win this season, Red Force failed to overcome their woes and finished the day on 161 for seven, following a delayed start at Warner Park which saw play start 1-½ hours late.Isaiah Rajah, in his first four-day appearance in two years, top-scored with 41 while Joshua DaSilva stroked 37 and veteran right-hander Jason Mohammed, 30.Fast bowler Jeremiah Louis spearheaded the attack with three for 32 while new-ball partner Sheno Berridge supported with two for 50. Bidding to turn their disastrous season around, Red Force suffered an early blow when they lost Jeremy Solozano for six with the score on seven in the sixth over of the day, steering Louis to gully where Montcin Hodge took a low catch.Left-hander Rajah then helped repair the damage, first by adding 33 for the second wicket with captain Yannick Ottley (12) and then by putting on a further 51 in a third wicket stand with Mohammed.All told, the 26-year-old Rajah faced 102 balls and struck four fours and a six before he was third out, caught low down by wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton diving to his left, off Berridge in the third over after tea. Ottley had earlier perished at the hands of seamer Nino Henry before the interval, slapping a rank long hop to cover.Mohammed faced 78 deliveries, counting two fours and sixes but failed to build on the start when he was bowled by Louis, offering no shot and losing his off stump.DaSilva then attempted to shepherd the middle order until he was the day’s final victim, drawn into a false stroke by Louis and taken behind by Hamilton.last_img read more

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No plans to abort tournaments, announce winners

first_imgChairman of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Competition’s Committee Shaun Massiah says they do not intend to prematurely cancel and announce winners of a number of tournaments which have been stalled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If a decision is made to cancel the tournaments, then the winners would be announced based on point standings, similar to what Cricket West Indies (CWI) did earlier this year to end the regional four-day tournament with two rounds to go.  “Even at our last Zoom meeting, we didn’t discuss aborting any of the tournaments,” Massiah affirmed. He noted that all tournaments will resume as per normal once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control to give sponsors their due mileage. “We struggle to get sponsorship so if we abort those tournaments and announce winners, it might be difficult to get new sponsorship after this COVID – 19 to get cricket playing… so we are going to run with those tournaments until they are completed,” the committee head noted.  Cricket in the Capital City, like many other parts of Guyana, continues to be a backyard past time since the outbreak of the new Coronavirus. There has been a prolonged absence of the sport in 2020 due to several factors starting with Guyana’s Mashramani celebrations along with the holding of General and Regional Elections. The outbreak of the new Coronavirus has since contributed to the hiatus, as the Georgetown Cricket Association (GAC) recently announced that it will be following the Ministry of Public Health’s recommendation to promote social distancing as a means to halt the spread of the virus.  The move has stalled cricket action in the New Building Society (NBS) 40 overs, second-division tournament, the Noble House Seafoods, second-division, two-day tournament and GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first-division.last_img read more

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UK government wants Premier League back “as soon as possible”

first_img(Reuters) – The U.K government’s cabinet minister responsible for sport said he has been in talks with the Premier League with the aim of getting football back on the field as quickly as possible. Speaking at a parliamentary questions session, Oliver Dowden, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, said: “I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community.“But of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance,” he said.The Premier League, which has been on hold since March 13, remains suspended until at least April 30 while lockdown measures are in place in the United Kingdom until May 7, when the government is set to review the current restrictions in place. But three London clubs, Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur, along with Brighton, have already re-opened their training grounds, allowing limited return to training while observing social distancing protocols.Those clubs say that players will only be using outdoor field facilities for individual work and will not take part in team activities.Premier League clubs will hold their latest conference call on Friday as they continue to evaluate various options for finishing the season but a re-start of matches is not expected until June at the earliest. Last week the league said it was “working through complex planning scenarios” and there are a number of practical hurdles that they face.With the ban on mass public gatherings likely to be one of the last restrictions to be removed, rescheduled games could be held behind closed doors, possibly at neutral venues.English cricket’s governing body, the ECB, has been given the leading role for all sport in the country, including soccer, in examining how to create ‘bio-secure’ venues, with the focus on stadiums with hotel facilities connected or nearby — to limit the need for extensive travel.last_img read more

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Paddy Power Betfair seeks to merge advertising accounts

first_img Jonathan DevittThe Irish Independent reports that recently merged Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) will look to cut one of its media agencies.Seeking further corporate alignment between Paddy Power and Betfair assets, PPB governance is reported to want to merge its entire + £40 million advertising account under the control of one lead agency.PPB will review its marketing planning and buying accounts handled by M2M for Paddy Power (since 2009) and MediaCom for Betfair (since 2015). It is understood both M2M nor MediaCom could be reached for comment.oth Paddy Power’s and Betfair’s branding campaigns will remain separate.Following the completion of its merger in January, PPB governance has publically stated that it will look to undertake cost savings in its marketing operations and initiatives.PPB has restructured its marketing division appointing Betfair’s Jonathan Devitt to the new role of Group Chief Marketing Officer.Further synergy led changes to PPB operations, have seen the appointment of Paddy Power veteran Ken Robertson to the merged role of Advertising Director. StumbleUpon Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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MOTM – BetVictor announces exclusive partnership with WhoScored

first_img StumbleUpon Share EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles Submit BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Share BetVictor has today announced an exclusive partnership with football statistics site WhoScored.com in a move which will see it as the only gaming firm providing a unique data-driven market for its customers. The WhoScored.com Man of the Match market is based on statistical data rather than pundit opinion, meaning the result is consistent, objective and available within 10 minutes of the full time whistle.Whilst the market is currently only available for games in the English Premier League, the scalability of the product ensures BetVictor will soon be in a position to roll out a similar market on other popular worldwide football leagues.BetVictor Head of Automated Trading, Chris Edwards, commented on the new partnership: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with WhoScored.com for what we believe will be a very successful partnership.“There is a strong appetite among our customers for a Man of the Match market that is objective and consistent, rather than one that relies on subjective pundit opinion and is often overlooked by the host broadcaster.”He concluded: “The MOTM market was only previously available on televised games in the EPL but we already expanded that to all EPL games over the first weekend. We remain committed to giving the football bettor the very best value; Simple As.”last_img read more

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BOS Speaker: Stuart Tilly – BetonBrazil – Personality Profile

first_img Esports Entertainment Group to finalise Argyll acquisition by 31 July July 8, 2020 StumbleUpon If you haven’t yet taken the #bettingonsports Big Betting Ambassadors quiz then for goodness sakes do so now, and ensure you’re in with a chance of winning a prize at the ‘Personality Profile: How Bookmakers use the Ambassadorial Role to Reach an Audience’ panel on Friday 16th September. Stuart Tilly, BetonBrazilOn that panel will be Stuart Tilly, CEO of Argyll Entertainment, the company behind BetonBrazil, and Adam Roland the founder of PR agency Heavyweight Sport.There’ll also be none other than David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye joining them. The boxer will also be present at the BiG charity Dinner that evening.We spoke to Stuart about how brands can maximise the impact of ambassadors.SBC: In an age of multiple operators and offers, how integral is a brand ambassador to attract new customers?Stuart: We believe that in the UK, from operator to operator, customers are routinely presented with the same gambling products, the same acquisition bonuses and the same loyalty rewards so I do believe Brand Ambassadors can be a point of differentiation in a crowded market place.However, the choice of brand ambassador is key to ensure they not only fit in with your own brand’s image and ethos but also are likely to be of general appeal to the demographic you are going after. SBC: Whilst ambassadors can hook customers in, how effective are they in retaining players?Stuart: This very much depends on how you are able to use your ambassador. Being able to utilise a personality’s image and perhaps secure the odd personal appearance is unlikely to do very much for retention. However, at BetonBrazil, Alan is the name, image and voice of our site and we leverage his lively, knowledgeable and charismatic personality in the way we offer our services to, and interact with, all our customers at every stage of their lifecycle. Alan is more than a brand ambassador for us, he is part of the brand.SBC: Is the choice of ambassador increasingly important in a time where they’re becoming a ten a penny for bookies, or is the focus more on how they’re utilised?Stuart: Who and how you are able to use them are both crucial. If the “who” and the “how” are not aligned, you are unlikely to achieve a decent ROI.SBC: What can BOS attendees expect from your session with Heavyweight Sports Adam Roland?Stuart: We’ll be discussing what types of considerations need to be made when choosing a brand ambassador, how best to utilise them and some of the pros and cons of working with them.Want to hear Stuart, Adam Roland of Heavyweight Sport and David Haye himself hash out the topic of sports ambassadors and brand. Check out the full agenda at #bettingonsports today… SBTech adds five year extension to Argyll Entertainment partnership January 31, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Content key for Argyll Entertainment in Solihull sponsorship August 17, 2018 Submitlast_img read more

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Integrated betting markets & extended engagement with DFS

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 Share All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 Shergul Arshad, the Founder of Mondogoal, spoke at BOS alongside Lottomatica’s Ubaldo Baldi, Oulala CEO Valery Bollier and Sportito CEO Riccardo Mittiga.Off the back of signing partnerships with Lottomatica, SISAL and more recently the Microgame Group in Italy, Arshad discussed the vast potential benefits for bookmakers to include a daily fantasy product.He said: “It poses a particularly interesting integration for live betting, for example showing the next goalscorer odds in a match when you are picking your team.”The Mondogoal white label games with both SISAL and Lottomatica soft launched for the Euros this summer and went live properly at the beginning of this domestic season.The aim is to implement big prize pools in conjunction with these two, and whilst Lottomatica’s Baldi stated that it’s hard to put a value on the DFS market right now, he stated his belief that it “will become a revenue stream in its own right and not just an acquisition or conversion tool”.With 57 million DFS players in the States, and 8.9 million of these playing regularly, the potential of this market is enormous but it’s chokablok with legality issues and costly courtroom tussles state to state. The European market may be smaller but the generation currently in its late teens is one which has grown up with fantasy, and undoubtedly a large number of these in the UK have played the Fantasy Premier League game with friends for some time.Arshad pointed to the extended engagement times of DFS products over betting, as players carefully peruse their teams and assess team news and data. Oulala’s Valery Bollier gave a nod to the epicentre of football being in Europe, the most watched league globally and stated that “DFS can provide a solution to optimise digital strategy.”There was definitely a buzz around this panel, which was chaired by Gemma Boore of Bates Well Braithwaite, at Betting on Sports and it seems highly likely that the UK will see its first major bookmaker DFS integration sooner rather than later. IGT records dire 2020 opening as COVID-19 impacts all primary revenues   May 18, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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Rice, Canty return to practice; rookie M. Brown sits out

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens coach John Harbaugh expressed optimism Wednesday that Ray Rice would be able to play against the Buffalo Bills and the Pro Bowl running back’s return to practice so early in the week is a strong predictor of that happening.The sixth-year practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday after missing his first game since the 2008 season in the win over the Houston Texans. Harbaugh’s willingness to talk about Rice’s return to practice supports the notion that the running back was close to being able to play on Sunday despite being listed as doubtful on last week’s injury report.“Very hopeful. I would expect that,” said Harbaugh when asked whether he thought Rice would practice this week. “That’s the plan right now. We’re going to try to get him out there [Wednesday] and see what he can do, and we’ll have our fingers crossed.”Defensive end Chris Canty (groin), linebacker Arthur Brown (pectoral), and wide receiver Deonte Thompson (foot) were also limited in their return to the practice field as it appears the Ravens are slowly but surely getting healthier. Of those three, Brown appeared to be very limited as he wore a yellow cap on his helmet.Thompson practiced on a limited basis last Wednesday before sitting out the final two workouts of the week and told reporters that he would really test out his foot to see how close he is to returning to the field. The second-year wide receiver hasn’t practiced since injuring his foot in the preseason opener on Aug. 8.If he’s able to play against Buffalo, Thompson would provide the Ravens another option in the kickoff return game as Tandon Doss and Shaun Draughn have handled those duties over the last two weeks. Draughn suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 3, which could leave the Ravens thin in the return game.“I’m coming along great,” Thompson said. “We’re going to go out today and see how I feel and try to do a lot on it and see how it holds up. There’s still some soreness in [the foot]. We’ll definitely know after this week.”Wide receivers Jacoby Jones (knee) and Marlon Brown (neck), outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee), nose tackle Terrence Cody (knee), Draughn (ankle), and offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (foot) did not participate in Monday’s workout. Harbaugh expressed significant doubt that Cody would be able to play in Week 4 after he injured his knee in the first quarter of the win over the Houston Texans.Jones has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game as he continues to rehab the MCL injury he suffered in the season opener on Sept. 5.Listed as a limited particdipant, defensive tackle Brandon Williams (toe) was practicing once again after he was a limited participant in practices last week. He did not play against the Texans, but he appears to have a chance to make his return to action for the first time since injuring his toe in the preseason finale on Aug. 29.During the viewing portion of practice, left tackle Bryant McKinnie appeared to be limited and was not taking his normal number of practice reps. Both of his ankles were taped, but it was unclear whether he suffered an injury in Sunday’s game and wasn’t listed on the injury report.Newly-claimed safety Jeromy Miles was taking part in practice and wearing No. 36 while rookie safety Brynden Trawick officially became part of the Ravens’ practice squad.Linebacker Brandon Copeland was waived to make room for Trawick on the developmental squad.For Buffalo, 10 players sat out Wednesday’s practice including defensive end Mario Williams (ankle), defensive tackle Kyle Williams, wide receiver Stevie Johnson (hamstring), and cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring).However, starting running back C.J. Spiller (quadriceps) was a full participant for the Bills.Here is the official injury report for Wednesday:BALTIMOREOUT: WR Jacoby Jones (knee)DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Marlon Brown (neck), DT Terrence Cody (knee), RB Shaun Draughn (ankle), C Ryan Jensen (foot), LB/DE Pernell McPhee (knee)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Arthur Brown (chest), DE Chris Canty (thigh), RB Ray Rice (hip), WR Deonte Thompson (foot), DT Brandon Williams (toe)BUFFALODID NOT PARTICIPATE: DB Ron Brooks (foot), DT Alex Carrington (quad), CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist), WR Marquise Goodwin (hand), K Dustin Hopkins (R. groin), WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring), CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring), G Kraig Urbik (knee), DT Kyle Williams (achilles), DE Mario Williams (ankle)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: FS Jarius Byrd (foot), DT Marcell Dareus (ankle)FULL PARTICIPATION: G Doug Legursky (knee), RB C.J. Spiller (quad)last_img read more

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