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Amelia’s Ward Jets capture Under-23 basketball championships

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanTHE Amelia’s Ward Jets were able to overcome a strong Kwakwani side 70-68, to capture the Linden Amateur basketball Association/Hamid Foundation Under-23 basketball championships in dramatic style last Saturday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.Jets were able to snatch the win after the final’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), Akini Wilson, scored a reverse drive to the hoop to score with 15.2 seconds on the clock and stifled the Kwakwani unit out of the game to come away victors.After knocking off Half Mile Bulls in the semi-finals, the Jets found themselves against the outsiders Kwakwani in a final which seemed to favour the running game of the out-of-town side.With that first-quarter spurt led by Troy David, the tournament’s MVP, and his captain Leonard Primo, the Kwakwani side looked formidable but Jets remained in contention as they pulled within reach at half ime, trailing 31-37.By then Akini Wilson, Vibert Benjamin and Keison Butters had come to the party and made incisive plays down low to upset the rhythm of the un-ranked Kwakwani players. But the third quarter saw the visitors pull away once more and look for the kill as the third quarter finished 54-46 for the underdogs.However, the Jets would not go away and they pulled within a basket, adrift 54-56, with 6:18 to go. The Jets captain Shannon Cadogan then hit a floater as they remained in contention 56-58; but then David penetrated for a four-point advantage.Wilson sank a hook shot with 2 mins 28 secs left after the Kwakwani team, under pressure, turned the ball over and Butters played big with a penetration that sent his team ahead 65:64 with 1:16 remaining.Kwakwani regained the lead with just over a minute to go. Cadogan had a chance to send his team into the lead but could only hit one of two free throws for a tied game at 68. with 49.1 seciods to go.But with the tension rising with every second Kwakwani lost possession to the pressing Jets side and, after taking the ball cross court, the pass went in to Wilson on the left low post. He rounded his man and swished the ball for the go-ahead basket with 15.2 seconds remaining.Then Jets defended well to ensure victory was once again earned from pretty good team play as they were crowned the new champions and left Kwakwani dejected from that heartbreaking loss 70-68.The top shooters for the game for the winners came from Wilson with 23 points, Vibert Benjamin 17, Keison Butters 13 and George Yearwood 10. The Kwakwani best players were Tournament MVP Troy David with 18, Leonard Primo 13 and Domar Gladstone 10 points.In the third-place playoff game defending champions and top seed Half Mile Bulls pulled out a 51-49 win over fourth-ranked Retrieve Raiders. Tahquille Johnson and Terron Welch each had 15 points for the Bulls while the Raiders top scorers were Travis Sutton with 16 and Coel Winter 14.The championship trophy, donated by Gordon Moseley Promotions, was handed over by Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland while the replicas, compliments of Save The Children Foundation, were handed over to the winning team by LABA president Lawrence Simon.The Most Valuable Player-of-the-Final Trophy, donated by LABA, went to Akini Wilson and that was presented by the Public Relations Officer of LABA.The Most Valuable Player Trophy for the Tournament, won by Kwakwani’s Troy David, was donated by World Access. It was presented by Tracey Liverpool and the second place trophy was presented by Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira.Before the final game the teams were introduced by LABA president Lawrence Simon to Regional Executive Officer of Region Ten Gavin Clarke and Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland.Abdulla Hamid of the Abdulla Hamid Foundation, who collaborated with LABA, thanked the many sponsors who came on board including Gordon Moseley, Save the Children Foundation and World Access.last_img read more

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Milerock win UDFA/NAMILCO U-17 tournament

first_imgMILEROCK Football Club totalled 34 points to finish ahead of the other seven teams in the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA), to win this year’s National Milling Company-sponsored Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 league. Eagles United finished second and Botafago third.UDFA president Terrence Mitchell and the Guyana Football Federation president Wayne Forde presented medals and the championship trophy at the Wisburg Secondary School ground in Linden.GFF president Wayne Forde presents the winning trophy to Milerock midfielder and captain Lorenzo Miller.In brief comments after expressing his satisfaction with the UDFA for completing the tournament, Forde said, “It is an honour for you to be playing in a tournament as prestigious as this. Your hard work and dedication brought you this far and it will take you further.”“This is not the end of the road, however; more challenges lie ahead. You must see them as opportunities, not challenges. Recognise football for the vehicle it is, respect it and always try to improve,” Forde said while congratulating the winning team.Milerock midfielder and captain, Lorenzo Miller, in expressing his satisfaction at the results stated, “My team and I deserve this. We trained hard and we played even harder. Coach is proud of us, I am proud of us and we plan to celebrate.”last_img read more

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Hemraj, Johnson wrap up Jaguars practice game with centuries

first_imgCENTURIES from Leon Johnson and Chandrapaul Hemraj helped to ease Guyana Jaguars into a comfortable state of mind going into next week’s start of the Regional 4-Day Tournament.The national team wrapped up their training yesterday at Providence with the last of their two practice games. Looking to bat for longer periods, the players of the Johnson XI used the two days instead of three to up their scoring as they racked up 388-5 at the end of stumps.Batting one minute shy of 200 minutes, Hemraj lit up the stadium with 8 sweetly-timed fours and six massive sixes as he warmed up for the Regional 4-Dayers with a stylish 104.He shared a whopping 167-run second-wicket partnership with his national captain Johnson who broke his run drought with an identical score of 104.The Jaguars captain batted for more than 300 minutes for his century which was decorated with 9 fours and a six before he retired, allowing the other players to have some time.Tagenarine Chanderpaul also batted himself into some form with his solid 51 at number 4. Chris Barnwell also looked good for his 27 as the Jags premier players had good periods with the bat.Resuming just four runs shy of a half-century, Hemraj reached his first milestone in a casual manner. The Test opener’s confidence grew, as he found scoring easy and despite his aggression he managed to negate the good deliveries while feasting on the bad ones.His hundred came in grand fashion as he clobbered Ricardo Adams’ spin for a maximum which he celebrated with his skipper.Johnson, meanwhile, grafted a much-needed innings together; his timing and temperament seemed to be coming back as he reached his fifty.Soon after the duo’s celebration, tragedy struck as Alimohamed broke the edge of the centurion, to which keeper Kemol Savory made no mistake in collecting.After Johnson’s retirement, Chanderpaul continued to wear out the opposition’s bowling on his way to 50, topping off a strong performance for the batsmen. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

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Two complaints upheld by ASA against AG Communications

first_img StumbleUpon Lee Willows, YGAM: Education is central to gambling reform  July 9, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share AG Communications, trading as Karamba.com, has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after two issues put forward by one complainant were upheld.Related to a webpage regarding the online slot Starburst, featured under the title “Tips and tricks on how to Win at Starburst,” various aspects of “The Starburst Strategy” were featured following a “the top 5 tips for winning” statement.It was also detailed that text on the advert contained a link to a further web page titled “How to Choose a Winning Slot Machine,” featuring further tips on increasing the chances of winning slot games.Issuing two complaints, it was first challenged that it could be misleading due to the implication that particular strategies would increase the chances of winning.Furthermore it was challenged that it “was socially irresponsible because it encouraged gambling behaviour that could lead to financial, social or emotional harm”.Responding AG Communications stated that the web pages were uploaded by human error, with its usual internal procedures of approval to ensure compliance with regulations, nor training regarding marketing guidelines, not followed by the personnel responsible for claims in the ad.Also stressing the low levels of user traffic attracted, Karamba emphasised that it had withdrawn the ads, commenced a full internal review and reiterated approval procedures to staff. Concluding that claims had not been substantiated, were misleading and that it was irresponsible, the ASA ruled that: “The ad must not appear again in its current form. “We told Karamba.com to ensure their future marketing communications contained nothing that was likely to encourage irresponsible gambling behaviour that could lead to financial, social or emotional harm. “Additionally, future marketing communications must not misleadingly imply that particular strategies improved a consumer’s chances of winning Starburst when that was not the case, and Karamaba.com must hold adequate substantiation in support of such claims.”last_img read more

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Alabama vs. Auburn final score: Tigers win a wild Iron Bowl to knock Crimson Tide from Playoff

first_img (collegepressbox.com) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fc/95/alabama-auburn-2019-halftime-stats_day3h3spx7xk18arym824k6xt.png?t=-1099841842&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Watch Alabama vs. Auburn live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Alabama quarterback Mac Jones had an incredibly difficult task against Auburn’s defense, but managed to throw four touchdowns, with three of them going to Jaylen Waddle. Waddle also returned a kick for a score. Unfortunately for the Tide, Jones also threw two pick-sixes. Those were two of the biggest plays in Saturday’s game, but not the only ones.Bo Nix wasn’t as flashy, but completed 15 of 30 passes for a touchdown and no turnovers, adding 44 yards and another score on the ground.The Tide missed a potential game-tying chip shot field goal with under two minutes remaining in regulation.Check out Sporting News’ live updates, highlights and score changes from Auburn’s wild win in Jordan-Hare:Alabama vs. Auburn score Q1Q2Q3Q4FAlabama3287745Auburn72013848Alabama vs. Auburn scoring playsFirst quarter8:27 — Joseph Bulovas 43-yard field goal (3-0 Alabama)2:07 — Bo Nix 7-yard touchdown run (7-3 Auburn)Second quarter10:16 — Najee Harris 6-yard touchdown run (10-7 Alabama)7:04 — Anders Carlson 43-yard field goal (10-10)5:36 — Smoke Monday 22-yard interception return for touchdown (17-10 Auburn)5:22 — Jaylen Waddle 98-yard kickoff return for touchdown (17-17)4:12 — Mac Jones 3-yard touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs III (24-17 Alabama)1:06 — Bo Nix 14-yard touchdown pass to Sal Cannella (24-24)0:33 — Mac Jones 58-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle (31-24 Alabama)0:00 — Anders Carlson 52-yard field goal (31-27 Alabama)Third quarter11:49 — Anders Carlson 43-yard field goal (31-30 Alabama)6:31 — Zakoby McClain 100-yard interception return (37-31 Auburn)4:57 — Mac Jones 12-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle (38-37 Alabama)0:49 — Anders Carlson 44-yard field goal (40-38 Auburn)Fourth quarter13:44 — Mac Jones 28-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle (45-40 Alabama)8:08 — Shaun Shivers 11 yard touchdown run; Shedrick Jackson 2-point reception (48-45 Auburn)Alabama vs. Auburn updates, highlightsFinal: Auburn 48, Alabama 457:33 p.m.: Final stats from a wild one in Jordan-Hare: 5:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, AUBURN. The perfect end to a wild half. Anders Carlson hits the 52-yarder to cut Alabama’s into lead before halftime. The Tide will get the ball out of halftime with a 31-27 lead. Also: Nick Saban is not happy with refs after that call.”Nick Saban on the sideline, not a happy guy.” pic.twitter.com/fV2fRPObJg— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20195:25 p.m.: Refs put a second back on the clock.5:24 p.m.: A little controversy at the end of the first half. Auburn’s inside field goal range but the officials say the half ended before Auburn could get on the field to attempt a field goal. The play is under review.5:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Not to be outdone, Jones hits Waddle for a 58-yard touchdown reception with just 33 seconds remaining in the half. What a half. It’s 31-24 Auburn.Jaylen Waddle probably ran for this touchdown faster than the time it took to type out this tweet. pic.twitter.com/sQr2SrCBlL— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20195:14 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Auburn kept making catch after acrobatic catch. Nix hits senior receiver Sal Cannella for a tip-toe touchdown to make it 24-all.Sal Cannella. Bo Nix.This is pretty much a perfect play. pic.twitter.com/gaOrcGaoJn— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20195:12 p.m.: And now Nix makes the big play, avoiding the rush to the left and throwing a first-down pass to receiver Will Hastings for the first down. Auburn driving at Alabama’s 11 with 1:12 remaining in the half.5:10 p.m.: Seth Williams with an amazing one-handed, 37-yard reception to give Auburn a fresh set of downs down to Alabama’s 25. Patrick Surtain II had excellent coverage but Williams just made one of those plays.It doesn’t get much better than this catch from Seth Williams. pic.twitter.com/vqu2aLaxRx— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20195:04 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Jones bobbles the snap, faces Brown in the pocket and then hits Henry Ruggs III in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. It’s 24-17 Alabama.Mac Jones delivers under pressure. pic.twitter.com/ns2CwMVbt4— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20195:02 p.m.: One play later, Jones hits DeVonta Smith for a 33-yard gain down to Auburn’s 4-yard line. Tide now face third-and-goal from the 3.5 p.m.: Turnover, Auburn. Xavier McKinney knocks the ball loose from Whitlow’s grasp, and Christian Harris recovers deep in Auburn territory. This game is getting wild.4:57 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. And now Waddle takes the ensuing kickoff to the house to tie it back up at 17! Lots of big plays — and miscues — by both teams in this half.AMAZING.This Jaylen Waddle touchdown return is a work of art. pic.twitter.com/4ZcGsgYp42— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20194:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Smoke Monday makes his second big play of the game with a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown! Jones overthrew an open Jerry Jeudy on the out route, and Monday capitalizes to make it 17-10 Auburn.THE SMOKE SIX pic.twitter.com/SSeurXOLhc— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20194:54 p.m.: Also: Derrick Brown is back in the game for Auburn.4:52 p.m.: Alabama starts at its own 12 after a block in the back on the ensuing kickoff return.4:49 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, AUBURN. Alabama bends but doesn’t break, forcing a field goal attempt. Anders Carlson knocks it dead-center from 43 yards to make it 10-10.4:44 p.m.: Nix scrambles for 14 yards out to the Alabama 24. The Tide will need to keep an eye on him moving forward.4:41 p.m.: Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow gets an 12-yard reception on third-and-10 out to Alabama’s 38, but is down after the tackle. Several key Auburn players are down with injuries at the moment.4:35 p.m.: Jennings very nearly intercepts a screen from Nix, but is down after falling down. Both the Tide and Tigers potentially down a big defender.4:34 p.m.: Auburn All-American Derrick Brown walking off the field with what looks like an injury. That could be dangerous for the Tigers if he doesn’t come back.4:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Harris gets his first touchdown of the day with a leaping 6-yard touchdown run to make it 10-7 Alabama.”Najee Harris does what Najee Harris does.” pic.twitter.com/coyn0kDKmm— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20194:26 p.m.: Alabama Wildcat specialist gets 2 yards on fourth-and-1 from Auburn’s 35. Alabama’s drive continues.First quarter: Auburn 7, Alabama 3(All times Eastern)4:20 p.m.: Another 14-yard gainer for Harris gets Alabama beyond midfield to Auburn’s 44. He also has 1,020 yards for the season with that carry.4:18 p.m.: Alabama’s back on offense, but it’s worth noting that Auburn’s speedy receiver Anthony Schwartz is heading to the locker room with an injury.4:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Three plays is all it takes for Auburn to get in the end zone. Nix takes it on the keeper to make it 7-3 Auburn.Nix for six. pic.twitter.com/IT7W5Ade5R— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20194:09 p.m.: Christian Tutt gets a 37-yard punt return to Alabama’s 32, but Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jenkins injures him on the tackle. Jenkins went low and seems to have hurt Tutt’s knee, though he walks off the field under his own power.4:06 p.m.: On the ensuing play, Auburn safety Smoke Monday sacks Jones for a loss of 8. Three plays later, and Alabama is forced to punt.4:05 p.m.: Mac Jones runs for a first down on third-and-10 ad runs headlong into defensive back Daniel Thomas and lineman Derrick Brown. No fear from him there.4 p.m.: Auburn goes three-and-out on its next series, and will punt from its 31.3:55 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, ALABAMA. Tide get points on their first drive after Auburn holds strong in their own red zone. Joseph Bulovas hits a 43-yard field goal to make it 3-0 Alabama.3:54 p.m.: A holding call undoes what would be a 37-yard touchdown connection between Jones and Henry Ruggs III. On the next play, Harris gets a first down on a long gainer, including an acrobatic leap at the end. He’s already over 51 yards rushing for the day.Najee Harris can pretty much jump over anyone at any given time. pic.twitter.com/J6k5Hirtj7— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20193:51 p.m.: Harris gets what looks like a 19-yard gain to get Alabama out to Auburn’s 37-yard line. He’s getting some nice big gains early.3:48 p.m.: Najee Harris gets two rushes to start the day, netting Alabama a first down. He’ll likely get lots of carries today.3:44 p.m.: The play stands as called on the field, though it did look like a catch. Nix’s pooch punt goes into the end zone and Alabama will take over at its 20. Time to see what Mac Jones can do for Alabama. 7:26 p.m.: Wow. Alabama’s defense held but the punt team gave Auburn a first down by putting 12 players on the field. Tigers take two knees and permanently end the Crimson Tide’s Playoff hopes in one of the wildest Iron Bowls in recent memory.7:21 p.m.: Turnover on downs, Alabama. Bulavos hooked it. It bounced off the left post and now Alabama needs a defensive stop to stay in the game.7:20 p.m.: Jones’ pass is batted back into his hands. He’s hit for a loss and Alabama will now attempt a game-tying field goal.7:17 p.m.: Alabama has it third-and-goal from Auburn’s 10 with 2:11 remaining. The Tide would definitely prefer a go-ahead touchdown as opposed to a field goal here, considering how Auburn has moved the ball. Speaking of which, the Tigers take a timeout.7:15 p.m.: Alabama has it first-and-goal from the 9 with the clock winding around 3:30.7:13 p.m.: Auburn sends the house, but Jones evades the rush and scrambles for an 18-yard gain and a first down. The Tide keep it moving to Auburn’s 19.7:10 p.m.: Alabama faces fourth-and-7 at Auburn’s 45. Might be too much distance for Alabama’s kicker, so it looks like the Tide will go for it with roughly five minutes remaining.7:07 p.m.: Jones hits Ruggs for a 28-yard gain out to Auburn’s 40. Defense is optional, it seems, for both teams.7:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Running back Shaun Shivers takes the end-around for a 10-yard score. Nix hits Shedrick Jackson on the 2-point attempt to make it 48-45 Auburn.“Shivers is in – TOOK SOMEBODY’S HELMET WITH HIM – touchdown Auburn!” pic.twitter.com/CdSpOqq1u3— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 1, 20197 p.m.: Nix gets another first down on the QB draw. Auburn’s now knocking inside Alabama’s 20.6:58 p.m.: Auburn gets its third first down on the ensuing drive to get inside Alabama’s 30-yard line.6:49 p.m.: Or not. TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Jones hits Waddle for another touchdown to make it 44-40 Alabama. The Crimson Tide attempt a 2-point attempt, but are called for false start. Bulavos hits the PAT to make it 45-40 Alabama.WADDLE.WADDLE.WADDLE.WADDLE.His FOURTH touchdown of the game. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/mypZCE3D43— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20196:48 p.m.: Harris gets another big gain. Alabama might try to ride him this quarter.6:47 p.m.: Jones hits Smith for a 14-yard gain on the en route. Alabama gets a fresh set of downs but Smith is a little gimpy after getting tackled.6:46 p.m.: Alabama tries for a flea-flicker on the first play of the fourth quarter, but it falls to the ground. Alabama facing third-and-5 from its 48.Third quarter: Auburn 40, Alabama 386:49 p.m.: Jones hits Ruggs for a 33-yard gain on the crossing route out to the 43-yard line. One play later, Harris and Auburn’s Thomas collide on a 5-yard gain for Alabama. Thomas is down, it seems, with a stinger.6:36 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, AUBURN. Carlson sneaks the 44-yard field goal inside the right goal post to go 4 for 4 on the day. He makes it 40-38 Auburn.6:34 p.m.: Williams is a little hot under the collar. He shoves McKinney after the play on an incomplete pass and costs the Tigers 15 yards. That’ll make it third-and-24 from Auburn’s 36.6:31 p.m.: Whitlow starts the drive with a 35-yard run up the gut to Alabama’s 22-yard line. He gets 1 yard on the ensuing run, but Alabama linebacker Christian Harris goes down on the play.6:30 p.m.: Auburn responds with a three-and-out of its own. The Tigers should have good field position after this punt.6:26 p.m.: Alabama’s defense gives up some yards on Auburn’s ensuing drive but holds on to force just the third Tigers punt on the day. The Crimson Tide will take over at their 10-yard line.6:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, ALABAMA. Jones hits Waddle in the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown, capping a five-play, 63-yard scoring drive. Another lead change as Alabama regains a 38-37 advantage.Jaylen Waddle cannot be stopped. His THIRD touchdown of the game. pic.twitter.com/PDjk7yJZRB— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20196:16 p.m.: Now Alabama is in the red zone. Jones hits wide-open DeVonta Smith across the middle, who is taken down at the Auburn 12.6:15 p.m.: Jones completes to Ruggs for a 24-yard gain, reaching the Auburn 38. Crimson Tide already striking again.6:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Jones’ pass to Harris is behind his target and picked off in the end zone. Zakoby McClain returns the interception 100 yards for the touchdown. Massive change in momentum. Auburn 37, Alabama 31.THE BACK-PICK SIX pic.twitter.com/QuwSnjS6ho— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 30, 20196:08 p.m.: Auburn is now called for a pass interference. Alabama with another first-and-goal opportunity.6:06 p.m.: Auburn is called for defensive holding and roughing the passer on a third-down incompletion, allowing Alabama to set things up with a first-and-goal at the 3.6:04 p.m.: Alabama has a first-and-goal after a successful screen pass to Harris that goes for 13 yards.6 p.m.: Harris picks up 12 on a third-down run to get Alabama close to midfield.5:55 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, AUBURN. Carlson drills a 43-yard attempt after the Tigers were unable to pick up a first down following Alabama’s offsides penalty. Alabama 31, Auburn 30.5:54 p.m.: Alabama is called for an offsides penalty on the attempt, giving Auburn a fresh set of downs at the Alabama 31.5:52 p.m.: Nix’s pass to Whitlow on third down went through Whitlow’s hands. Auburn will attempt a 55-yard field goal.5:50 p.m.: Jones is flushed out of the pocket and has to throw it away on third down. Crimson Tide to punt after the three-and-out.5:48 p.m.: Alabama will start the second half with the ball on its own 12.Halftime: Alabama 31, Auburn 275:31 p.m.: Halftime stats: (collegepressbox.com) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e2/9d/alabama-auburn-2019-final-stats_cfcqnir4yk6x1r1z9ckam9zxu.png?t=-1092576282&w=500&quality=80 For the first time in the College Football Playoff era, one of the final teams will not done crimson and white and hail from Tuscaloosa, Ala.That’s thanks to the orange-and-blue team from Auburn, which downed the fifth-ranked Tide in one of the wildest Iron Bowls in recent memory. 3:43 p.m.: Auburn is a reviewed play away from another long completion by Nix. Tigers will have a fresh set of downs just outside the Alabama 20-yard line if the play is reversed.3:40 p.m.: Auburn already across midfield with two completions of 13 and 20 yards from Bo Nix. Great start for the Tigers.3:28 p.m.: Regardless of your affiliation in this rivalry, this is undoubtedly one of the coolest traditions in college football. We’re nearly ready for kickoff.The eagle flies. pic.twitter.com/pFNdnhvaxn— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) November 30, 2019last_img read more

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FL lawmaker’s bill would remove religious exemptions make child vaccinations mandatory

first_imgA Broward County lawmaker has proposed a bill that would remove the option of religious exemptions from childhood vaccinations in Florida.Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, introduced the bill (SB 64), which would also create a panel to review certain medical exemptions from immunizations.The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health Policy, chaired by Sen. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart.Floridians opposed to mandatory childhood immunizations are already rallying against the bill.A petition aimed at stopping Book’s bill headlined “Severe Threat on Human Rights” was created on Change.org and has 3,767 signatures as of Tuesday, The Ledger reports.A spokesperson for Book said she is “concerned about the public health, tourism, and fiscal impact of a measles outbreak like those we’ve seen originate in California or New York.”The move has created controversy for Book who has reportedly received severe criticism on social media.“On her official Facebook page, one critic posted a doctored photo showing Book, who is jewish, with a Hitler mustache and wearing a Nazi uniform,” according to The Ledger.Book is standing by her proposed bill citing that she has met with religious officials who said “No modern-day religion discourages vaccination.”last_img read more

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Saul’s gift of opportunity knocks out Liverpool and makes Atlético dream of the Champions Quarters

first_imgAfter weeks and weeks of analysis and projections, Atlético de Madrid decided that it also had a voice and vote in the Champions League knockout round against Liverpool. And, on the grass, it turned out that the mattresses not only looked the fearsome champion in force, but also challenged him with a pulse and bent his arm. And suddenly, team of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone travels to Anfield with advantage. There is nothing decided (just take a look back at Turin a year ago), but the mood blow is incalculable in the Metropolitan.The one who came out in all the photos was an old acquaintance, Saul. The lucky relationship of the ‘8’ with the goals in the big events had a new episode against the ‘reds’, manipulated during much of the game by an Atlético who knew how to exploit his weaknesses and block all his abundant dangers. In a demonstration of character, enduring the sections of Liverpool’s insistence and very successful in the counterattack, the rojiblanco team took the first assault of the fight. If the locals dreamed of a perfect start to the game, their wishes would probably have been less ambitious than what reality gave them: with only five minutes left, Saul, the one on the big occasions, found the ball loose in the small area After a rejection. The ‘8’ just had to push her inside. The VAR confirmed that the goal was legal and that Liverpool had to row. Klopp cost them. Before an opponent spurred by a boiling Metropolitan, the English team was without ideas against the defensive approach of Atletico. With Alexander-Arnold and Robertson of extremes, the ‘reds’ could only stockpile vertical play, a facet that mattresses dominate. Salah, Firmino and Mané tried, unsuccessfully, to find space, to breathe between defenders.In fact, it was Atlético who created a greater danger. The cons, taking advantage of the speed of Correa and Lemar (the surprise of the eleven of the ‘Cholo’) carried greater poison than the static of the ‘Pool’. First, a Lodi center that Robertson cleared in the last breath leaving Koke on the point of goal. Then, a shot from Morata granted by Van Dijk after a bad clearance and stopped Alisson.Half an hour had passed when Liverpool surfaced. The warnings were from Henderson and Fabinho with two shots too high from the front. And the scare for Atlético was through Salah, after a rebound play by Firmino and Mané. received in the area on his profile good. A death sentence … stopped by Felipe’s body.At the exit of the locker room, Atlético was about to return to grace. It was in two consecutive cons in which he did not enjoy the clairvoyance necessary to close the pass behind Correa and Llorente. And Liverpool tried to shake off the pressure by attacking fiercely. Mané was no longer there, which seemed ‘touched’, and Origi did not improve the landscape too much. Salah resumed hostilities, but his header went slightly off. Atletico, somewhat gripped as the minutes ran, was losing strength up and Liverpool began to gain meters. The feeling of overwhelm was real, but the ‘reds’ were inaccurate with the ball, obfuscated in the last meters. His usual solution, the vertical game, was never the right one. In those, Morata was 2-0, but alone, he finished himself in a great pass from Lodi. The ‘9’, which had rival giant Van Dijk in the air game, would later be injured. Vitolo and Diego Costa entered, and Klopp also took Salah away, who didn’t take it too well. Later, the German would do the same with Henderson, injured minutes after brushing the goal in a good filtration behind Lodi’s back.Time passed and the locals, who did not see Oblak perform any miracles, began to take a breath. With Liverpool dumped with more heart than head, those of Simeone could scratch against one another, but the lack of ideas and oxygen weighed on the legs of the ‘Cholo’ troop, which had already done its thing. The next battle will be in Anfield. An even greater challenge that will take Atlético to the limit. Data sheet: Atlético de Madrid: Oblak, Lodi, Vrsaljko, Felipe, Savic, Saúl, Thomas, Koke, Lemar (Llorente 46 ‘), Correa (Diego Costa 77’) and Morata (Vitolo 70 ‘).Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Henderson (Milner 79 ‘), Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain 72’), Mané (Origi 46 ‘) and Firmino. Goals: 1-0 Saul (min 5)Referee: Szymon Marciniak, Polish. Yellow card with Mané, Joe Gomez and Correa Stadium: Metropolitan. 02/18/2020 – 22:53 | 23:28 – 02/18/20 Photo: EFE A goal of ‘8’ in the initial section gives victory to Simeone (1-0)The current champion was gray and without ideas in the MetropolitanAnfield, new challenge thinking about the history of Turinlast_img read more

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Fonseca: “If a match is postponed, all must be postponed”

first_imgThe Portuguese Paulo Fonseca, coach of Rome, expressed his respect and confidence in the Lega of the Serie A, which decided on Saturday to postpone five meetings of the twenty-sixth day, but considered that “if a match is postponed, all must be postponed” .The Lega of the Serie A communicated this Saturday, a few hours before the start of the day, that the Juventus Turin-Inter, Milan-Genoa, Parma-Spal, Sassuolo-Brescia and Udinese-Fiorentina matches will be played on May 13 because of the alarm for the coronavirus, which caused 21 deaths and more than 800 confirmed infected. “The authorities are trying to make the best possible decisions at this time. I trust the competent authorities. It’s a problem, but we must all think that the authorities are doing their best, “said Fonseca, in the press conference prior to the match against Roma against Cagliari, which will be played on Sunday.The commitment of Rome is one of the five that will be disputed, not being in areas considered “high risk” of contagion, next to Lazio-Bologna, Naples-Torino, this Saturday; Lecce-Atalanta, Sunday, and Sampdoria-Verona.“To have no doubts about sports regularity, I believe that if a game is played, then you have to play them all. Or if a game is postponed, you have to postpone them all,” said Fonseca, whose team will rival Sevilla in the eighths Final of the Europa League.last_img read more

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Sweet 16 for North Korea’s women at Asian Games

first_imgInternational sanctions imposed on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme continue to hamper financing for the country’s footballing ambitions, such as sending stars to top European clubs.And the team will miss out on next year’s World Cup in France after being narrowly edged out in early qualifying by neighbours South Korea — a country with which the North remains technically at war.‘Nervous’ lossEven so, the North’s women continue to leave their male counterparts in their wake.North Korea’s men’s team coach Ju Soyg Il apologised Friday for his “nervous” players after a heavy defeat to Iran left his side on the brink of an early exit from the same tournament.The 3-0 loss means the men’s team need a win in their final match to have a chance of avoiding group-stage elimination — just four years after they reached the final.“We have to find the reasons why we lost the matches. One reason is that many of the players may be nervous,” an ashen-faced Ju told reporters after the match.“The players were psychologically down.”Ju also blamed referee decisions for his team’s loss Friday — North Korea had a player sent off and conceded a penalty in a fiery second half — but pledged to “learn lessons” from the setbacks.It leaves North Korea’s men needing to beat Saudi Arabia and rely on results elsewhere to progress. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal OCA upholds China, Kazakhstan Asian Games weightlifting ban Unsurprisingly, the women’s team top their group — albeit on goal difference over China, who could only manage to overcome Hong Kong 7-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIEScenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments FILE – North Korean players celebrate their victory against Japan after their women’s football final at Munhak Stadium during the Asian Games in Incheon on October 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYOIt is a scoreline so audacious even Kim Jong Il would have blushed.North Korea’s women’s football team thrashed Tajikistan 16-0 at the Asian Games on Friday, a merciless demolition which saw three players score hat-tricks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Current leader Kim Jong Un appears to have taken particular interest in women’s football, reportedly visiting the team in training before the last Asian Games to offer “valuable instruction on how to win the gold medal”. They went on to win the tournament.The following year he hugged returning members of the victorious East Asian Cup campaign at Pyongyang airport, praising their “guerrilla-style” tactics and “indefatigable mental prowess”, according to state news agency KCNA.But things have not always been so straightforward for the North’s female footballers.They were banned from the 2015 Women’s World Cup after five players failed drugs tests at the previous edition in 2011.The team doctor at the time blamed the test results on a “Chinese remedy” made from musk deer glands to treat players who had been struck by lightning.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Unlike their former leader’s legendary first-ever round of golf — in which he claimed to hit 11 holes-in-one — the footballers’ achievement is recorded in the official record books of Asia’s regional Olympics.North Korea’s women, whose win equalled the tournament record, have long been elite-level international performers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pyongyang has invested in sporting success in recent times, opening an elite football academy for young boys and girls five years ago in the capital, as well as a top-class ski resort.But the women’s success has far outstripped their male counterparts, including three Asian Games gold medals, three Asian Cups and the last under-17 and under-20 World Cups.last_img read more