Newton is back at the Bridge

first_imgEddie Newton has returned to Chelsea to work alongside interim boss Roberto Di Matteo.Newton, from East Acton, first joined the club at the age of 13 and made over 200 first-team appearances during his time as a player at Stamford Bridge.Like Di Matteo, he scored in the Blues’ FA Cup triumph against Middlesbrough at Wembley in 1997.AdChoices广告After injury ended his playing career, he was employed in a coaching role at Chelsea and went on to become Di Matteo’s right-hand man at MK Dons and West Brom.Steve Holland will remain as assistant first-team coach and Christophe Lollichon as goalkeeping coach.Fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha and opposition scout Daniel Sousa have both left the club in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking as manager.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Med-View/NUJ Media Games 2016 Begins

first_imgSpeaking at the event, Chairman of the Lagos NUJ, Deji Elumoye, thanked the management of the airline for keeping the sponsorship going and promised that they will not regret the relationship.The games which started yesterday is to end on Saturday at the same venue. Among the events the journalists are competing for honour include; athletics; table tennis; chess; draught; scrabble; ayo; tug-of-war, and football (five-a-side).Already 16 media houses have been drawn into four groups with only two teams to progress into the knockout stage.Defending champions, Lagos Information, The Nation; The Detective and Voice of Nigeria are in group A while The Sun; Vanguard’ The Champion and New Telegraph are in group B.In group C are Lagos Television; Correspondents; New Nigeria and Business Plus while group D has Daar Communications; Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria; Federal Information and The Source. All the indoor games started yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After several weeks of planning, the annual Med-View/NUJ Media Games started yesterday with the official ceremonial match past and football at the Legacy Pitch inside the National Stadium in Lagos.The annual event put together by Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists involves media practitioners in the state competing for honours for their respective organisations.Speaking during the press conference to herald the Games at the auditorium of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos Chapter, the Executive Director, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Naalah Isaq, said the management of the airline was pleased to sponsor the Games this year in spite of the economic recession in the country.He said: “Our relationship with the Lagos Council of the NUJ is a cordial one and we intend to keep the relationship, hence our decision to sponsor the Games for the third year running.“We’ve also resolved to continue with the sponsorship of the Games as long as the relationship keeps going,” he said.last_img read more

Victor Moses Scores as Fenerbahce Win Big in Season Opener

first_imgFenerbahce started their Turkish Super Lig campaign in style with a 5-0 rout of Gazisehir Gaziantep FK at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Monday evening.As for team news, Victor Moses was preferred ahead of summer signing Turuc in the right wing role while forgotten Super Eagles striker Olarenwaju Kayode was handed his Gazisehir Gaziantep FK debut by manager Sumudica.The former Nigeria international entered the pitch with cotton wool in his left ear.Moses put in an impressive performance with the Chelsea loanee opening the scoring from the penalty spot in the sixth minute. The Fenerbahce number 11 missed a glorious chance to double the lead in the 13th minute when he failed to covert a spot kick.The Yellow Canaries had established a three-goal lead by the 24th minute courtesy of goals from Vedat Muriqi and Emre Belozoglu, before Nabil Dirar made it 4-0 with Moses providing the assist for his goal in the 74th minute.Thirteen minutes from time, the Nigerian was replaced by Ferdi Kadioglu, who scored Fenerbahce’s last goal in the 88th minute.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Position change going more smoothly than Kinder expected

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 On Tuesday, John Kinder made a bit of a stir when he lined up at wide receiver, donning a green jersey. Shuffled down in the quarterback depth chart, he made the change.It’s no experiment, he said.“This is it. And make note mistakes about it,” he said, “I did this change to get on the field.”After almost one week, the transition has been even smoother than he could have imagined. He already knew the playbook, so that hasn’t been an issue, and he actually practiced a bit at wide receiver during his freshman season.That time, it was a foreign concept.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Kind of like learning Chinese,” he said.He had never played the position before, but now that he’s seen it played up close at the college level, it’s become easier.During his freshman year, though, it almost got him on the field. He said it wasn’t as a true wide receiver, but in some sort of package that could make use of his legs with the lingering threat of his arm. At that time, though, he said he wasn’t ready.“I feel like my time here, being that I’ve seen a lot of football, I’ve had the pleasure of watching guys like Marcus Sales and Alec Lemon do it, being in the film room,” Kinder said. “I feel like this time around I’m a lot more comfortable.”He’s primarily lined up in the slot during his brief time as a wideout. There, his thinner build, sufficient length and big hands could let him make plays underneath and in the middle of the field.Kinder will have one season of eligibility remaining after this season. Even if he doesn’t have an immediate effect, there could be some time in the future where he can, largely thanks to his work ethic.“He works harder than 90 percent of people out there,” quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said Saturday, “so getting him to a position where he probably has a more realistic chance of helping this ball club — that’s all he wants to do is help this team.”His familiarity with the rest of the wide receiver corps has helped, too. When he was calling the plays in the huddle, he was the one instructing his weapons.“Now they’re helping me out,” Kinder said.There haven’t been any bumps yet in terms of knowing the playbook. It’s now just about learning to excel at a position that he never has for an extended period of time.As a freshman, it was an experiment. Now it’s for real, and he has to learn what it takes to make a wide receiver great.Said Kinder: “It’s just a matter of coming into my own in terms of being a wide receiver and those little intricacies about the position.” Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse football preseason player file No. 3: Antwan Cordy

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse football training camp opens Saturday. The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, analyzed the top 10 preseason storylines and top 10 position battle heading into camp. Here are the final three of 10 player files in the series. Check out and follow along here to countdown to camp.Antwan CordyYear: JuniorPosition: Free safetyHt.: 5-8Wt.: 175Antwan Cordy was a standout in a Syracuse defense that struggled last season. He set an SU single-season record for a defensive back with 12 tackles for loss, finished second on the team with 68 tackles (50 solo) and caught two interceptions. Cordy also forced a fumble and recovered two.But when head coach Scott Shafer was fired, Cordy took to Twitter twice to voice his intentions to transfer from Syracuse. After he got to meet defensive backs coach Nick Monroe and the new coaching staff in December, though, Cordy changed his mind and decided to stay.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe junior is slotted to start at free safety in 2016 after starting at strong safety last season. At 5 feet 8 inches and 175 pounds, he’s below average in size for a Division I FBS safety, but the team referred to him as Giant under Shafer.“The little guy over here … has eight tackles, two (tackles for loss), a sack,” Shafer said after Cordy’s eight-tackle (2.5 for loss) performance against Louisiana State last season. “That’s a good job. I’m proud of you.”It’ll be up to Cordy to lead the charge in 2016 for a transitioning secondary that’s in need of a much improved year. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 1: Backup quarterbackSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 1: How Syracuse adapts to Dino Babers’ spread offenseSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 2: Defensive endSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 2: Who slots in at defensive end?Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 3: Michael Lasker vs. Cody Conwaycenter_img Published on August 5, 2016 at 9:19 am Contact Jon: | @jmettuslast_img read more

Copa Del Rey Watch: Madrid Survive Fuenlabrada Scare; Leganes And Malaga Experience Contrasting Fortunes

first_imgReal Madrid have qualified for the Round of 16 but they had to do it the hard way after the European champions suffered a scare against Segunda B side Fuenlabrada in their Spanish Copa Del Rey last 32 second leg clash.The visitors took a 1-0 first half lead courtesy Luis Milla’s strike to pull the aggregate score back to 2-1 as goals from Marco Asensio (penalty) and Lucas Vazquez (penalty) had earlier given Real Madrid a 2-0 lead in the first leg.Fuenlabrada held on till the 63rd minute before two Borja Mayoral goals in seven minutes gave a second string Madrid team a 2-1 lead on the night however the lowly team didn’t go down without a fight and they deservedly equalised through Portilla to earn a respectable 2-2 draw against their continental city rivals at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu on Tuesday and a 4-2 aggregate loss over two legs.The other two Spanish La Liga sides in action on Tuesday, Leganes and Malaga, experienced contrasting fortunes after respective aggregate scoreline against lower oppositions.Leganes defeated Real Valladolid 1-0 at home courtesy Tito’s 34th minute strike to secure a 3-1 aggregate win thereby qualifying for the Round of 16.Malaga, on the other hand, have been eliminated after they drew 1-1 with Numancia at home to fall to a 3-2 aggregate loss to their less fancied opponents.RelatedSpanish Copa Del Rey Latest: Vazquez Double Takes Madrid Into Quarters; Leganes And Alaves Are Also ThroughJanuary 11, 2018In “Europe”Lowly Leganes Stun Real Madrid Out Of Copa Del ReyJanuary 25, 2018In “Europe”Copa Del Rey Recap: Sevilla Beat Giantkillers Leganes To Book Final SpotFebruary 8, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Italian nightmare continues as MPs approve new turnover tax

first_img Share Related Articles Submit New ADM chief: Italy to keep strictest monitoring on gambling incumbents July 6, 2020 Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon To the dismay of licensed incumbents, Italy’s parliament has approved the introduction of an emergency ‘turnover tax’ on betting and virtual sports wagers.The publishing of last week’s state gazette confirmed that MPs had backed amendments introducing a new ‘temporary’ 0.5% turnover tax across all betting-related verticals – online, retail and virtual sports content.The turnover tax is introduced as a series of first measures forming the government’s ‘Revival Decree’, a mandate which seeks to raise funds supporting the post-coronavirus recovery of Italian business and society.First drafts saw Italian MPs call for a 0.75% betting turnover tax to be sanctioned securing funds for Italian sports and its associated development programmes.Settling on final amendments, the Italian government will establish a new 0.50% betting turnover tax, which will be ‘temporarily applied’ until 31 December 2021.The temporary tax charge will allow PM Giuseppe Conte to establish a new ‘sports relief fund’ which aims to raise €90m by 2021, directly financed by Italy’s licensed betting incumbents.Reacting to further tax burdens, betting leadership has questioned the logic of the Conte government’s action plan in taxing an industry that has been in full complete lockdown since March and faces a tough reopening of retail venues from 14 June.The dire consequences of lockdown saw Italian sports betting (retail and online) record a 72% revenue decrease during March and April, with new ADM Director-General Marcello Minenna emphasising that it would take ‘at least a year’ for the sector to recover.Applying its new temporary charge, Italy becomes one of  Europe’s highest-taxed regulated sports betting markets, in which incumbents already pay GGR betting duties of 20% for retail, 22% for virtual games and 24% for online betting.Retail betting trade body’s Acadi and Sistema Gioco warned the government against enforcing an unworkable tax framework which would impose a likely +30% GGR tax burden across its licensed verticals.Meanwhile, Moreno Marasco – Director of Italian online gambling trade association LOGiCO – stated that the government had ‘gifted the underworld’ with its new tax plan.Marasco underlined Italian betting’s disbelief that a turnover tax had been sanctioned to save Italian sports. As governing bodies had urged the government to follow European counterparts in establishing a ‘guaranteed loan framework’ to safeguard funding for Italian sports clubs.Revival Decree measures face their final readings by the Senate before being federally ratified. Betting leadership hangs on the hopes that the Senate will review amendments to enforce the turnover tax as a further GGR charge… slim pickings for an exhausted industry. Share Italian betting begs for mercy on final Revival Decree conditions June 18, 2020last_img read more

Luis Suarez inspires Barcelona to crushing Clasico win at Real Madrid

first_imgBarcelona pulled off a Clasico demolition of Real Madrid, extending their La Liga lead to six points and putting down a marker for the rest of the season.Lionel Messi started on the bench after much speculation about his recovery from injury, but ultimately the Catalans didn’t need the Argentine – as Andres Iniesta, Neymar and Luis Suarez in particular tore their greatest rivals to shreds.Rafael Benitez was already udder pressure prior to the match, with some fans unhappy with the defensive manner of his tactics, and this result will only serve to heighten scrutiny of the Real Madrid manager.Luis Enrique’s side, on the other hand, now hold a six-point lead at the top of La Liga, although they might rue the numerous opportunities they passed up to make their win a record Clasico result.Real Madrid were out-passed, out-played and out-fought by their Catalan counterparts, with the home crowd inside the Santiago Bernabeu jeering and booing their own players throughout. Benitez might not recover from this blow.  –This game was live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more

Memphis’ Penny Hardaway says his NBA background is creating ‘jealousy’ among other college coaches

first_imgHardaway responded Monday by saying he “was getting used to” being criticized.  “There’s a little jealousy from a lot of these coaches around the country,” Hardaway said, via The Memphis Commercial Appeal. “I do understand that because we are NBA players and didn’t have any experience as college coaches. So, we didn’t quote, unquote, ‘Pay our dues.’ So, these college coaches and their so-called boys in the media are going to always throw jabs at us.” Related News Hardaway’s staff includes 17-year NBA veteran Mike Miller and former Raptors coach Sam Mitchell. Hardaway said some might feel threatened if they have immediate success with the Tigers.”It’s going to look like an NBA guy came back with no experience and won,” Hardaway said. “So, of course.”Maybe they look at that as arrogance or cocky, or whatever. But I work hard, and I feel like I’ve been rewarded for working hard. I do know that there’s a target on my back and on this team.” Penny Hardaway thinks other college coaches are “a little bit” jealous of his staff’s NBA background.Hardaway, the four-time All-Star in his first season at the helm of Memphis, said he thought his team could play “with anybody in the country” after its win over UCF on Sunday. His comments prompted former Houston coach Tom Penders to say Hardaway put a “target on his own back.” Dewan Hernandez leaving Miami, turning pro after NCAA rulingcenter_img Memphis’ Penny Hardaway rips Tennessee coach Rick Barnes, calls his comments ‘low class’ Hardaway also exchanged words through the media with Tennessee’s Rick Barnes in mid-December. He said the Volunteers’ coach made some “low class” comments after they beat the Tigers.Memphis improved to 13-7 with the victory over UCF. It will travel to face Tulsa on Wednesday.last_img read more

Mortier Named Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Sebastian Mortier is the 2018 Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Tuesday with its all-academic teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Mortier was part of a Cardinals’ squad that claimed the 2018 Southland Conference regular-season championship, marking the first time in program and school history that UIW had won a Southland championship in any sport. The junior from Hanau, Germany, holds a 3.37 GPA studying biology. He earned all-conference first team accolades after a perfect 5-0 conference record in singles play at the No. 3 position. He was named Southland Player of the Week on April 17 after helping UIW clinch the No. 1 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament in its first season eligible since transitioning to Division I. He also kept a perfect record in doubles play during the conference season, combining with Southland Player of the Year, Gabriel Evans. 2018 Southland Men’s Tennis All-Academic TeamsStudent-Athlete of the Year: Sebastian Mortier, UIW Joey Vatanadilok* Sr. UIW San Antonio, Texas Kinesiology 3.14 Nicolas Kramer of New Orleans is the only other member on the all-academic first team with a 4.00 GPA, keeping the perfect average as a double major in accounting and finance. Lamar’s Sebastian Santibanez, a two-time all-academic selection, rounds out the top academic team. Nicolas Kramer2 Jr. New Orleans Munich, Germany Accounting/Finance 4.00 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Carlos Pedrosa and UIW’s Nedim Ahmic each garnered second team spots.The All-Academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection. Nominees who were also named to the All-Conference First Team or CoSIDA Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic. Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Hunter Holman Sr. Abilene Christian Dallas, Texas Accounting 3.51 Abilene Christian slotted five selections between the two all-academic teams. Henry Adams is a first-team selection while Brad Gleason, Cole Lawson, Jonathan Sheehy and Hunter Holman are each second team picks. Sebastian Mortier^*2 Jr. UIW Hanau, Germany Biology 3.37 Mortier’s teammate Joey Vatanadilok earned an automatic selection after being voted a Southland All-Conference First Team member and possessing a 3.14 GPA while majoring in kinesiology. Lamar’s Logan Powell is the lone player who is an automatic selection to the team for being selected to the CoSIDA Google Cloud All-District Team. Powell majored in psychology and kept a perfect 4.00 GPA. Logan Powell* Sr. Lamar Amarillo, Texas Psychology 4.00center_img Henry Adams Sr. Abilene Christian San Antonio, Texas Accounting 3.57 Second Team Nedim Ahmic So. UIW Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina Computer Information Systems 3.83 First Team Sebastian Santibanez2 Jr. Lamar Santiago, Chile Economics 3.65 Carlos Pedrosa2 So. A&M-Corpus Christi Sevilla, Spain Mechanical Engineering 3.81 Cole Lawson Jr. Abilene Christian Spring, Texas Nursing 3.70 Brad Gleason Sr. Abilene Christian Broken Arrow, Okla. Psychology 3.69 The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Jonathan Sheehy So. Abilene Christian Arlington, Texas Finance 3.00 ^Student-Athlete of the Year*-Automatic Selection2-Two-Time All-Academic Selectionlast_img read more