Baseball splits two games at Oregon State

first_imgThe USC baseball team split the first two games of their weekend series against the Oregon State Beavers, winning handily on Friday night but losing in walk-off fashion on Saturday afternoon.The Trojans (30-11, 11-6 Pac-12) benefitted from great starts in each game, as both Tyler Gilbert and Kyle Twomey turned in seven complete innings and allowed three runs or less in their respective starts.On Friday, USC backed Gilbert with an offensive outburst, defeating the Beavers 11-3 after falling behind to an early 1-0 deficit. After Oregon State got on the board with a solo home run in the bottom of the third, the Trojans responded quickly, putting up two runs in the top of the fourth with RBI singles from Timmy Robinson and Blake Lacey.They added two more in the top of the fifth against Beavers ace Andrew Moore, who entered the game with a sparkling 0.68 ERA in conference play. He proved to be only human against USC, however, as the Trojans tagged him with six runs on nine hits through only 6.1 innings of work.After chasing Moore from the game in the seventh, USC tacked on seven more runs in the seventh and eighth innings to bust the game wide open. Gilbert lasted until the bottom of the eighth for the Trojans, but the Beavers rallied for two runs in the inning to end his night.USC’s 11 runs on 13 hits were more than enough to give Gilbert and the Trojans the win in the first game of the series. This proved crucial on Saturday, as the Beavers showed exactly why it is so hard to play on their home field.In the second game of the series, the Trojans fell into an early hole, as starter Kyle Twomey yielded runs in the first and third innings. After the shaky start, Twomey settled in nicely, turning in seven innings of two-run ball on only four hits.The Trojans came back in the top of the sixth on four straight singles, including RBIs from Timmy Robinson and Dante Flores, but they were unable to break the tie, even with base runners in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.Relief pitcher Marc Huberman held the Beavers in check in the eighth inning of the 2-2 game, but Oregon State proved too much for the Trojan bullpen in the bottom of the ninth. After Huberman allowed a leadoff walk and a sacrafice bunt to move the runner to second, reliever Kyle Davis came in to try to send the game to extra innings.He was unable to do so, however, as Billy King singled through the right side to plate the winning run in walk-off fashion for the hometown Beavers, winning 3-2.This week, Trojans will host Cal State Fullerton at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday night, then travel to Salt Lake City for a three-game set this weekend against the University of Utah.last_img read more

Preview: St Michaels v Clonmel Celtic

first_imgThe Tipp Town club will be looking to retain the trophy before they take on Celtic again in the Tipperary Cup Final next weekend. Walsh says from a fans point of view for the league to be decided on the final day is the best possible outcome. Both managers spoke to TippFM during the week about today’s match-up. St Michaels manager Jason Purcell says it’s come down to the two best clubs in Tipperary.Meanwhile Clonmel Celtic manager Kenny O’Shea says victory over Two Mile Borris during the week was vital. Kick-off today is in Cooke Park at 6.30pm. Clonmel Celtic and St Michaels will battle it out for the South Tipp crown this evening in their final League fixture of 2015. St Michaels Captain James “Chalky” Walsh says it is great the TSDL has two strong teams competing not just in Tipp but on a national level. Going into the game both teams are level on 35 points a piece.last_img read more

Johnson helps Lightning beat Senators 5-3 for 6th straight

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Tyler Johnson scored with 1:30 left in regulation, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win. Carter Verhaeghe, Kevin Shattenkirk, Brayden Point and Alex Killorn also scored for Tampa Bay. Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots.Chris Tierney, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mark Borowiecki had goals for the Senators, and Craig Anderson finished with 23 saves. After Johnson’s tiebreaking goal, the final minute of play had the home fans on their feet as many believed the Senators had tied the score again, but the goal was called off because Colin White deliberately head-butted the puck past McElhinney.Killorn sealed the win with an empty-netter with 7 seconds remaining.Borowiecki beat McElhinney with a slap shot on his glove side to give the Senators a 3-2 lead with 9 seconds to go in a wild second period that followed a scoreless first.Point tied it at 8:37 of the third as he showed some patience to handcuff Borowiecki and fire a shot past Anderson.Tierney missed a great chance in the final minute of play in the first period but made up for it by scoring short-handed in the first minute of the second to open the scoring. On an odd-man rush, Tierney deflected a shot off Victor Hedman’s stick and in at 46 seconds. It was the Senators’ eighth short-handed goal of the season.The Lightning scored twice in 65 seconds to take the lead. First, Hedman found Verhaeghe in the slot and he buried the puck into an empty cage at 2:40. Then, just over a minute later, a trailing Shattenkirk picked up a loose puck and fired it past Anderson.Pageau matched his career-high with his 19th on a one-timer that beat McElhinney blocker side to tie it 2-2. It was also his first power-play goal of the season.NOTES: D Mike Reilly, acquired from Montreal on Thursday, made his debut for the Senators. … Ottawa’s Anthony Duclair is day-to-day after blocking a shot in Thursday’s game against Florida. … Scott Sabourin was a healthy scratch for the Senators as Mikkel Boedker entered the lineup for the first time since Nov. 25. … Ottawa lost for just the second time in 14 games when leading after two periods. … The Lightning won for just the fourth time in 13 games in which they trailed after two periods. … Tampa Bay has now allowed seven short-handed goals. … First Published: 5th January, 2020 11:08 IST Written By 8 months ago Venezuela’s Guaidó faces key test in leadership vote WE RECOMMEND 8 months ago Anil Kumble reveals his ‘golden’ moment in his 18-year long career FOLLOW US Last Updated: 5th January, 2020 11:08 IST Johnson Helps Lightning Beat Senators 5-3 For 6th Straight Tyler Johnson scored with 1:30 left in regulation, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Saturday night for their sixth straight win COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 8 months ago DID star Shruti Sinha’s most stylish looks you must check out 8 months ago Louisiana-Lafayette snaps 6-game streak, beats Troy 79-62last_img read more

Champions League quarter finals

first_imgThere are two more second leg games tonight.Barcelona will try to overturn a 3-0 deficit when they host Juventus while Monaco welcome Borussia Dortmund leading 3-2 from the first leg.Both matches kick off at 7.45 Meanwhile Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his foot.The German World Cup winner suffered the injury in extra time of their 4-2 defeat at Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.Bayern lost the tie 6-3 on aggregate. Photo © – pixabaylast_img

McClean faces a race to be fit

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay James McClean faces a race to be fit for Ireland’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia in early September.The winger suffered a bruised bone in his knee in West Brom’s pre-season friendly against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.The Baggies say he’ll mess their final pre-season games against Port Vale and Deportivo La Coruna and will be assessed again ahead of the start of the Premier League season.last_img

This Day in History: Haiti’s Prime Minister Appeals For Help to…

first_imgThis Day in History: Haiti’s Prime Minister Appeals For Help to End RevoltOn this day in Caribbean history, on February 17, 2004, Haitian Prime Minister, Yvon Neptune, made a plea for international to help end the violent uprising against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which killed at least 57 people.Neptune made his plea after former soldiers joined the rebellion, resulting in the burning of a police station, killing three police officials, freeing the imprisoned, and seizing Hinche, a city 70 miles northeast of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.Witnesses said Louis- Jodel Chamblain, a death-sentenced former soldier and leader of paramilitary group FRAPH, led the rebellion. FRAPH maimed and killed hundreds of Aristude supporters during the military dictatorship between 1991-1994.This Day in History: The 1991 coup d’etat in Haiti took placeColin L. Powell, Secretary of State during that time, told CNN reporters there needs to be a “political solution” and only then would nations offer police presence.United States in the past has staged three military interventions to the island nation.Dominique de Villepin, then French Foreign Minister, called a meeting to discuss the risks of sending peacekeepers to the former French Colony, which was home to 2,000 French citizens at the time.Ron Redmond, then spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said representatives were meeting with U.S. and Caribbean officials to discuss how to handle the Haitian rebellion.last_img read more

CAS dismiss KS Skënderbeu’s appeal

first_img English football suspension extended until 30 April  March 19, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 A decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal made by KS Skënderbeu of the Albanian Superliga.The dismissal comes after the football club disputed accusations of match fixing, however UEFA has now been cleared to implement its sanctions on the Albanian outfit.A statement released by CAS confirmed the decision: “On the basis of the evidence available, the CAS Panel found to its comfortable satisfaction that KS Skënderbeu was responsible for match-fixing activities and concluded that the sanctions imposed in the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) decision were proportionate and justified. Accordingly, it dismissed the appeal and confirmed the Challenged Decision.”As a result, KS Skënderbeu will serve a ten year suspension from all UEFA club competitions.Ardjan Takaj, current club president, defended himself and the club, stating: “I have never been involved, directly or indirectly, in any activities aiming to manipulate the outcome of the match, neither [have] persons related to me. A 10-year sentence is in practice a capital punishment.”Prior to UEFA’s involvement, the Albanian Football Association had already stripped the club of their 2015/16 league title and deducted 12 points in 2016/17 due to match fixing at a national level.The decision has further confirmed the reliability of UEFA’s betting fraud detection system (BFDS) in identifying abnormal betting patterns on matches played by clubs at European and domestic levels.As well as a ban across UEFA competitions, KS Skënderbeu has also been demanded to pay a €1m fine. Share UEFA plans ‘Lisbon Final Eight’ to conclude 2019/2020 Champions League  June 16, 2020last_img read more

Betgenius – Euro 2020: Agile trading approach holds key to live betting growth this summer

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Share Related Articles 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Share Dmitri Agapov Head of Trading at Betgenius looks ahead to the battle for in-play engagement and outlines why control of technology will be vital in achieving success…________________________How can we win market share this summer? That’s a question that traders and marketers at sportsbooks across Europe will be asking themselves ahead of the 2020 UEFA European Championship.Starting 12 June, blanket TV coverage and digital content will ensure fan engagement is sky-high and for sportsbooks, capitalising on this wave of excitement, retaining the attention of customers and maximising turnover, is the name of the game. The quality of your in-play experience will be a huge factor in whether the summer provides a long-term boost to your bottom line. During a tournament at which hardly any games are concurrent, attention to detail around the live betting experience is absolutely vital.Price differentiation has historically been a key pre-match football battleground but its importance in in-play is also on the rise. Creating a stand-out offering – such as the right range of markets, high market uptime and competitive pricing – is only possible if you are in control of your trading strategy, your margin and your market suspensions.Following the ActionWhen it comes to tapping into live football engagement through trading, few have nailed it as well as Sky Bet. Linked closely to live game state, its Price Boosts have carved significant in-play football market share and built a loyal base of recreational customers.But while contextually cutting live margin is standard practice for many of the leading operators, for many, the opportunity remains untapped.So how can it be done? First of all, sportsbooks must identify which markets and fixtures they should focus on and prepare how to weight changes so that prices catch the eye but vulnerabilities and edges don’t emerge.As a general rule, cutting margin for popular local selections with a high-margin already built-in, like player goalscorers in games involving the home nation or between ‘elite’ nations – when they are relevant to the tournament narrative – is most effective. By enhancing the local nation’s striker to score the opener after a man-of-the-match performance in the previous game, for example, product stickiness and bet placement is enhanced.This is a great example of why flexible trading that allows for nimble thinking and tailored pricing is extremely valuable.Minimising Friction But while price enhancements are great for catching the eye, holding attention and building out brand reputation, they must be backed up by a strong core live offering first-and-foremost. During a major tournament with 51 matches, sportsbooks won’t get a second chance to get it right.When it comes to in-play, just a few seconds of unnecessary downtime is enough time for customers to switch app, deposit and place a bet. As a result, we’re seeing traders across the industry increasingly adopt highly aggressive live suspension strategies to avoid providing a disrupted experience.A hot trend in this sense is reconfiguring prices instantly when a penalty, card or corner is awarded, without suspending. So far this football season, these capabilities have enabled our partners to keep cash out and headline markets open for nearly 100% of event lifetime – allowing punters betting opportunities and ways out with every twist-and-turn.Euro 2020 is set to be the highest turnover betting event of the year and represents a month-long opportunity to engage valuable customers. The potential rewards are clear. By delivering a quality in-play betting product that feels intrinsically tied to the live-action, sportsbooks can have another bumper summer.____________________Dmitri Agapov Head of Trading Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020last_img read more

Cone assures Devance won’t leave Ginebra

first_img“Nobody’s going to want a 35-year-old basketball player, I don’t think any team is really interested.”Ginebra only has one player in its injury list and that is Art Dela Cruz with DeVance technically a free agent, but no team can just simply take Devance from Ginebra without both the team and the player agreeing on a move.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone said Joe Devance isn’t going anywhere.Devance is out of Ginebra’s lineup for the time being due to injury, but Cone assured the versatile forward will stay with the team no matter what happens.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img “Joe has no reason to go, we know that, and we don’t feel he’s going to go,” said Cone after Ginebra’s 104-97 win over Globalport Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We talked to him, we’re not looking to cut him.”Speculations of Devance leaving Ginebra instantly came up when Phoenix head coach Louie Alas said that his team is on the hunt for a big man and Devance’s name came up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDevance, however, said he doesn’t know anything of what Alas even said but remarked that they shared history when they were with Toyota in the Philippine Basketball League.“Coach Louie is a great coach, I thrived under him in the PBL, Toyota Otis, and I’m still friends with the Toyota group,” said Devance. “Coach Tim and I spoke, everything’s okay with the understanding that we have.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lack of experience, chemistry doomed GlobalPort in loss to Gins, says Anthony Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance

first_imgSEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Doubters pushed world champ Biado to Athlete of the Year level Ancajas still holds the former no.1 pound-for-pound fighter in high regard in putting the 115-lb division into the consciousness of the boxing world.And if given a chance, the IBF World super flyweight champion would like to take on the former WBC title-holder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The 115-lb fighters have really put on great shows in the past years and the one who really carried the division was Chocolatito especially in his fights against [Carlos] Cuadras and [Srisaket] Sor Rungvisai,” said Ancajas in Filipino Tuesday in the PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel. Gonzalez has fallen off the ladder after he lost two straight against Sor Rungvisai that ended his 46-fight winning streak.“If I’m given a chance, I’d like to fight Chocolatito, but as of now I’m focused on my title defense and the other champions.”Ancajas (29-1-1) said he could fight as early as April and he would put his IBF strap on the line against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan (14-3).“There’s no final decision yet, but I’m expecting Sultan,” said Ancajas who was given one of the three Athlete of the Year awards.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Roman Gonzalez has been knocked off his post as the top super flyweight in the world, but that doesn’t stop reigning IBF champion from wanting to take a shot against Chocolatito.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more