Jol desperate to retain Schwarzer

first_img Press Association He added: “So maybe we will put him on loan. Stockdale is already on loan; so I have a problem. We need one or two goalkeepers. Hopefully we can get competition for places because that’s the ideal.” Fulham’s priority, however, is to sign up Schwarzer on a new contract which Jol hopes will extend beyond the 2014 World Cup. Talks are currently in process and Jol said: “He (Schwarzer) can go on for the next one or two years but it’s not like he is 22 and has another 10 years left in him. But how old are goalkeepers? If you look for evidence of them being 44-45, I can’t see it. So 40 is quite remarkable. “They (Australia) will go to the World Cup and he wants to be there. He will be 42 and then he will come back to us hopefully.” Meanwhile, Jol has been boosted by captain Brede Hangeland signing a new two-year contract. The Norwegian central defender will have the task of nullifying the threat of former Fulham and England striker Bobby Zamora, who has been passed fit to face his old team-mates. Zamora left Craven Cottage for Loftus Road in January 2012 but Jol has few regrets at losing a player with a dubious fitness record. “Bobby wanted to move,” said Jol. “He felt he could help QPR. Hopefully, after our game, he will help them. If he is fit he can help any team because he is a good striker.” The form of the Australian veteran, who is set to go to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup with his country next year, is the reason David Stockdale is on loan at npower Championship side Hull and Jol accepts that he might have to let the 27-year-old go permanently. “David wants to be a number one,” said Jol, whose side take on relegation-threatened QPR on Monday night in a west London derby which has huge significance, in particular, for Harry Redknapp’s side. “I’m always looking for a good goalkeeper. I’ve got another good goalkeeper who’s 23, Neil Etheridge, and he’s very talented but he needs to play.” center_img Fulham manager Martin Jol insists goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer can keep going for at least another two years in the Barclays Premier League.last_img read more

Tigers roar to historic win over Sri Lanka 100th Test

first_img(REUTERS)-Bangladesh secured their maiden test win against Sri Lanka, and their second against a major test-playing nation in the last five months, with an eventful four-wicket victory on the final day of the second Test at the P Sara Oval on Sunday.Playing their 100th Test overall, the touring side chased down their target of 191 in the final session to level the two-match series at 1-1.Bangladesh had lost 15 Tests and drawn two of their previous 17 matches in the five-day format against Sri Lanka and Sunday’s victory is undoubtedly their best away from home after they beat England in Dhaka last October.The South Asian nation’s other Test successes have come against West Indies, whose glory days are long past and are no longer considered to be among Test cricket’s major players, and Zimbabwe.It was a great comeback for Bangladesh after they lost the opening Test at Galle by 259 runs to a side that blanked Australia 3-0 at home last year.“The way we are improving, down the line we will win some games,” Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was named player of the series, said.“We are having a very good time at home but it’s time for us to play outside (of Bangladesh) and play well. It’s a very good sign for our cricket that we are improving as a team.”Experienced opening batsman Tamim Iqbal anchored the chase with a stroke-filled 82 after home captain Rangana Herath had picked up two wickets in successive deliveries to reduce Bangladesh to 22-2.Tamim, who hit seven fours and a six, added 109 for the third wicket with Sabbir Rahman before the latter fell for 41.“I think this win started when we lost the match in Galle,” man of the match Tamim said. “We had a long chat with the coach, and the players stepped up.”Shakib, who set up the win with his 116 in the first innings, fell for 15 with Bangladesh still 29 runs away from a famous victory and there were more nervous moments awaiting the touring side.Mushfiqur Rahim was given out leg before but the Bangladesh captain managed to overturn the umpire’s decision on review with replays confirming the delivery was missing the stumps.Herath, celebrating his 39th birthday on Sunday, could not hold on to a return catch offered by Mosaddek Hossain, but later dismissed him for 13 with Bangladesh needing two for the win.“We are bitterly disappointed but it’s part of the game,” Herath said. “I think every single area, bowling, batting and fielding will need to improve.“But this is not the time to talk about it. We will have a discussion later with the coaches.”Mushfiqur remained unbeaten on 22 while Mehedi Hasan was not out on two after hitting the winning runs that sparked wild celebrations from the visiting team.SRI LANKA 1st innings 338 (D. Chandimal 138)Bangladesh 1st innings 467 (S. Al Hasan 116, M. Hossain 75, S. Sarkar 61, M. Rahim 52; R. Herath 4-82, L. Sandakan 4-140)Sri Lanka 2nd innings (Overnight: 268-8)D. Karunaratne c Sarkar b Al Hasan 126U. Tharanga b M. Hasan 26K. Mendis c Rahim b M. Rahman 36D. Chandimal c Rahim b M. Rahman 5A. Gunaratne lbw b Al Hasan 7D. de Silva c Rahim b M. Rahman 0N. Dickwella c Rahim b Al Hasan 5D. Perera run out (Roy, M. Hasan) 50R. Herath lbw b T. Islam 9S. Lakmal c Mosa. Hossain b Al Hasan 42L. Sandakan not out 0Extras (b-4 lb-8 w-1) 13Total (all out, 113.2 overs) 319Fall of wickets: 1-57 U. Tharanga,2-143 K. Mendis,3-165 D. Chandimal,4-176 A. Gunaratne,5-177 D. de Silva,6-190 N. Dickwella,7-217 D. Karunaratne,8-238 R. Herath,9-318 D. Perera,10-319 S. LakmalBowling: S. Roy 16 – 4 – 36 – 0(w-1),M. Hasan 24 – 0 – 71 – 1,M. Rahman 23 – 3 – 78 – 3,S. Al Hasan 36.2 – 9 – 74 – 4,Mosa. Hossain 3 – 0 – 10 – 0, T. Islam 11 – 1 – 38 – 1BANGLADESH 2nd innings (Target: 191 runs)T. Iqbal c Chandimal b D. Perera 82S. Sarkar c Tharanga b Herath 10I. Kayes c Gunaratne b Herath 0Sa. Rahman lbw b D. Perera 41S. Al Hasan b D. Perera 15M. Rahim not out 22Mosa. Hossain c Dickwella b Herath 13M. Hasan not out 2Extras (b-4 lb-1 w-1) 6Total (for 6 wickets, 57.5 overs) 191Fall of wickets: 1-22 S. Sarkar,2-22 I. Kayes,3-131 T. Iqbal,4-143 Sa. Rahman,5-162 S. Al Hasan,6-189 Mosa. HossainDid not bat: T. Islam, S. Roy, M. RahmanBowling:D. Perera 22 – 1 – 59 – 3, R. Herath 24.5 – 2 – 75 – 3,D. de Silva 2 – 0 – 7 – 0, L. Sandakan 6 – 1 – 34 – 0,S. Lakmal 2 – 0 – 7 – 0(w-1),A. Gunaratne 1 – 0 – 4 – 0last_img read more

CA and ACA agree A$500M pay deal to finally end dispute

first_img* Bruising dispute ends to ensure Bangladesh, Ashes tours go ahead* Players keep revenue share deal in blow for board* Players’ boss says relationship with board not yet fixedBy Ian RansomMELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) announced they had agreed a new pay deal “in principle” yesterday, finally ending an acrimonious dispute that threatened a tour of Bangladesh and this year’s Ashes series.The previous five-year collective bargaining agreement expired on June 30, which had left about 230 players effectively unemployed and forced the cancellation of Australia’s ‘A’ tour of South Africa.The immediate repercussions of the deal are that two Tests in Bangladesh will now go ahead in August and September with the Australia squad scheduled to gather in Darwin next week for a pre-tour camp.“In announcing this agreement we are restoring certainty, beginning to repair relationships, especially with the fans,” Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland told reporters.“We want the focus to be back on the cricket … I’m very confident by the time the first ball is bowled this summer all of this will be well and truly behind us.”Both the board and the players’ union were bruised in the tortuous 10-month negotiation but ultimately the deal represents an emphatic win for the players and a huge back-down by the board.Cricket Australia had tried to jettison a 20-year-old model under which players receive a fixed percentage of revenue, saying it was unfit for modern times and starving the grassroots of funding.The players, though, were adamant the arrangement should be retained and it survived in the “heads of agreement”, the deal put in place while the broader Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is hammered out over the next four to six weeks.A tired-looking Sutherland declined to say whether the deal was a win for the players, but insisted it was a win “for the game” that would allow greater investment in the grassroots.“It’s a very different revenue-share model to what was previously the case. It’s been modernised to allow the game more flexibility,” he said, seated next to union chief Alistair Nicholson at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.“Neither side has got everything we wanted out of these negotiations but they shouldn’t be approached with a winner-takes-all mindset. In that spirit, I think we’ve reached a good compromise.”GRIEVANCES AIREDNicholson said players would share up to 30 percent of agreed revenue consisting of 27.5 percent of forecast revenue streams and a 2.5 percent performance pool.“This is estimated to be up to A$500 million ($396 million) in the next five-year period,” he added, outlining the agreement.“A revenue-sharing model ensuring all players, male and female, are partners in the game of cricket.”The dispute overshadowed Australia’s home summer of cricket and grew increasingly bitter as both sides took to airing their grievances in public.The union refused to deal with CA’s lead negotiator and was angered when Sutherland warned players would be unemployed and unpaid without a new agreement on the table.Players subsequently boycotted the ‘A’ tour and warned the tours to Bangladesh, India and the Ashes series were under threat.Sutherland said both parties regretted that the dispute had become a turn-off for fans and Nicholson left little doubt there was still some bad blood between the players and the board.“I think that will take some time (to repair),” he said. “But that’s something we will now work through together and for the good of the game.”Australia vice-captain David Warner, a vocal proponent of the players’ position throughout the dispute, made clear his approval.“Great outcome to retain the revenue share for all players now and in the future while supporting the games grassroots,” he posted on Twitter.“Looking forward to getting back out on the park and doing what we love – playing cricket.”last_img read more

Glo Flies Four New Winners to Russia

first_imgTotal telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, has flown another batch of winners in its GO RUSSIA promo to Russia.The lucky subscribers, four in number, departed for Moscow on Saturday evening via an Emirates Airline flight from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.They are 40-year-old Chartered Accountant Nwarisi Nsirim Sonny from Eche LG, Rivers State, 43-year-old motor dealer, Mobolaji Bolaji David from Ilesha, Osun State, 40-year-old Abuja-based Customs Officer, Akano Isaac, and 25-year-old Ojulari Peter from Ilaje in Ondo State departed for Russia from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Saturday.Globacom announced at a ceremony held at its headquarters in Lagos to send off the winners that this brought the total number of subscribers who have benefited from the all-expense-paid trip to 21. The 22nd winner, Osagie Edwin Isibor, who emerged in batch two could not travel because of ill-health.The company urged the latest beneficiaries to project the image of the country positively in Russia. “We congratulate you on winning in the GO RUSSIA promo. Be good ambassadors of Nigeria in Russia, conduct yourself well and portray the country in good light all through your stay there” it advised.The winners expressed their joy, and said they were excited about the prospect of the trip. They also thanked Globacom for introducing the GO RUSSIA promo. Nwarisi Sonny said, “Globacom, una do well o! Keep it up, you have done very well. You have promised and you have delivered”. Another winner, Mobolaji David, who admitted initial doubts about the genuineness of the promo thanked Globacom for the rare privilege to visit Russia.Similarly, Ojulari Peter said, “Thank God, Thank Glo, the trip promises to be interesting as Russia is the destination for everyone at this time “.The telecom operator also received members of the third batch who arrived from Russia on Thursday. One of them, Oladele Oluseyi Adetokunbo, described his experience in Russia as “Amazing”. He said they were treated like kings and thanked Globacom for a wonderful time in Russia. “We thank Globacom for everything, it was simply a once-in-a-life-time experience, It was simply surreal!” he declared.Croatia Searching for Missing Puzzle Ahead of Clash with EnglandThey have experience, bags of talent and there is no questioning their fighting spirit, yet there is something still strangely lacking in the Croatia team which has reached the World Cup semifinals for the second time in their history.Croatia became only the second team to win successive penalty shootouts at the World Cup, following in the footsteps of Argentina in 1990, when they overcame Russia 4-3 on Saturday night to follow up their win over Denmark in the previous round.Neither of those overall performances, however, were worthy of potential World Cup winners, nor did they seem to do justice to the quality of Croatia’s line-up, which is one of the most gifted in Russia.Fourteen members of their squad are based in Europe’s top five leagues – England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France – including Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic at Real Madrid, Ivan Rakitic at Barcelona and Mario Mandzukic at Juventus.When Croatia stormed through the group stage with nine points from three games, they did indeed look like serious contenders. But the spark seems to have gone in knockout stages and instead they have had to rely more on resilience to get them through against less gifted opponents.Coach Zlatko Dalic certainly showed plenty of bold, attacking intentions against Russia.The gifted Modric and Rakitic were fielded in the centre of midfield, with no defensive cover, and there were two wingers in Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic and two centre forwards in Manduzkic and Andrej Kramaric. But it did not quite work out as planned.Croatia’s long periods of possession were largely unproductive, the final pass was invariably missing and they were surprised by Russia’s aggressive approach.“We were undermanned in midfield,” said Dalic. “We were left to only hit long balls. That’s not how Croatia play. That’s not our style.”Going to extra-time and penalties meant using up valuable reserves of energy that could potentially put them at a disadvantage in their semifinal on Wednesday when they face an England side who coasted to a 2-0 win over Sweden.“There were times when we lacked energy: 240 minutes of football in six days takes its toll on you,” said Modric who, like Mandzukic and Rakitic, is into his thirties. Dalic, however, said there was plenty left in the tank.“Of course there is some power left for the English – we will not stop, we will try to play our best game then,” he said.“We have two matches to play, we are very motivated, we will give our all.”And, if all else fails, Croatia can always go into a penalty shootout confident that they will come out as winners.“The match against Russia is yet another victory of our character. We have nerves of steel,” said Kramaric. “We showed how calm and self-confident we are. Perhaps the match was not the most beautiful, but it will be remembered.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

On The Beat 11/04/10

first_imgBeat writers Brett LoGiurato, Andrew L. John and Tony Olivero break down Syracuse’s next game against Louisville. Published on November 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Thurles RFC claim Munster Junior Plate

first_imgThurles have won the Munster Junior Plate with victory over Skibbereen this afternoon in Fermoy.The full-time score was 14 points to 5. Thurles had tries from Eoin O’ Dwyer and Nickie Irvin with conversions added by Aiden O’Dwyer. Clonmel took on Kinsale in the final of the Dave Dineen Cup in Midleton. That finished Clonmel 31 Kinsale 14.In the European Champions Cup semi-final between Toulon and Leinster it finished.Toulon 25-20 Leinster after extra time. Clermont and Toulon will meet in Champions Cup Final.last_img

Sports Game Changer? Google launches YouTube TV

first_img Related Articles Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Submit Share Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 YouTube the world’s most popular video streaming website, is set to launch its digital TV subscription service ‘YouTube TV’, initially offering US viewers access to 40 premium broadcast channels for $35 per month.Speaking to US media, Susan Wojcicki CEO of YouTube stated that its TV service would ‘lean heavily on sports content’ with viewers able to watch broadcasts of ‘pro and college football, basketball, baseball, plus other sports’.Bloomberg news reports that YouTube’s $35 package will include access to 10 sports channels including; the ESPN Network, ComCast, NBC Sports and FOX Sports TV. Due to complex Streaming and TV content policy, Google-owned YouTube will initially roll-out the service in ‘limited US markets’, where the company has the appropriate content rights.Reacting to the news of YouTube TV, a number of technology news sources have labelled the service as the potential ‘cable cutter’ which could be a ‘game-changer’ for viewership of sports and entertainment content.Technology commentators further point to YouTube’s popularity which cannot be matched by traditional TV broadcasters. This week Sundar Pichai CEO of Google detailed that YouTube outputs ‘one billion hours of content’ per day. YouTube management did not give any insight on its international ambitions for the TV service. However, a number of technology insiders have noted that Google could make a play for the Premier League multi-billion broadcast rights competing against Sky and BT Sports.last_img read more

William Hill launches Swedish property – WilliamHill.se

first_img Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Patrick Jonker – William HillFTSE250 betting group William Hill Plc has launched its Swedish market licensed online sportsbook property – WilliamHill.se.William Hill had confirmed in April that it would launch its Swedish sportsbook rebranding Redbet, the former sportsbook asset of MRG subsidiary Evoke Gaming.In its update, William Hill details that it has completed a major directive of its post €270 million MRG acquisition plan launching WilliamHill.se, which will be operated by its new Malta igaming division.As previously communicated, WilliamHill.se is powered by the Kambi sports betting platform, which will see the UK legacy bookmaker enter the Swedish market offering ‘Bet Builder functionalities’ and localised odds on Swedish sports including trotting, Swedish football and ice hockey as well as bandy, floorball and winter sports.Patrick Jonker, MD William Hill International, outlined the importance of the launch as William Hill seeks to establish its brand within the re-regulated and ultra-competitive Swedish marketplace“This is an important milestone in William Hill’s International journey,” he said. “Through fantastic teamwork between our teams in Malta, UK and Sweden we have released William Hill’s first new locally licensed offering since 2011.QWe are proud to offer our players a fantastic player experience with one of the strongest and most diverse Casino and Live Casino products in the market. Following this initial launch, we look forward to continue improving the product through additional features and functionalities over the coming months.” Share Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Ghana’s Skeleton Olympian Akwasi Frimpong captures first top 10 finish

first_imgGhana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, captured his first top 10 finish of the 2019/2020 skeleton season during the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation North American’s Cup skeleton races in Lake Placid, New York this week.Frimpong placed 11th, 10th and 13th, respectively, in three races out of 22 athletes.His best results of the season were good enough to beat athletes from USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg and New Zealand.Frimpong improved his sliding time by more than a second on the same track in Lake Placid, which is the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics.Frimpong is battling back from an achilles injury and is getting a feel for the sled again. He says it’s inspiring to see Ghana in the middle of the pack in international competitions. “We can do all if we work hard and put our minds to it,” he says.“The start times will come back and that can only help me get quicker overall in my sliding.”Frimpong competes again in Lake Placid in the Inter-Continental Cup races during the week of ”ªJanuary 23.”¬last_img read more

(Updated with stats) Wellington girls volleyball splits in McPherson: loses to host but beats Mulvane

first_imgMariah Moore 1 dig Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls volleyball team splits a double dual at McPherson Tuesday afternoon. The Crusaders lost to N0. 7 ranked McPherson, 25-10 25-12. They then would beat Mulvane 25-13, 25-19. The varsity is now 6-4 for the season.Wellington Volleyball Head Coach Alison Widen thoughts on the duals :Vs. McPherson: We didn’t play Wellington volleyball. We need to get more aggressive and competitive when we play tough teams like McPherson. I didn’t feel like we played as well as we could have. We still have a long way to go.Vs. Mulvane:   I don’t think we played the type of volleyball that Wellington can. I was happy we won in two, but not happy with our performance. The girls are so much better than what they showed tonight. I am looking forward to a hard week of practice and next Tuesday!Next up: Wellington travels to the Mulvane Triangular next Tuesday. Game time is at 5 p.m.Stats for the matches: Wellington vs. McPhersonperfect pass average is 3.0Abby Goodrum 4 kill .364 hitting percentage, avg pass  1.75, 5 digs Katie Ledbetter 1.90 pass 7 digs Erin Goodrum 1 kill .250 hitting percentage, avg pass 1.0, 2 digs, 6 assists Katie Ledbetter 1.85 pass 4 digs Shayland French 1 kill .75 pass 2 digs Mckenna Oathout 2 aces 2 kills 1.0 pass 9 assists 6 digs Siarah Walker 1 kill .200 hitting percentage .83 pass 1 dig Erin Goodrum 1 ace 1 kill .200 hitting percentage 1.75 pass 12 assists 2 digs McKenna Oathout 1 kill 1.40 pass 2 assist 3 digs Wellington vs Mulvane Shayland French 2 aces 1 kill 2 digs Keelie Cunningham 1 kill .333 hitting percentage 3.0 pass Mariah Moore 2 aces 4 kills .571 hitting percentage Abby Goodrum 11 kills .269 hitting percentage 1.67 pass 1 assist 9 digs Keelie Cunningham .33 pass 6 digs Siarah Walker 1 ace 5 kills .182 hitting percentage 1 stuff block 1 digFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more