Lee and Watson join Saints

first_imgSouthampton have announced the appointment of former Liverpool midfielder Sammy Lee as first team assistant coach and the arrival of Dave Watson to head up the goalkeeping department. The pair will work in the Saints’ new management structure following the appointment of new boss Ronald Koeman, who will be supported by brother Erwin Koeman and Dutch fitness coach Jan Kluitenberg. Meanwhile, Martin Hunter has been appointed as technical director after spending four years in charge of the development squad. Press Association Lee had been set to leave his post at Bolton’s academy and work as number two under new Brighton manager Sami Hyypia, the former Reds defender. However, the 55-year-old opted to take up the offer from St Mary’s instead. Watson, meanwhile, heads to Southampton after leaving relegated Norwich, where he worked with England goalkeeper John Ruddy. He was also part of Roy Hodgson’s backroom staff with the national team. Saints are looking to move the club on following the departure of former manager Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham, while Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw have also left St Mary’s. Despite the summer upheaval, Southampton executive director Les Reed is confident the club can progress again next season, having finished eighth in the Barclays Premier League last season. “I am extremely happy that we have been able to appoint three highly-respected and talented coaches to these important positions in our coaching structure,” said the former Charlton boss. “Sammy has a wealth of experience from his time with Liverpool and Bolton, as well as from his long association with the England team. “He will work closely with Ronald, Erwin and Jan, and will play a big part in the day-to-day coaching of the first team. “Despite his relatively young age, Dave has already built up an impressive CV and is regarded as one of the most talented goalkeeping coaches in Europe, and has only just returned from the World Cup finals. “That we have been able to attract Sammy and Dave to Southampton is testament to our ambition to continue growing as a club, and shows our commitment to develop talented footballers at all age levels.” Lee, meanwhile, feels he has plenty to offer the new Saints manager. “I was thrilled to be offered the job at Brighton and I was excited at the prospect of working with Sami Hyypia again, but, totally unexpectedly, I have been given an opportunity to work in the Premier League,” Lee told seagulls.co.uk. “I fully appreciate that this is not an ideal set of circumstances and I am very sorry for the inconvenience and any embarrassment my change of mind, after the announcement was made, has caused. “However, at this stage of my coaching career, the opportunity to work again at the very top level of English football was not something I felt I could turn down. “I hope everyone at Brighton can understand the difficult predicament I found myself in and why I made this decision.” last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press —San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler knelt during the national anthem along with several of his players before first pitch of an exhibition game against the Athletics in Oakland. Right fielder Jaylin Davis and first base coach Antoan Richardson also took a knee, with shortstop Brandon Crawford standing between them with a hand on each of their shoulders. Davis held his right hand over his heart and Richardson clasped his hands in front of him.— The Atlanta Braves have removed a “Chop On” sign that sat near an entrance to Truist Park as the team considers its stance on fans’ tomahawk chop chant. The removal of the wooden sign came as the team changed its slogan from “Chop On” to “For The A” for the 2020 season. —The Kansas City Royals have placed right-hander Jakob Junis on the injured list to allow him to continue preparing for the season. He missed the first part of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. The Royals said he was cleared about a week ago to return to baseball activities. Junis went 9-14 with a 5.24 ERA in 31 starts last season.—Major League Baseball has doubled the isolated camera angles available for video review from 12 to 24 and arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms. The time each manager has to decide whether to challenge an umpire’s call has been cut from 30 seconds to 20. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed regular season. The Washington Nationals announced Fauci accepted the team’s invitation to have the pregame honor Thursday. He is a self-described fan of the reigning World Series champions. The Nationals host the New York Yankees to open the season nearly four months after it originally was scheduled to begin. —New York Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux has been suspended by the NHL for the first two games of the team’s preliminary-round series against Carolina because of an illegal check that injured Colorado forward Joonas Donskoi in March. The NHL waited until return to play guidelines were in place before making a ruling. The suspension means Lemieux will miss the first two games of the Rangers’ best-of-five series against Carolina, which opens in Toronto on August 1. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-TESTING POLICY NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeksUNDATED (AP) — NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing protocols. The new policy was approved by the NFL and the players’ union. Blue Jays talk to other teams about sharing ballparkTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about sharing a major league ballpark this season after Canada’s government barred them from playing in their home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pirates President Travis Williams confirmed the talks and sounded ready to welcome the Blue Jays. Williams calls it a challenge but says if the Pirates are able to safely accommodate the Blue Jays, it will bring international attention to Pittsburgh. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says the team is focused on getting into a major league facility and has more than five backup plans.In other MLB news: KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs began the intake process for first-year players Monday after the NFL gave them the go-ahead along with the Houston Texans, their opponent in the season opener Sept. 10. But it could be quite a while before they get on the field for training camp. All players must test negative twice before they are admitted to the facility, then they will spend a couple of days doing the more routine physicals and getting their equipment sorted out. Veterans are due July 28, and coach Andy Reid said it could be 10 days after that before full practices begin.NFL-JETS-GIANTS-FANSNo fans at Jets or Giants games July 21, 2020center_img EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and have separate training facilities in the state, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people.The Jets and Giants say the decision to not have fans – at least for now – was reached after discussions with Murphy, with the health and safety of fans, players and staff being considered.The teams also announced that “out of an abundance of caution,” fans will not be able to attend training camp practices this summer.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYS — Major League Baseball is adding on-field advertising this season, both real and virtual. Allowed locations include the back of the pitcher’s mound, behind home plate, on tarps in the stands and in the grass in foul territory down the first-base lines. Teams have the choice whether to make the ads real or project them virtually during telecasts. In addition, physical ads can be put on the on-deck circle. — Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder strain. He planned to travel to Los Angeles to be examined. The injury also bothered him during spring training. Right-hander Daniel Mengden will move into the rotation in Puk’s place. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLTwo players test positive during early days of training campUNDATED (AP) — The NHL says only two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp last week. Update on the latest sports The league, in consultation with its players, is not revealing the identity of players who test positive, or their teams. The two players who tested positive are self-isolating per national and local health protocols.A total of 2,618 tests of more than 800 players from July 13-17 were done by the league. Training camps opened July 13, with 24 teams preparing to compete in an expanded playoff format in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Aug. 1.Teams are scheduled to travel to both hub cities on Sunday.The NHL reported it had 33 players test positive during the period after the league paused its season in March to the start of camps.In other NHL news: Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL chief medical officer, said more than one negative test is required before players initially enter the building to begin physical exams or any form of team activity. After two weeks of daily testing, if the rate of those positive tests falls below 5% among players and Tier I and Tier II individuals, as described in previously NFL protocols, testing would go to every other day. If the rate of positive tests doesn’t fall below that threshold, daily testing would continue until it drops.The new protocols were announced as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday. 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Guyana ‘hammer’ Bahamas 5-1 for first win at CONCACAF U-15 Championship

first_imgAFTER going down to Nicaragua (3-0) in their opening game, Guyana bounced back to hammer the Bahamas 5-1 yesterday when action in the CONCACAF U-15 Championship continued at the IMG Academy in Florida, USA.Antwone Vasconcellos put the Guyanese side in the lead just seven minutes into the day’s contest but one minute later Jordin Wilson equalised for the Bahamians.However, Guyana regained control through Brandon Solomon in the 12th minute, while Colin Henriques (20th) and Kevin Mullin (42nd) made it 4-1 at the halfway mark.Daniel Lowe, who came in as substitute, made it 5-1 with his strike from the penalty spot in the 51st minute.Guyana will play their final Group F game tomorrow against Cayman Islands.last_img

On The Beat 03/04/11: DePaul pregame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img The Daily Orange basketball beat writers Brett LoGiurato, Tony Olivero and Andrew John talk on Syracuse’s last regular season game against DePaul. The Orange is going up against the Big East bottom-feeder on Saturday at The Carrier Dome.last_img

USG plans to increase publicity

first_imgNew Undergraduate Student Government officers said they plan to achieve goals — ranging from increased sustainability to better utilizing the Ronald Tutor Campus Center — by increasing communication and building upon achievements from the past administration.Over the summer, USG representatives said they plan to solidify their goals and conduct research to ease the pressure when officers return in the fall, USG President Mikey Geragos said. Geragos, USG Vice President Vinnie Prasad and the USG Senate were sworn into office April 3.“We’ve finalized the team and the budget,” Geragos said. “Now it’s less administrative processes and down to work.”One priority for Geragos’ administration is to continue the previous administration’s advocacy for increased Campus Center use.“What [former USG President] Monish Tyagi set out [to] improve at the Campus Center, he accomplished,” Geragos said. “He helped advocate for longer hours and really drove students to use it.”Geragos and Prasad, however, said that USG is still “getting there,” in terms of developing all that the Campus Center can offer.“We want to increase the hours even more and, with that, increase student usage,” Prasad said.Though catering to the concerns and well-being of students is an important goal for USG, many students said the organization seems inaccessible to the general student body.“When students have a problem or wish they could change something, it seems like they’re often at a loss about who to get in contact with to change it,” Residential Senator Emma Katz said. “They end up just talking among themselves or making a meme about it.”Prasad said disjointed communication is what the USG Senate hopes to mitigate in the upcoming year by making themselves more accessible to students and truly giving a voice to the student body.“The [senators] are the ones that represent the student voice, figuring out what it is they want and bringing that back to [the president and vice president],” Prasad said.USG recognizes the need for student input on issues relevant to campus life, such as sustainability.“We want to make sure that [students are] being heard when it comes to redevelopment of [EVK Restaurant and Grill] and Café 84,” Geragos said. “We also want to create a full-time director position on sustainability. We want students to be heard as well, not just administrators.”Geragos and Prasad said they proposed creating a Green Fund. The fund, a pool of about $3 per student, would sponsor sustainability projects on campus.Many students said they felt that a Green Fund could be a promising way to tackle sustainability.“That’s a great way of having a sustainable campus,” said Shraddha Chaugule, a doctoral student studying pharmaceutical economics and policy. “That’s not a big amount from every person, put pooled, its really considerable.”In addition to campus development and administrative concerns, Geragos and Prasad said they also recognize the importance of school spirit and attendance at student events.Some students said they were disappointed that only a small number of students attended the musical performances organized by Program Board, which is overseen by USG, during the 2011-2012 school year. Cobra Starship, Macklemore and Wolfgang Gartner were among the performers brought to campus by Program Board.William Herron, an undeclared freshman, was impressed with the performers but wished the events had been better publicized.“[USG] should increase promotion for these events,” Herron said. “They got pretty big names, but all I really saw was one Facebook page about it. There was nothing else really promoting it.”Geragos said he is committed to improving publicity.“There is a big emphasis [on] the best talent for any and all events we put on,” Geragos said. “It’s really important to me.”last_img read more

Syracuse football game day: Everything to know about the matchup with Notre Dame

first_imgSyracuse (2-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) is playing in its final game at MetLife Stadium in the foreseeable future when it takes on Notre Dame (1-3) in East Rutherford, New Jersey at noon on Saturday. The Orange is coming off a win at Connecticut last week and the Fighting Irish, which were ranked in the Top 10 this preseason, are coming off a loss to Duke that spurred the firing of their defensive coordinator.Here’s everything you need to know for game day.How can you watch the game? On ESPN or via Watch ESPN online.Who’s hurt? Syracuse played against Connecticut without seven of its starters. Dino Babers has given no updates on whether or not the tattered squad will get any of those players pack. He also wouldn’t elaborate on the hand injury Eric Dungey appeared to suffer against UConn, but it didn’t seem serious.What is Dino Babers saying before this game? Dino Babers called Notre Dame an angry, wounded mama bear. He thinks there’s no real way to prepare, considering the coaching change. See all Babers had to say at his press conference earlier this week and on the ACC coaches teleconference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhat is Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly saying before this game? Kelly said the new defense will be more of his style and that he did the preparations for the game. He said the coaching change had to happen and personnel change is coming in the game. See what else he had to say on the ACC coaches teleconference.What should you know about Notre dame? Everything you need to know can be found here.What do our beat writers think will happen tonight? Find out here in our beat writer predictions.Anything else you should know? Both teams are in an odd spot with UND having the challenge to prepare for SU’s offense without its former defensive coordinator and SU not knowing what defense to prepare for.Return specialist Sean Riley had a shaky game against the Huskies, but he’s eager for his first score.Scott Schwedes, who held the Orange record for receiving yards in a game until Amba Etta-Tawo broke it last game, is still around and living in Fayetteville, New York. He was folding laundry when Etta-Tawo snapped the record. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 1, 2016 at 8:50 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

Waterford golfer best of the Irish at BMW International Open

first_imgKevin Phelan leads the Irish challenge heading into day two of the BMW International Open.Phelan will tee-off this morning on 4-under par after yesterday’s round of 68, which leaves him three shots off the pace.Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington is also in contention at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut after a 66 overnight that leaves him four off the lead on 4-under par.last_img

#bofcon2017 – New innovation and the impact of automation on trading

first_img Paolo Personeni, Managing Director of Managed Trading Services at Betradar, has predicted that “voice activated sports betting is around the corner”.Speaking at Betting on Football 2017, Personeni was part of a panel discussing the evolution of the trading floor, the increased use of algorithms to define odds and the presence of more data which “means automation will become generally more accurate and attuned”.Personeni expressed doubt over the notion that traders may become extinct within the next few years, by suggesting they would just be “applied in different areas”.GVC Holdings, Group Trading & B2B Director Jim Humberstone said that there has been a “gradual change in the role of the trader over the last few years”, and that more automation on the trading floor has dictated that he is now hiring more customer risk profilers than traders.Humberstone also cited the outright market in football betting as “completely inefficient” and an example of a “follow the market mentality” within the industry.Meanwhile, Danske Spil Head of Sportsbook Jens Nielsen defined his company’s pyramid approach of using automated models to put the foundation of its operations in place, while retaining the ability to be flexible around local sports, a point of difference for the state-owned operator.Nielsen also stressed the risk involved with “trusting the biggest market line without your own opinion”, and the need to follow mathematical models meticulously to check for leaks, particularly in niche areas such as Esports.Finally, Gaming Innovation Group Managing Director Christopher Langeland attracted a few closing questions from the audience after claiming that the “Asian sports betting market is getting smaller”.The session, which formed a key part of the second day Trading & Operations Track at #bofcon2017, was moderated by Betsson Co-Founder and Oddslife Advisor Chris Duncan. Danish FA backs Danske Spil’s Safe Play campaign August 24, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

2nd Annual Pet And Food Supply Drive

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAmeriGas lended a helping hand to the Huron Humane Society as they hosted their 2nd Annual Pet and Food Supply Drive.The event took place at the local Tractor Supply where dozens of people from the community stopped in to make donations.They were able to donate pet food, cleaning supplies, and even make monetary donations.“Food, cat litter, any kind of supplies that the shelters may need- and then we try to assist them with adoptions as well,” said Cindy Walker, AmeriGas District Manager.“As I said this is our second annual so we’re very excited,” said Walker.Not only were members of the community able to make a donation, but they could also adopt a pet on the spot!“Today we have three dogs and three cats now, but yes you can come in and fill out the application and you can actually adopt a pet today- which is that’s the ultimate goal to get these pets forever homes,” said Walker.To make a donation or adopt a pet, visit the Huron Humane Society or call 989–356–4794. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Jail Responsible For Inmate’s SurgeryNext Besser Museum Celebrates International Dark Sky Weeklast_img read more

Lakers’ loss highlights Jeanie Buss’ concern about lack of All-Stars

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS>> The unanswered question explained why Lakers’ Jeanie Buss felt uneasy despite making sweeping changes to the front office.“Next season, Los Angeles is hosting the NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center and I’m concerned we won’t have an All-Star on the team,” Buss said on a recent podcast with Forbes Sports Money. “That would break my heart.”The Lakers’ 119-104 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday at Target Center highlighted why Coach Luke Walton and others in the organization are uncertain of whether the existing roster has a player who can reach those heights by next season.The Lakers (21-54) will miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. Perhaps they will acquire an All-Star through free agency or in the NBA draft – they have a 55.8 percent chance of retaining their top-three pick. Could an All-Star emerge from the existing roster? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I’d never rule it out. I don’t know where I’d put the odds on it,” Walton said. “But we’re working a summer program for our guys. We expect them to get much better.”While Walton wants his players “to get better at basketball” and “to get stronger,” the Lakers’ season-long inconsistency presumably has given Walton a long laundry list of issues to address.“That’s not my main goal, playing to be an All-Star,” Russell said. “When I’m off the court and thinking about it, I think about it. But when I get on the court, I’m not thinking, ‘Play like an All-Star.’ ”Whatever the case, the Lakers hardly looked like All-Stars against Minnesota (29-41) less than a week after beating the Timberwolves. That night, the Lakers partly fed off the energy sparked from Shaquille O’Neal’s presence for his statue unveiling.Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio (career-high 33 points, 10 assists) Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Andrew Wiggins (27) found little resistance. Walton took more issue with Rubio’s performance because of poor defensive communication. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “He’s more of a facilitator. We let him get comfortable,” Walton said. “We let him get hot early on. He’s obviously capable of doing what he did once that’s the case.”Offensively, the Lakers had mixed production from Russell (14 points on 4-of-14 shooting, six assists, five fouls, five turnovers) Julius Randle (12 points on 5-of-12 shooting, 13 rebounds, five fouls) and Larry Nance Jr. (four points, two rebounds). Russell and Randle also collected technical fouls.Meanwhile, another Laker suffered an injury. Rookie center Ivica Zubac played just two minutes before suffering a right ankle sprain that kept him out for the rest of the game. After X-rays turned out negative, Zubac said he could put pressure on his right foot while wearing a protective boot.“There’s always a chance of good news,” said Zubac, who will be reevaluated on Friday. “I think it’s going to be okay.”Rookie forward Brandon Ingram also missed his third consecutive game because of tendinitis in his right knee. With Ingram saying he “felt no pain” after completing a workout on Thursday, Walton said he is on pace to complete a full practice on Friday that could lead to his return for Saturday’s game against the Clippers.“I’ve been frustrated a little bit,” Ingram said. “I wanted to get back on the court. I think it was important for me to get back on the court to see what it feels like with my body moving, shooting the basketball and seeing how it felt to get (the ball) off my finger tips.”Aside from Jordan Clarkson (18 points on 6-of-13 shooting, seven assists,) Tarik Black (season-high 15 points, nine rebounds) and Tyler Ennis (12 points), the Lakers did not offer much.Yet, the Lakers’ front office has not wavered on their head coach.“Luke Walton is somebody I believe can be our coach for the next 10 or 15 years as long as we don’t kill him,” Buss said on the Forbes podcast.Ever since the Lakers hired Walton last spring after his two-season stint as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, Walton said Buss has “been incredible” with support both in person and through text messages.“We can do things that we feel are best for the team and not have to worry for now at least if we’re a part of that future,” Walton said. “It’s very comforting to coach that way.”last_img read more