Franklin County releases important voting information, dates

first_imgBrookville, In. — Monday, April 30, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for the Franklin County Clerk to receive a mailed, hand-delivered, emailed or a faxed absentee ballot application from a voter who requests to vote by mail.Monday, May 7, 2016, by NOON, is the deadline for the Franklin County Clerk to receive a mailed, hand-delivered, or faxed absentee application from a voter with disabilities, a confined voter or a voter caring for a confined person that requests that the absentee ballots be delivered to the applicant by an absentee travel board.Voters may also vote before the Absentee Voter Board at the Franklin County Courthouse, 459 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana.  Those hours are:April 16 thru April 20                                8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.April 23 thru April 27                                8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.April 30 thru May 5                                   8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Saturday hours are as follows:April 28                                             8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.May 5                                                8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Monday, May 7, 2016 at NOON is the last day to vote an absentee ballot before the Absentee Board in the Clerk’s office.Voters who wish to vote by mail, or have the Traveling Board come to their home to vote may contact the Clerk’s office at (765) 647-5111 ext. 3 for an Absentee Ballot Application or if you have any questions.last_img read more

Leising greets Farm Bureau members at the Statehouse

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising along with other Rural Caucus members, State Sen. Sue Glick and State Rep. Don Lehe recently met with Farm Bureau members at the Statehouse. The group discussed legislation moving through the General Assembly as well as issues facing Indiana’s agriculture industry and rural communities.last_img

Harrington looking for experience

first_img Asked if he would be interested in becoming captain, Harrington told Sky Sports News: “A bsolutely I’d be interested and part of being a vice-captain is really finding out whether you are suitable to do it. “It’s a different job being the captain than a player. Being a player is quite a selfish thing, it’s all about you. The captaincy, man-managing 12 people, being able to get on with all of those people and being able to organise things, its a different sort of scenario. “My record might say yeah, I look like being a future captain, but to be honest being a vice-captain and getting in behind the scenes will tell me a lot more and tell the people in the know a lot more whether I am possibly the right man to do the job.” Olazabal, Harrington and Jimenez have 17 Ryder Cup appearances between them, while Jimenez was vice-captain to Seve Ballesteros in 1997 and Olazabal two years ago. The 50-year-old was also picked by McGinley to captain the European team in the inaugural EurAsia Cup in March. McGinley said: “I know it’s been common in the past to have three or four vice-captains but I’ve gone for five because I feel an extra person is justified due to the additional workload which comes from being the home team, in addition to how well I saw such a system working when we ended up having five vice captains under Colin Montgomerie at Celtic Manor in 2010 (Sergio Garcia was a late addition). “Padraig is my oldest friend on Tour and is a guy I have known most of my life. We went to school together, came through the amateur ranks together and have been together in many contests for both Ireland and Europe over the years, so I know what he can bring to the team room. “As far as Miguel is concerned, he is someone that the spectators love as well as being very popular with all the players. However, he is also a person that I respect very much. I have sat beside him for over a decade on the Tournament Players’ Committee and have seen him exhibit an integrity on many occasions that is very admirable. “Finally, Jose Maria’s passion for the Ryder Cup is recognised the world over. It was obvious in his legendary partnership with Seve and was also so very apparent two years ago at Medinah, so I’m delighted he has accepted my invitation to be involved again, once more maintaining that important continuity.” “I have complete confidence and trust in all five of my vice-captains and the help they will give me in the difficult quest of trying to retain the Ryder Cup.” Jimenez said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being captain of Europe at the EurAsia Cup which was a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to bringing the experience I gained there to the team room at Gleneagles. I have a great relationship with all the players, having played alongside them regularly over the years.” Olazabal added: “Everyone knows how much the Ryder Cup has meant in my career and it’s an occasion that I love being part of. It is a unique and special event – and I know that will be the case once again in Scotland in three weeks’ time. “I think we have a very good team in place but, as Paul said yesterday, we are under no illusions about how formidable a test the United States team will present. But he knows I will do everything I possibly can to help him and the players throughout the week.” Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, who had been widely tipped to be a vice-captain, wrote on Twitter: ” Extremely disappointed not to be involved at Ryder cup but all the best to all of the European team #goeurope.” Padraig Harrington admits being a vice-captain in this year’s Ryder Cup will tell him if he his cut out to lead a European team himself in the future. Harrington, Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez were named as Paul McGinley’s final three assistants on Wednesday, joining Des Smyth and Sam Torrance on the backroom staff for Gleneagles. Olazabal was captain for the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012 but Harrington and Jimenez are both candidates to fulfil the role in years to come, along with the likes of Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn. Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Ironman World Championship cancelled

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas — Texas will delay the start of the public high school football season for its largest schools by a month as the state grapples with a recent surge of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.Instead of starting practice Aug. 3, those schools can now start Sept. 7. The first games can be played Sept. 24, a month after the originally scheduled opening weekend. The University Interscholastic League said it focused the delay on larger schools as many of them are in the states largest metropolitan areas, which have been hit hardest by the surge of virus cases. Some school districts are already changing their calendars to delay the start of the academic year, or to begin the year with several weeks of online classes. The Houston school district, the largest in the state, won’t meet on campus until mid-October.The UIL’s announcement said it also anticipates that not all schools will start at the same time and could face disruptions during the season. That number is up from 72 in the union’s last report on July 10.On Monday, the NFLPA and the NFL reached agreement on COVID-19 testing as rookies begin reporting to training camps. Most veterans come in next week, though some players rehabbing injuries could report this week.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. After two weeks of daily testing, if the positivity rate of those tests falls below 5% among players and team individuals with close access to them, testing would go to every other day. If the positivity rate doesn’t fall below that threshold, daily testing would continue until it drops.___ Storied Russian hockey club CSKA Moscow says that seven players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says the unnamed players tested positive Tuesday and that none of them are displaying symptoms.CSKA says in a statement the team has been tested for the virus each day since returning from vacation.The announcement comes hours after another Kontinental Hockey League club, Avangard Omsk, said that it was withdrawing from a pre-season tournament following positive tests for 20 people. That figure included players and staff.___ Fans can get a refund on their payments for 2020 seats, or they can roll over that money to next season. All single-game tickets already purchased will also be canceled and refunded because the Rams expect their stadium capacity to be limited to only about 15,000, even if fans are allowed inside SoFi at all this season.The team also said it expects the NFL to cancel the entire preseason, which means the stadium’s first scheduled game is now the Rams’ Sunday night season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 13.All of the season ticket holders’ stadium seat licenses have been extended by one year. SoFi Stadium’s seat licenses will be refunded by the Rams after 50 years, essentially turning them into an interest-free loan by fans to finance construction of the stadium.___Detroit Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris says he found out about his positive test about a month ago, but his COVID-19 symptoms were already clearing up by then. ___Swimming governing body FINA is giving almost $6.5 million to help athletes prepare for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.FINA says it wants to help athletes who “endure hardships related to their training and competitive opportunities due to the pandemic.”The plan includes $4 million for at least 160 national federations to support athletes with expenses for training, competitions and living over the next year.A further $2 million will support 100 scholarships for athletes who currently do not have Olympic qualifying standards to prepare at national or continental centers. FINA supports regional bases in Russia, Senegal, Thailand and the United States. Pole vault world record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis is headlining the event.The announcement comes as other European track meets plan to bring fans back. Tickets are on sale for the Diamond League meet in Monaco next month and organizers in Lausanne are staging a pole vault competition in the city which could have 5,000 fans if Swiss authorities agree.___This season’s Scottish Cup final will be played midway through next season.The Scottish soccer federation says the pandemic-delayed competition will be completed on Dec. 20. That is more than seven months after the original date for the final on May 9. The competition was stopped at the semifinal stage. Defending champion Celtic will play Aberdeen and Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibernian will meet in the other semifinal on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Hampden Park in Glasgow.Organizers say players who would ordinarily be barred from playing for a second team in the same competition can play for their new club even if they were earlier fielded by a different team.The 2020-21 season in the Scottish league will start on Aug. 1. The 2019-20 league season did not resume after the lockdown and Celtic was declared champion based on average points per game.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Citi Open in Washington, scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying, was called off Tuesday because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.”The men’s and women’s pro tours both have been suspended since March and are planning to return next month. The first event on the most recently announced calendar is a women’s tournament in Palermo, Italy, starting Aug. 3.With Washington’s hard-court tournament now gone, the first chance for men to play sanctioned matches will be the Masters-level event usually played in Cincinnati that was moved to the site of the U.S. Open, starting Aug. 22.That is to be followed by the U.S. Open, beginning Aug. 31.___ Collins is a 26-year-old American who was a semifinalist at the 2019 Australian Open. She has been ranked as high as No. 23 and currently is No. 51.She was playing for the Orlando Storm at WTT, which took all nine of its teams and put them at The Greenbrier, where the season began July 12 and ends Aug. 2.The WTT is not affiliated with the WTA or ATP professional tours, which have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic and plan to resume next month.___The tournament that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled. July 21, 2020 Grants totalling $460,000 will go to continental swimming bodies to distribute.___The ISTAF track meet in Berlin has outlined plans to have up to 3,500 spectators in attendance on Sept. 13.Organizers say they have developed a wide-ranging plan to ensure spectators stay healthy but haven’t revealed specifics. They were hoping for up to 45,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin before the pandemic.Meet director Martin Seeber says he hopes it will be “a first small step back to normality.”center_img Norris said his symptoms didn’t seem major at first — he woke up sweating a bit and achy — but in retrospect, he realized those symptoms may have been more significant.“The heavy symptoms only lasted a few days,” Norris said. “A few days after that test, I was like, ‘I feel like 100%.’”He said he sent out a message to the team telling them not to take the virus lightly.___The NFL Players Association says 95 players are known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Ironman World Championship that previously had been rescheduled is now cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “These adjustments reflect the public health situation at this time and the varying numbers of COVID-19 cases across different geographic areas of the state,” the UIL said in its announcement.___Danielle Collins has been kicked out of World TeamTennis for breaking the league’s COVID-19 protocols.WTT CEO Carlos Silva says Collins left The Greenbrier resort hosting all of the matches during the league’s three-week season and went out of the state of West Virginia.“The protocols have been put in place and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff,” Silva said. A Russian team playing in the Kontinental Hockey League has withdrawn from a pre-season tournament after 20 people from the club tested positive for the coronavirus.Avangard Omsk general manager Alexei Volkov says the positive tests come from players and members of team staff who were tested during training camp. Volkov adds that the people are in isolation and that most don’t have obvious symptoms.Avangard was scheduled to play in a pre-season tournament from Aug. 4-9 in Sochi.The last KHL season was cut short midway through the playoffs when the coronavirus pandemic made international travel difficult.The KHL is aiming to start the new season on Sept. 2 and expects to finalize the calendar after a board meeting scheduled for next week. The Latest: Ironman World Championship cancelled Associated Press It’s the first time in the 43-year history of the triathlon event that it won’t be run.Ironman had previously announced that the World Championships would be moved from October to Feb. 6, 2021 and that next year would feature two world championship events. The 70.3 World Championships had been scheduled for November in New Zealand and had also been postponed to early 2021,___The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association said Tuesday night it will move high school football to the spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The WIAA unveiled a four-season calendar for high school sports, moving team sports deemed moderate or high risk to the early spring. Football, volleyball, girls soccer and small-school boys soccer will be contested beginning in early March and conclude in early May. The majority of high school sports in the state will not be permitted until after the winter break when school resumes in January. The WIAA calendar calls for the primary winter sports of basketball and wrestling to be contested between early January and conclude in early March.Traditional spring sports including baseball, track and field, softball and boys soccer will begin in late April and conclude in late June.___The Los Angeles Rams are deferring their fans’ season tickets for the upcoming season in brand-new SoFi Stadium to 2021.The Rams announced the decision in an email to their season ticket holders outlining their current plans for the multibillion-dollar stadium, which is on schedule to open next month. Norris was cleared to rejoin the Detroit player pool and said he threw a bullpen session Tuesday. He has a simulated game Thursday.Norris confirmed his positive test earlier this month to the Detroit News, but he said Tuesday he got the initial result June 23. “That was the test we took down in Florida. I was obviously super bummed, but my symptoms had pretty much cleared up by that time,” he said. “Once the Phillies camp had that little outbreak, they shut our camp down. … I didn’t know I was positive until I got to Detroit.”Norris said he was taking precautions while in Florida.“It was crazy down there. Everything was like open and semi-normal, but I wasn’t partaking in all that,” he said. “I just kind of figured I was doing enough to not get it.”last_img read more

Hampson, Hilliard HR, Rockies bounce back, beat Giants 9-6

first_img___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports TRAINER’S ROOMRockies: INF Brendan Rodgers is making strides in his recovery from a right shoulder capsular strain that he suffered on a hard slide into third base during last Saturday’s game against San Diego. Placed on the 10-day injured list, Rodgers is expected to resume throwing activities in a day or two. “He’s continuing to get treatment on the shoulder,” manager Bud Black said. “It’s sort of a bruise. It’s still stiff but it’s starting to loosen up and should resolve itself fairly quickly.”UP NEXTGiants: Following an off-day Thursday, the Giants will open a four-game series Friday night against Arizona. The team has not yet announced a starter for Friday night’s game.Rockies: Following an off-day Thursday, the Rockies head to Los Angeles, where Antonio Senzatela (3-1, 3.32 ERA) is slated to pitch Friday night’s series opener at Dodger Stadium. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson and Sam Hilliard homered and newcomer Kevin Pillar delivered a key triple as the Colorado Rockies bounced back from a battering, rallying to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 Wednesday.A day after getting 27 hits in a 23-5 rout at Coors Field, and Alex Dickerson leading the way with three home runs and two doubles, the Giants again started fast. Mike Yastrzemski homered to help San Francisco score four times on six hits in the first inning.By the fourth inning, the Giants already had six runs and 11 hits. But the Rockies bullpen pitched shutout ball the rest of the way — Dickerson finished with a double and single in five at-bats. Associated Press Hampson homered for the third time in two days. Pillar, acquired in a trade with Boston on Monday, hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in a five-run seventh inning.Trevor Story added three hits for Colorado. Yastrzemski had three hits for the Giants.One out into the game, Yastrzemski connected on a 3-2 pitch off Kyle Freeland for his eighth homer of the season. Dickerson, Joey Bart and Daniel Robertson followed with two-out RBI singles and one inning later, Freeland was out of the game. He allowed four runs on eight hits over two innings, his shortest outing of the season.The Rockies trailed 6-4 going into the seventh. After Sam Coonrod (0-1) was relieved by Tyler Rogers, Pillar, who spent most of last season with the Giants, tripled for a 7-6 lead. Hilliard followed one out later with a two-run homer that landed in the left field bleachers. Mychal Givens (1-0), acquired over the weekend from Baltimore, worked a scoreless inning for the win. Daniel Bard got three outs for his fourth save. Hampson, Hilliard HR, Rockies bounce back, beat Giants 9-6 September 2, 2020last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgGame 5 is Tuesday.NFL-SCHEDULENewton runs for 2 TDs, Patriots hold off Dolphins 21-11UNDATED (AP) — The New England Patriots’ new quarterback had a better day than the old one.Cam Newton rushed for two touchdowns and the Pats held on to beat the Dolphins 21-11. Newton rushed for 15 times for 75 yards and threw for 155 yards. He guided an offensive attack that did most of its damage on the ground in their first game since the departure of Tom Brady this offseason. Sony Michel added a game-clinching TD run for New England. — The Mariners cruised to a 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks as Donovan Walton drove in three runs. Jose Marmolejos (mahr-moh-LAY’-hohs) had two hits and drove in a run, helping Seattle take two of three in the series. MLB-NEWSGray on ILUNDATED (AP) — Reds pitcher Sonny Gray has been placed on the 10-day injured list because a strain on the right side of his mid-back, a move retroactive to Friday. Gray allowed five runs, six hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings at the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. He is 5-3 with a 3.94 ERA in nine starts but has allowed 11 runs in his last two outings after giving up just nine earned runs in 41 2/3 innings over his first seven. TENNIS-U.S. OPEN The Lightning are one win away from their first trip to the Stanley Cup final since 2015 following a 4-1 win over the Islanders.The Lightning’s first two goals came 12 seconds apart midway through the second period. Blake Coleman tied it 15 seconds after Brock Nelson gave the Islanders the lead. Ondrej Palat (AHN’-dray pah-LAHT’) made it 2-1 at the 11:54 mark.Bayden Point added an insurance goal 3:33 into the third, returning to the ice after a one-game injury absence.Pat Maroon added an empty-netter and Andre Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) made 26 saves for Tampa Bay.Isles netminder Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) was brilliant at times while stopping 32 of 35 shots. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSJimenez winsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez has completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Sanford International, the PGA Tour Champions’ first event with fans since returning from a break for the coronavirus pandemic.Jimenez closed with a 5-under 65 at Minehaha Country Club to beat Steve Flesch by a stroke. The 56-year-old Spanish star won for the second time this season and 10th on the 50-and -over tour.F1-TUSCAN GP La.-Lafayette leads 10 new teams in rankingsUNDATED (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State are among 10 new teams ranked in first regular-season Associated Press college football poll, which was stripped of the teams not yet scheduled to play a fall season.There was no change at the very top: Preseason No. 1 Clemson received 60 of 61 first place-votes this week.Alabama moved up to No. 2. Oklahoma is No. 3, followed by Georgia and Florida. Defending champion LSU, with one first-place vote, is No. 6.Among the new teams in the rankings were Sun Belt powerhouses Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 19 and Appalachian State at No. 24. Louisiana-Lafayette was last ranked in 1943. UNDATED (AP) — Second City has become No-Hit Nation.Alec Mills has tossed baseball’s second no-hitter of the season, with both coming from Chicago hurlers. He became the 16th Cubs pitcher to toss a no-no by going the distance for the first time in his major league career, beating the Brewers’ 12-0.Mills got Jace (jays) Peterson to hit a routine grounder to shortstop Javier Baez with two outs in the ninth.The gem comes less than a month after Lucas Giolito (jee-oh-LEE’-toh) threw a no-hitter for the White Sox.David Bote (BOH’-tee) belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs for Chicago. — Mitchell Trubisky lofted a 27-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining to lift the Bears over the Liongs, 27-23. Detroit drove to the Chicago 16 with a chance to win before rookie running back D’Andre Swift dropped a pass in the end zone and Matthew Stafford threw another incompletion as time expired. — Aaron Rodgers began his 13th season as the Packers’ starting quarterback by passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-34 win against the Vikings. Davante Adams had a career-high, franchise-record-tying 14 catches for 156 yards and two scores. — Russell Wilson threw for four TDs to lead the Seahawks to a 38-25 victory over the Falcons. Wilson completed 31 of 35 passes for 322 yards, throwing a pair of TD passes in the first quarter and two more in the third. Atlanta’s Matt Ryan threw for 450 yards in a losing effort. MLB-SCHEDULEMills gets no-hitter — Adam Duvall and Ozzie Albies each hit a two-run homer off a laboring Max Scherzer to power the Braves past the Nationals, 8-4. Kyle Wright pitched six innings for his first major league win, helping the NL East leaders take three of four from Washington. — Rookie Sixto Sánchez pitched a three-hitter over seven innings for his first complete game in five major league starts, leading the Marlins over the Phillies, 2-1 in a doubleheader opener. Miami went ahead on RBI singles by Corey Dickerson and Starling Marte.— Braxton Garrett allowed three hits over five innings to win his major league debut, helping the Marlins crush Philadelphia in the nightcap. The Marlins moved a half-game ahead of the Phils for second place in the NL East.— Eloy (EE’-loy) Jiménez homered and Yoán Moncada supplied three hits in the White Sox’s fourth win in a row, 5-2 versus the Tigers. Jiménez had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox, who have won eight of nine overall. — Nelson Cruz belted his 16th homer and the Twins completed a weekend sweep by downing the fading Indians, 7-5. Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th time in 12 games and stay one game behind the AL Central-leading White Sox. Elsewhere in the majors:— Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) tied Willie Mays for fifth place on the career homer list with his 660th, a two-run shot in the eighth inning of the Angels’ 5-3 victory against the Rockies. Winning pitcher Andrew Heaney threw seven efficient innings, allowing three runs and no walks while striking out eight. — Mike Clevinger threw a two-hitter for his second career shutout, guiding the Padres to a 6-0 stifling of the Giants in Game 1 of a twinbill. Greg Garcia and Wil Myers each had a two-run single off Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh). — The Padres completed a sweep as Jurickson Profar (JUR’-ihk-sehn PROH’-fahr) hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning of a 3-1 victory against San Francisco. Wil Myers hit a solo homer in San Diego’s seventh win in a row.— Eugenio (ay-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suárez hit his team-leading 13th home run in the eighth and Aristides (ar-ihs-TEH’-dees) Aquino added a two-run homer in the ninth to complete the Reds’ comeback from a 5-3 deficit in a 10-5 win over the Cardinals. Andrew Miller loaded the bases with a hit batter, followed with a tying four-pitch walk and a wild pitch that put the Reds ahead in a three-run seventh. — Lamar Jackson threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns to help the Ravens beat the Browns 38-6, ruining Kevin Stefanski’s debut as Cleveland’s head coach. Jackson completed 20 of 25 passes and racked up a team-high 45 yards on the ground.— Peyton Barber ran for two touchdowns while quarterback Dwayne Haskins rallied Washington from a 17-point deficit to beat the Eagles 27-17 in coach Ron Rivera’s debut. Carson Wentz was sacked eight times and threw two costly interceptions behind an injury-depleted offense line featuring two guys starting their first career games. — Josh Allen led three consecutive first-half touchdown drives and the Bills overcame their own sloppiness and injuries to two starting linebackers in a 27-17 win over the Jets. Allen finished 33 of 46 for 312 yards in becoming Buffalo’s first player to top 300 yards since Tyrod Taylor in 2016. — Gardner Minshew threw three touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to Keelan Cole in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars’ 27-20 victory over the Colts. Ninshew completed 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards and no turnovers. — Josh Jacobs ran for 93 yards and three touchdowns, Derek Carr threw for 239 yards and a score as the Raiders hung on to beat the Panthers, 34-30 to spoil Matt Rhule’s coaching debut. Jacobs’ 6-yard touchdown run around the right end with 4:14 left in the game put the Raiders ahead for good after they’d surrendered a 12-point fourth-quarter lead. Brady was intercepted twice in his Tampa Bay debut, a 34-23 loss to the Saints. The first of Brady’s interceptions led to Alvin Kamara’s (kah-MAH’-rahz) 6-yard touchdown run. The second pick thrown by the new, 43-year-old Bucs QB was returned 36 yards for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins.Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and 41-year-old Drew Brees (breez) passed for 160 yards and two TDs with no turnovers.Elsewhere in the NFL:— DeAndre Hopkins had a career-high 14 catches for 151 yards in his Arizona debut and set up Kenyan Drake’s 1-yard TD run with 5:03 to help the Cardinals down the 49ers, 24-20. Kyler Murray threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and ran for 90 yards and another score to help the Cardinals overcome a pair of fourth-quarter deficits. — Heisman winner Joe Burrow ran 23 yards untouched for a touchdown in his NFL debut, but the Bengals were beaten by the Chargers, 16-13. A line anchored by Joey Bosa (BOH’-sah) and Melvin Ingram III held the quarterback from national champion LSU to 23 of 36 passing for 192 yards with three sacks and a costly interception. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says head coach Mike D’Antoni has told the Houston Rockets that he won’t be back next season.It was not totally unexpected. The Rockets and D’Antoni couldn’t agree on an extension last year, meaning he was coaching this season with no guarantee of his future in Houston. NHL-SCHEDULELightning down Isles for 3-1 leadEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning used a quick-strike attack to take a three-games-to-one lead in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final.center_img It was a comeback within a comeback as the Nuggets turned a 19-point, third-quarter deficit into a 13-point win over the Clippers, 111-98. Denver outscored Los Angeles, 62-27 over a dizzying 20-minute stretch of the second half.Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) had 34 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for Denver, which also faced a 3-1 series deficit before downing Utah. Jamal Murray scored 21 for the Nuggets, who also got 16 from Gary Harris.Paul George had 33 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 25 for the Clippers.NBA-ROCKETS-D’ANTONIAP source: D’Antoni tells Rockets he’s not coming back Associated Press — Rougned Odor (ROOG’-nehd oh-DOHR’) crushed a tiebreaking, three-run homer and ace Lance Lynn struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings of the Rangers’ 6-3 win over the Athletics. Lynn retired 17 straight at one point and Odor homered for the third time in four games.— Christian Vázquez and Christian Arroyo went deep for the Red Sox in a 6-3 win and a four-game split of their series with the Rays. Martín (mahr-TEEN’) Pérez gave up three runs and five hits over five innings. — Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHYL’) Jr. hit a home run completely out of Sahlen Field and Hyun Jin Ryu allowed one run over six innings of the Blue Jays’ 7-3 verdict over the Mets. Santiago Espinal hit a three-run double in a five-run sixth as Toronto remained a half-game ahead of the Yanks for second place in the AL East. — Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres delivered a two-run double with two out in the eighth to send the Yankees to their fifth straight win, 3-1 over the Orioles. New York received one-hit, scoreless relief after J.A. Happ worked the first five innings.— Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter in the Royals’ sixth straight win, 11-0 over the Pirates. Salvador Pérez and Hunter Dozier homered for Kansas City, which had seven players with at least one RBI. LPGA-ANA INSPIRATIONLee wins LPGA majorRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee birdied the first playoff hole to capture the ANA Inspiration.Lee chipped in three times Sunday, the last one for eagle on the final hole that got her into a three-way playoff. She was never in the lead at any point until she calmly holed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th to beat Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson, who each had the lead on the back nine.Lee closed with a 5-under 67 to finish at minus-15. Update on the latest sports Thiem rallies to beat Zverev in U.S. Open finalNEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Thiem (teem) has earned his first major title while making history at the U.S. Open.The second-seeded Thiem is the first man in 71 years to win tournament after dropping the first two sets of the final, storming back to beat No. 5 Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR’-ehv), 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. It’s the first time the men’s final has been decided by a fifth-set tiebreak.Thiem entered Sunday with an 0-3 career record in major title matches. This was Zverev’s debut in a Grand Slam final.T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-CLIPPERS/NUGGETSNuggets do it again, taking Clippers to Game 7 in WestLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have done it again, climbing back from a 3-1 deficit for the second consecutive NBA playoffs series. September 13, 2020 PGA-SAFEWAY OPENCink ends victory droughtNAPA, Calif. (AP) — Stewart Cink has won the season-opening Safeway Open at 47 years old for his seventh PGA Tour victory and first since the 2009 British Open.Cink closed with a 7-under 65, rebounding from a bogey on the 17th with a birdie on the 18th for a two-stroke victory over Harry Higgs.Cink is the oldest PGA Tour winner since Phil Mickelson at 48 at Pebble Beach in February 2019. Hamilton wins hectic Tuscan GP, demands justice for TaylorMUGELLO, Italy (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won a hectic Tuscan Grand Prix to clinch his 90th Formula One win and move one behind Michael Schumacher’s record. The first F1 race on a track with super-fast corners usually used by MotoGP riders was incident-packed throughout. Two crashes on the first seven laps saw six drivers go out and a red flag suspended the race for the first time after the second one. A second red flag late in the race gave Valtteri Bottas another chance to beat race leader Hamilton if he made a strong start from second. But Hamilton held firm to extend his championship leader over Bottas.last_img read more

New Chapter… Scientific Games promotes Barry Cottle to Group Chief Executive

first_img Scientific Games pursues further $1 billion debt note March 6, 2019 Submit Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Barry CottleUpdating the market, Nasdaq-listed industry technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Barry Cottle as new President & Group CEO.Cottle is expected to take full leadership of SGC group operations on 1 June, replacing incumbent Kevin Sheehan, who will remain as a corporate senior advisor.A seasoned technology and entertainment executive Cottle has led SGC’s digital and social gaming division SG Interactive since 2015. He has further held executive leadership positions at Electronic Arts and Zynga Gaming.Cottle has been key stakeholder in SGC’s recent group M&A enlargement, focusing on expanding the firm’s digital assets, services and capabilities.“Innovation is the cornerstone of our strategy at Scientific Games. Across all our business units and platforms, we are relentless in our efforts to drive greater efficiency and adaptability to take advantage of new and growing markets. Scientific Games’ expertise and passion for innovation is an invaluable asset, as we continue to build cutting-edge technology to enhance the player experience for both retail and digital platforms,” said Barry Cottle.SGC governance confirmed that Cottle, would now be tasked with leading the firm’s enlarged entity, incorporating the assets of the recently acquired NYX Gaming Group.Ronald O. PerelmanUpdating investors, Ronald O. Perelman Chairman of the Board of Scientific Games stated “Kevin took over after the successful integration of Bally and WMS and, as one company, moved Scientific Games forward and helped in driving growth across all our business units. I want to thank him for his strong leadership and tireless efforts that led to the company’s success over the last two years and I look forward to continuing to work with him as a senior advisor to the company. Under Barry’s leadership, SG Interactive, now SG Social and SG Digital with the NYX acquisition, has become the market leader in free-to-play and online gaming and is perfectly positioned to capitalize on new markets opening up to legalized online gaming, lottery and sports betting around the world, including the United States,”SGC governance further confirms that Cottle will be supported by the appointment of Tim Butcher as Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, joining the Nasdaq technology firm from Consumer Solutions Group, Seagate Technology, where he served as Senior Vice President & General Manager. Related Articles Scientific Games hires Jamie Odell as senior advisor May 29, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

Mikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas results: Garcia gets first welterweight win, calls out Manny Pacquiao

first_img“I think I carried the weight a little bit better and that allowed me to perform better,” Garcia told DAZN’s Chris Mannix of his second crack at 147 pounds.Join DAZN and watch more than 100+ fight nights a yearAfter notching the victory, Garcia once again expressed his desire to fight Manny Pacquiao.”I’m ready to get back in with the best,” Garcia said. “I would love to get an opportunity to fight Manny Pacquiao or rematch against Errol Spence. I think it would be a tremendous fight. I’m a little bit better now at this weight class.”When asked whether he thinks a Pacquiao fight could actually happen, Garcia spoke with confidence and optimism.”I think it’s very likely that we’re considered as a likely opponent,” he said, “because we proved ourself to be able to compete against one of the bigger former world champs of the division.”Vargas peppered Garcia with his jab early on and mixed in some power shots to stifle the four-division world champion through the first four rounds. Garcia’s patience paid off in the fifth, however, when he unloaded a stinging left-right combination that dropped Vargas with a thud. Vargas’ legs turned into jelly instantly; he just managed to survive the round.Although Vargas proved to be game and gutsy by fighting and punching away, Garcia continued to assert that left-right combination. He threatened a stoppage in the seventh round, when the referee had to take a long, hard look, and made Vargas wobbly again in the 10th round with that same hard right hand.Here’s how the entire Garcia-Vargas card unfolded:Mikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas updates, highlightsMain event: Mikey Garcia edges Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision for first welterweight victory12:12 a.m.: There it is: 114-113, 116-111 and 116-111, all in favor of Garcia.Round 12:  The fighters tap gloves to start the final round. Vargas is leaning into Garcia’s body, clearly fatigued. Vargas is trying to smother Garcia with his body and land whatever shots he can while in the clinch. Anything to win the round and have a prayer on the cards. Garcia splits Vargas’ guard with a left-right combination. Vargas lands a lunging left hook moments later. Give him credit for not having the legs but still punching away. Garcia hits Vargas right on the top of the head and wobbles him yet again. This was Vargas’ round until Garcia landed the shot. Just as that’s said, Vargas lands a stiff right hand in the final seconds to take the round. Let’s see how judges score it. (10-9, Vargas; 116-111, Garcia)Round 11:  A left-right combination rocks Vargas across the jaw. That right hand continues to be the heaviest punch of this fight. Vargas keeps punching and lands two right hands of his own. A left hook lands for Vargas during the waning seconds as well. He might have done just enough to get the frame. (10-9, Vargas; 107-101, Garcia)Round 10:  A Garcia right hand hurts Vargas. He keeps setting it up the same way — with a left jab that touches Vargas before he unloads with the right. Vargas is wobbly again, yet Garcia continues to show patience. Vargas tries to keep moving forward as he stays in this fight. (10-9, Garcia; 98-91, Garcia)Midnight:  Can Garcia get a finish? You can see him working toward it.Round 9:  Garcia comes over the top with a chopping right hand that rocks Vargas, yet Vargas is still game. Garcia peppers him with a jab moments later. The action and pace continue to slow, though one can see that Garcia is setting up another power shot. (10-9, Garcia; 88-82, Garcia)Round 8:  Garcia is measuring Vargas with that right hand and throwing his jab as well. Vargas’ eyes are badly swollen. A stinging left-right combination lands for Garcia. Right hook lands for Garcia moments later. He’s in complete control. The pace has slowed in this round. (10-9, Garcia; 78-73, Garcia)Round 7:  Garcia is patiently stalking Vargas and coming over the top with a hard right hand to the head. It took some time, but Garcia has established that, despite being the smaller man, he’s the bigger puncher. A left-right combination lands for Garcia and he’s bringing the pain to Vargas, who’s seemingly wobbled again. Garcia is teeing off on Vargas against the ropes, but Vargas gets saved by the bell. The ref took a long, hard look during those waning seconds. (10-9, Garcia; 68-64, Garcia)Round 6:  Vargas is still on shaky legs and Garcia is tagging him; it’s target practice right now. Vargas is trying to press forward, however. Vargas is doing his best to get his legs back this round, but they’re still shaky. Garcia takes the round, but Vargas did a good job of avoiding damage. (10-9, Garcia; 58-55, Garcia)Round 5:  Vargas is working the body and going to Garcia’s head. He’s in a rhythm and working off a power jab to the body. Still, he has blood pouring down his face. Vargas’ volume is high right now. Whoa! Garcia catches Vargas with a massive right hook. Vargas is wobbly. He’s badly hurt. Garcia drops Vargas with a stinging left-right combination!VARGAS IS DOWN 😮 pic.twitter.com/fxHe6NNImo— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 1, 2020Garcia is loading up and pelting Vargas with shot after shot. Vargas is in survival mode up against the ropes. There’s the bell. But Garcia being patient paid off in a major way. (10-8, Garcia; 48-46, Garcia)Round 4:  Counter left lands for Garcia, but Vargas returns fire with a hard left hook of his own. Garcia doubles up on a left hook. Vargas catches Garcia with a check left hook moments later. Garcia delivers a hard right hand moments later. Garcia now stalking Vargas and hitting him on the move. Another close round. (10-9, Garcia; 38-38)Round 3:  Garcia sneaks in a hard left jab in the opening 30 seconds. A left hook lands for Garcia moments later. He’s having success getting inside. They clash heads, and Vargas checks for blood. There’s none. Vargas catching Garcia when Garcia is punching. He’s punching through Garcia’s punches. But Garcia lands a combination and presses forward with more punches. Vargas comes on strong during the waning seconds of the round. (10-9, Garcia; 29-28, Vargas)11:30 p.m.:  Vargas is coming out strong early. Garcia is looking for answers.Round 2:  Vargas pumping that left jab — to the body and upstairs. Hard 1-2 combination follows. Sharp combination from Garcia in response, but Vargas comes back with shots of his own in a brief exchange. Vargas lands that left hook again, but Garcia returns fire with a nice counterpunch. Straight left hand for Garcia lands as well. Solid right hands to Garcia’s body from Vargas. A closer round, but Vargas doing enough to capture this frame as well. (10-9, Vargas; 20-18, Vargas)Round 1:  Both fighters feeling are each other out in the opening seconds. You can see how much bigger Vargas is. He is trying to assert his jab early on as the more aggressive fighter. Both boxers swing and Vargas lands a grazing left hook. Garcia lands a right moments later. Vargas is finding success burying his left hand into Garcia’s midsection. A big left hook smacks Garcia across the face. The four-division world champ has been put on notice of Vargas’ power. Will it keep him from getting inside? (10-9, Vargas)11:22 p.m.:  The great Michael Buffer has done his formal ring introductions and we’re seconds away from getting it on at this point.11:13 p.m.:  Jessie Vargas has made his ring walk; here comes four-division world champion Mikey Garcia.HERE. COMES. MIKEY. 🇲🇽 #GarciaVargas starts NOW 👉 https://t.co/j4BIUf4XnH pic.twitter.com/LFLISkJCRL— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 1, 2020The 32-year-old Garcia is coming off his first pro loss. Will he find his footing at welterweight or will Vargas prove that the decorated boxer isn’t cut out for 147 pounds? We’re about to find out.11 p.m.:  A jubilant moment for “Chocolatito,” who proves to himself and the boxing world that he’s still a force in that ring.Pure Joy 💙 pic.twitter.com/MJcPPkr9kp— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 1, 2020Co-main event: Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez blasts Kal Yafai in ninth-round TKO to win WBA junior bantamweight titleRound 9:  Whoa! The four-division world champion drops Yafai with a monstrous right hand across the jaw! Yafai is badly hurt. He’s not going to be able to continue. This one’s a wrap! Huge win for the veteran, who hands Yafai his first pro loss. Incredible moment for “Chocolatito.” The king is back!Return of the Legend. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/FBx9OYcCou— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 1, 2020Round 8:  These short, compact punches keep landing for “Chocolatito.” Being the bigger man has not paid dividends for Yafai. Scintillating combination inside for Gonzalez. “Chocolatito” buries a left to the body and then drives Yafai’s head back with a stiff right hand. He drops Yafai by going to the body and back upstairs! (10-8, Gonzalez; 78-73, Gonzalez)Round 7:  Gonzalez has roughly double the pro experience of Yafai, and it’s showing as he continues to dig away inside. But why does Yafai insist on fighting the veteran’s fight? It’s as though he’s trying to make a statement standing toe-to-toe, but he doesn’t have the firepower. “Chocolatito” is backing the champ down against the ropes and just swinging away. Yafai’s left eye is swollen from all those shots. Gonzalez is just relentless. (10-9, Gonzalez; 68-65, Gonzalez)Round 6:  Gonzalez has a cut over his right eye. The ref warns Yafai about head-butting. Yafai is the bigger, stronger fighter but he’s being outworked inside. “Chocolatito” simply has a higher volume of punching that Yafai is going to have to quell to defend his title. Gonzalez burying a left hook to the body and going upstairs has been his bread and butter this bout. (10-9, Gonzalez; 58-56, Gonzalez)Round 5:  “Chocolatito” goes upstairs and then digs to the body. He’s the busier boxer right now, but Yafai is doing a nice job counterpunching, before the two just stand and trade. Yafai’s punches are heavier, but Gonzalez is the more active of the two and is fighting his fight. (10-9, Gonzalez; 48-47, Gonzalez)10:30 p.m.:  This is shaping up to be quite a fight. Neither boxer is backing down or giving the other an inch. Electric action thus far.Round 4:  Yafai is earning Gonzalez’s respect the hard way — by standing in front of him locked in the phone booth and taking turns teeing off. He’s walking down “Chocolatito” in the process. He knows that Gonzalez is the big name he needs on his resume. Gonzalez scores to the body and lands a right to the head in a relentless pursuit of the champ late in the round to take the frame. (10-9, Gonzalez; 38-38)Round 3: Yafai doing a nice job of catching Gonzalez to break the action inside and bounce back inside. That’s smart because Gonzalez has been the aggressor when inside. But “Chocolatito” is back digging into Yafai with short uppercuts and hooks inside. (10-9, Yafai; 29-28, Yafai)Round 2:  “Chocolatito” in a nice groove, especially landing that left uppercut in a nice rhythm. A right uppercut seemed to buzz Yafai briefly late in the round. A solid round for Gonzalez. (10-9, Gonzalez; 19-19)Round 1:  A close first round with Yafai seemingly fighting Gonzalez’s fight but doing enough to take the round. (10-9, Yafai)10 p.m.: The co-main event is up next: Kal Yafai defends his WBA junior bantamweight title against Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.Julio Cesar Martinez def. Jay Harris by unanimous decision behind relentless attack to the body9:46 p.m.:  Judges score it 118-109, 116-111 and 115-112, all in favor of Martinez, who’s successful in his first title defense.9:44 p.m.:  What a fight. Martinez and Harris had themselves some phone-booth fireworks for a bulk of that bout. Harris’ body is going to feel like mush Sunday morning.9:40 p.m.:  Martinez has pretty much emptied his arsenal by throwing seemingly every punch from every angle, and yet . . . Harris remains right in front of his face. Some showing of guts and determination from this more-than-game challenger with the 12th round next.9:34 p.m.:  Those body shots finally took their toll: Martinez brings Harris to a knee in the 10th round following thudding power punches to the body. Harris is up but Martinez is already back on the attack.9:30 p.m.:  In the ninth round, as this fight remains in the phone booth. Harris remains right in the champ’s face. Martinez is doling out more punishment than he’s taking, but Harris is making his shots count, too. This is getting more intriguing by the minute.9:24 p.m.:  Martinez is the more talented boxer, but Harris has big-time heart. He just took the seventh round after a crisp three-punch combination split the champ’s guard and drove his head back. Excellent round for Harris, who keeps finding a way.9:15 p.m.:  A majority of the fifth round was fought in the phone booth, with Martinez getting the better of the exchanges by rocking Harris’ body and tagging him upstairs as well. These body shots are going to take a toll on the challenger. They’ve got to.9:10 p.m.:  Martinez buries a left to Harris’ body and then goes upstairs with a right in the fourth round now. That sequence briefly quells the firefight we’ve seen at times early in this bout. Entertaining, to say the least. Martinez is a highly skilled fighter, but Harris is tough and is doing an especially good job landing hard shots during the waning seconds of rounds.9:05 p.m.:  Harris had a good second round, but still got rocked with a scintillating right hand — the best punch of the frame.9 p.m.:  Martinez is as good as it gets with both hands. Everything is lightning-quick and accurate. The defending WBC flyweight champ already has his challenger on notice with his ambidextrous skill and power, especially when it comes to his left, sweeping uppercut. Dazzling stuff in that first round.8:47 p.m.:  Newly crowned WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez is up next, defending his title against Jay Harris. Martinez was absolutely sensational in December when he defeated Cristofer Rosales to win the title. The 25-year-old Martinez’s switch-hitting style is something to see. 8:41 p.m.:  Parker tells DAZN’s Chris Mannix that he wants a fight with Dereck Chisora and a rematch with Dillian Whyte this year. Parker lost to Whyte via unanimous decision in July 2018. Parker is ready: Who wants him first? @DerekWarChisora | @DillianWhyte pic.twitter.com/RrBnfJcnAl— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 1, 2020Joseph Parker crushes Shawndell Winters for fifth-round TKO8:36 p.m.:  Just … like … that! Parker buckled Winters’ knees with a hard right hand across the jaw and then came back with a flush right-left-right combo to drop Winters almost through the ring ropes in the fifth.Slow Motion Brutality. 😨 pic.twitter.com/DfIgGJCyDM— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) March 1, 2020Winters made it up to his feet but was in no condition to continue. 8:33 p.m.:  Winters did pretty well for himself that fourth round, even clipping Parker with a check left hook that opened a cut over the former champ’s right eye.8:30 p.m.:  A big, chopping right hand drops Winters with a thud late in the third round. Let’s see if Parker can close things out here in the fourth.8:20 p.m.:  Parker asserted a hard jab that first round. Let’s see how he adds to it.8:10 p.m.:  Former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker kicks off this main card against Shawndell Winters. Parker will be trying to push himself back to the forefront of a red-hot heavyweight division.8 p.m.: Doubling down at welterweight after his division debut ended in his first pro loss is a bold move for Mikey Garcia. We’re going to see how he fares tonight. This main card is now live. Rock with Sporting News here for all the live updates and highlights.7:50 p.m.:  The main card is 10 minutes away from launching. It should be an excellent night of boxing all around.7:42 p.m.:  Make that five wins — all by knockout — to start his pro career for Israil Madrimov. He dropped Navarro with a crunching body shot, before dropping him again for a sixth-round TKO.7:30 p.m.:  Israil Madrimov vs. Charlie Navarro in junior middleweight action here. They’re in the third round of a 10-round fight. Stay locked in with Sporting News for all the live updates and round-by-round highlights tonight. Mikey Garcia was the smaller man, but he made sure he was the bigger puncher.After being shut out against Errol Spence Jr. in his welterweight debut last March, Garcia notched his first victory in the division, a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas, on Saturday night, live on DAZN. Judges at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, scored it 116-111, 116-111 and 114-113, all in favor of Garcia, who used a fifth-round knockdown to power his way to the victory. What time does the Garcia vs. Vargas fight start?Prelims:  6 p.m. ET | 3 p.m. PTMain card: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PTMain event: 11 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. PT (approx.)Coverage of the Mikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas fight will begin with the undercard at 6 p.m. with the main card slated for an 8 p.m. start. Vargas and Garcia are expected to make their ring walks for the main event at about 11 p.m., although that time depends on the length of earlier fights.Garcia vs. Vargas fight cardMain cardMikey Garcia vs. Jessie Vargas; welterweightsKal Yafai vs. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez for Yafai’s WBA junior bantamweight titleJulio Cesar Martinez vs. Jay Harris for Martinez’s WBC flyweight titleJoseph Parker vs. Shawndell Winters; heavyweights​ Undercard Diego Pacheco vs. Oscar Riojas; super middleweightsIsrail Madrimov vs. Charlie Navarro; junior middleweightsAlexis Espino vs. Delvecchio Savage; super middleweightsLeo Ruiz Acevedo vs. Dennis Knifechief; junior middleweightsJesse Rodriguez vs. Marco Sustaita; flyweightslast_img read more

Solskjaer has Molde owners’ support to land full-time Utd job

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed a successful start to this stint as interim manager © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Molde’s owners hope he does not come back to Norway, because they want him to be successful in becoming Manchester United’s permanent manager.Solskjaer is on loan to United for the remainder of the Premier League season, having been appointed caretaker on December 19, as replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho. United are going through the process of seeking a permanent replacement for Mourinho, although an announcement is not expected until after the English domestic season ends in May.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a contender, while former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane, most recently Real Madrid’s manager, and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone are also among those who are being considered.Solskjaer, who played for United between 1996 and 2007, has made no secret of his desire to manage the club beyond the end of this season.He says he has the full support in that ambition of Norwegian businessmen Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten, Molde’s joint owners.Solskjaer said: “When I rang the owner and said that United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said ‘Go over, enjoy yourself and please don’t come back’.“Both owners wished me all the best because they knew this is something I dreamed about. To get the backing from them was fantastic. If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them but it depends when I go back.“It’s been fantastic so far. Hopefully I will get to see my family soon, because that has been the only downside to the job.”Solskjaer’s family have remained in Norway while he has been staying in Manchester and concentrating on reviving United’s fortunes.– Winning run –He won his first eight games in charge, something no previous United manager had achieved, before that run was ended with a 2-2 Premier League draw at home to Burnley on Tuesday.Despite his short-term appointment, Solskjaer said the club are consulting him about players they are planning to sign at the end of the season.United made no signings during the January transfer window, deciding to wait to reinforce the squad.“I have got to know the players, what potential they have, how far away they are from reaching that potential, and who we can build a team on, so of course I put my views into the club,” said the interim boss.Solskjaer said he would be happy to continue advising United on potential signings even if the club appointed another manager for next season, believing his in-depth knowledge of the club’s culture puts him in a good position to judge which players would fit in at Old Trafford.“It comes down to playing style, how we want to look in one or two years’ time, what kind of players we want and what kind of personalities we look for,” he said.“It’s about finding players with the right Manchester United identity and DNA.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea and Barcelona in the hunt for Neymar

first_img0Shares0000Neymar was a huge hit with the Catalan giants, helping them win two La Liga titles and the Champions League before he completed a world-record move to Paris.LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 18 – Chelsea are reportedly competing with Neymar’s former employers Barcelona to sign the Brazilian star from Paris Saint-Germain.Neymar was a huge hit with the Catalan giants, helping them win two La Liga titles and the Champions League before he completed a world-record move to Paris. However the move has not gone according to plan in the Brazilian’s eyes and he has been pining for a return to the Nou Camp over the last 12 months.It looked like he may get his wish in the summer but the two European powerhouses could not agree a deal and Neymar ended up staying in France, much to his annoyance.There has been talk of a deal being resurrected at some point in the future, and when quizzed about the situation, Barca sporting directot Eric Abidal refused to close the door on the move.There is a lot to sort out if the 27-year-old is to return to Barca, but as long as he is playing well and at the top of his game, Abidal says they will be interested.“A top player, who has a Barca philosophy and who is performing at a high level, will always be an option,” Abidal said. “From there, at the sports level we can make decisions, but the whole financial issue, there are things that you can reach and others that you cannot.“The future will say. If it continues at this level, because the season is very long, I will not say that it will be option number 1 but it can be a clear option.”However they will face competition with reports also claiming that Chelsea are keen to do a deal and will rival Barcelona for his signature.0Shares0000(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more