Connacht produced a 10-minute flourish to see off Edinburgh 32-24 in a RaboDirect PRO12 encounter that that featured only rare flashes of flowing rugby and was dominated by the boot. The defeat was Edinburgh’s first under the three-match tenure of interim coaches Stevie Scott and Duncan Hodge. Greig Laidlaw banged over eight penalties for the hosts, while his one-time international colleague Dan Parks contributed four penalties and a drop goal, as well as the conversions of tries by Mick Kearney and Robbie Henshaw, and Gavin Duffy weighed in with one penalty. Press Association
London: This weekend may see the final of the Carabao Cup between Manchester City and Chelsea, but for most football fans, there is only one big game in England this weekend and that is what promises to be a no-holds barred showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.The Manchester United-Liverpool rivalry is the most bitter in all England and United fans know they have the chance to hand a serious blow to Liverpool’s ambitions of lifting the English Premier League title for the first time in 30 years.Liverpool make a trip from Anfield to Old Trafford level on points with Manchester City, but with a game in hand over their nearest rivals, who this weekend swap the Ethiad Stadium for Wembley.A win would see Liverpool go three points clear at the top, but defeat would make Manchester City clear favorites to lift the title for the second consecutive season (perhaps the only thing that would take the shine off a win for United fans).United have not lost a domestic game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has guided them to 10 wins and a draw. Last Monday’s 2-0 win away to Chelsea in the FA Cup showed their new-found resilience under the Norwegian, who could see the return of injured duo of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.After their 0-0 draw at home to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, this is a massive test for Liverpool. With midweek fixtures in the coming week, this ‘weekend’ kicks off on Friday with Cardiff City, who have battled out of the bottom three, facing a tough game at home to Watford, while West Ham will fancy their chances at home to a Fulham team that increasingly looks destined to a rapid return to the Championship.Burnley’s recent form has lifted them three points clear of the relegation zone, but this Saturday they entertain Tottenham, who remain very much in the title race and who could welcome Harry Kane back from injury.Kane’s return following the ankle injury he suffered on January 13 will be welcome news for Spurs fans and coach Mauricio Pochettino, but it should not escape anyone’s notice that Tottenham have won every league game since then without the help of the England striker.Bournemouth and Wolves face each other in what promises to be an open game between two sides that like to play entertaining football, while there will be nerves at St James’ Park, where Newcastle United have to see the visit of rock bottom Huddersfield as the chance for three vital points.Huddersfield have managed just one draw from their last 13 matches and have not won since November 25 and so this is a chance that Newcastle, just one point above the drop zone, simply cannot afford to miss.Leicester City take on Crystal Palace, while Arsenal could move into the top three with a home win against struggling Southampton on Sunday, but that clashes with another game, which kicks off at the same time and that game is at Old Trafford. IANSAlso Read: Sports News
View Roundup in a larger mapThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Monday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23. Crimes against a personat 2:44 p.m. on April 23, two students reported that another student had been making inappropriate contact with them at the Gwynn Wilson Student Union.Crimes against propertyat 4:47 p.m. on April 23, a non-USC male reported that his skateboard was run over by a university vehicle near the intersection of 36th Place and Vermont Avenue.Miscellaneous incidentsat 6:26 p.m. on April 23, a student at 1226 Adams Blvd. was transported to California Hospital for medical treatment after she burned herself by spilling hot water on her stomach.at 1:17 p.m. on April 22, two staff members at Parkside Residential College reported that they confronted a suspect who they observed prowling. The suspect then left the building and could not be found by DPS.at 11:06 a.m. on April 22, a staff member reported that unidentified subjects had been using the weight room of the Galen Center after hours without permission._CORRECTION“University station receives $1 million” (April 24) incorrectly stated that the KDFC and KUSC radio stations are the largest and most listened to stations. The article should have said that KDFC and KUSC are two of the largest and most listened to stations.The Daily Trojan regrets the error.
The Milwaukee Bucks will face the Boston Celtics in the first of a best-of-seven-games series this Sunday afternoon in Boston.More often than not, the NBA’s No. 2 seed versus No. 7 seed matchup is little more than a tune-up series for the top-seeded squad, yet this tilt may have the makings of an upset.Though seeded second in the Eastern Conference behind the Toronto Raptors and boasting one of the top defenses in the NBA, the Celtics were dealt a major blow last week when it was announced their star point guard and team leader Kyrie Irving would not be available for the playoffs because of a knee injury he sustained last month.Now without Irving, the Celtics will rely on 31-year-old big man Al Horford to bring a sense of calm and veteran leadership to an otherwise young, inexperienced lineup.Football: Badgers take rain check on spring game, will hold indoor practice insteadDue to bad weather and safety hazards, the University of Wisconsin’s spring football game scheduled for Friday, April 13 has Read…Rookie Jayson Tatum, second-year man Jaylen Brown and Irving’s back-up Terry Rozier, will need to step up for the Celtics in order to avoid an upset.For the Bucks, it really all comes down to Giannis Antetokounmpo. He leads the team in points (26.9) and rebounds (10.0) per game and also is a close second in assists, coming in at 4.8 per game.Though promising scoring nights have not been rare from other members of the Bucks, like Khris Middleton or Malcolm Brogdon, the Joe Prunty-led offense flows through the “Greek Freak.”The Bucks will face a bit of a coaching disparity, as Prunty is a long-time assistant coach who has yet to prove himself as the top dog. For the Celtics, they have the luxury of their man Brad Stevens calling the shots. Stevens is widely respected around the league and in some circles, is taking over for Gregg Popovich as the best coach in the league.Freshman Bryson Williams, senior transfer Paul Jackson talk new beginningsThe Wisconsin football program is fierce. Beginning practice with a series of drills and warm-ups, the boys showed a drive Read…The regular season series between these two teams is tied at two games each.The time looks to be perfect for Antetokounmpo to use this opportunity as a statement to the league — that he is among the top tier of players in the NBA.
The Foxes maintained a three-point lead at the top after nearest challengers Tottenham went down 1-nil away to West Ham. Arsenal’s title hopes suffered another hammer blow, as they threw away a 1-nil lead in a 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea. Both Manchester clubs are level on 47-points in the race for Champions League football. City stay fourth despite going down 3-nil away to Liverpool. While Juan Mata’s late free kick was enough to give United a 1-nil victory over Watford at Old Trafford. Tonight, Hull will look to return to the top of the Championship. Steve Bruce’s side travel to a Birmingham side who themselves are looking to keep alive their playoff hopes. Kick off at St. Andrew’s is at 7.45.
They face Limerick in the final, who they comprehensively defeated in the provincial decider in July.Premier County coach Mikey Beevans is expecting a closer game this time round.Throw-in for that match on Sunday is at 1.15 and Tipp FM will have full live commentary, with build-up starting just after 1 o’clock. Coverage will be brought to you in association with Gleeson Steel and Engineering.
Cameroon’s forward Roger Milla celebrates after scoring a goal against Russia 28 June 1994 at Stanford stadium in San Francisco during their Soccer World Cup match. At age 42, Roger Milla became the oldest player ever to score a goal in World Cup history, but could not help his team as Russia won 6-1 with forward Oleg Salenko, scoring a record 5 goals. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images) African football legend Roger Milla believes Cameroon’s players “have what it takes” to retain their Africa Cup of Nations crown in Egypt.Milla starred for Cameroon in 1984 when the Indomitable Lions sealed their maiden continental title before guiding the central Africans to their second triumph in 1988, as he won the tournament’s best player prize.The 67-year-old is upbeat about Cameroon’s chances in Egypt but insists Cameroon’s Head Coach Clarence Seedorf must be meticulous in his selections. “Cameroon are the defending African champions. They have what it takes to retain the trophy. The team needs to work hard and get good results”, Milla told BBC Sport ahead of the African showpiece event which kicks off on 21 June.“Seedorf has great experience as a former player. At his prime, he was amongst the best in the world. He has played many top competitions and he knows what it takes to win big tournaments.“He must make the right choices. He has to set up a team that will suit the attributes of his players. Cameroon must defend properly but also have a good attack line that can make the difference when things get tough.”The Indomitable Lions are currently training at the prestigious facilities of Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid in Valdebebas and played two friendlies against Zambia on 9 June and another against Spanish side AD Alcorcon today.The squad will then jet off to Doha, Qatar for a second training camp from 11-16 June with a game against Mali on 14 June.Some of Seedorf’s recent selections have been heavily scrutinised by local press in Cameroon.The Dutch tactician has been criticised for keeping faith in players who had little or no game time this season with their respective clubs.Despite the backlash, Milla has thrown his support behind the team, calling on fans to be tolerant with Seedorf and his technical staff.“In 2017, about ten players turned down call-ups to the national team and Cameroon travelled to Gabon with a core of inexperienced and not very popular players. Yet we ended up winning the competition.“No-one believed we could even go past the group stages but the boys won the Cup. Fans have to be patient. Let’s wait and see what they can do in Egypt.“The group stage shouldn’t be challenging for the Lions. Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau are teams we’ve beaten in the past – be it during the Nations Cup or in qualifiers.“We shouldn’t be afraid of anyone. It’s up to Seedorf and Kluivert to build a good team for the various games. So far, Seedorf has done a good job with qualifying the team but now is the most crucial part and he needs to live up to expectations.“The ideal scenario will be for Cameroon to win their sixth trophy in Egypt and clinch a seventh in 2021 when the country stages the Africa Cup of Nations. This will be tough – but it’s possible.”One of Africa’s most successful players, Milla made his debut for Cameroon in 1973 in a World Cup qualifier against Zaire, present-day Democratic Republic of Congo, going on to score 37 goals in 63 appearances.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Understanding why esports is such a valuable proposition for betting operators April 2, 2020 Puntt turns to pool dynamics to break new ground in esports wagering January 30, 2020 New esports betting operator Midnite has committed to ensuring the integrity of esports events is prioritised after securing a new partnership with the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).Under the new partnership, Midnite will join ESIC’s anti-corruption programme and will also contribute to ESIC’s suspicious bet alert network.ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith said: “In reaching our goal which is to make esports as fair as possible, bookmakers play a crucial role since their internal data analysis makes it easier to recognize the signs of a rigged match. “We’re glad to welcome Midnite as our new Anti Corruption Supporter. Having them as partners is another step towards the future where esports is free from corruption and fraud.” A London-based start-up, Midnite launched its esports wagering product this year, raising a reported $2.5 million in venture capital from industry figureheads.Caroline Newman, Head of Compliance at Midnite, added: “At Midnite, we value transparency, integrity and care when it comes to our product and customers. “With our core focus being on esports betting, our ethics revolve around trust and with esports as a whole. ESIC’s experience and expertise on fighting corruption and other threats to the betting and esports industries ensure they remain sustainable and reliable. “Being a member of ESIC is an honour, and we look forward to working with the team there to uphold the integrity of esports.” According to ESIC, the number of betting alerts that may be connected to match-fixing, from 2017 to 2018 nearly doubled showing the increase from 39 to 74. Citing concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and an influx of esports betting markets, ESIC has recorded an approximate 50% rise in suspicious betting alerts. ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has been banned for one match for arguing with the referee’s decisions during his side’s 2-1 loss to Udinese.The Rossoneri boss will now join Kevin Prince-Boateng and Cristian Zapata in the stands, after both players were sent off in the loss at Stadio Friuli.All three will now miss the upcoming match against Cagliari at San Siro on Wednesday.The 45-year-old does not think that he should have earned a suspension since, in his opinion, he was merely pointing out the refereeing mistakes in a technical way.“I’m surprised,” the coach began in a phone interview with Sky Sport 24.“I questioned the referee but I never said a bad word or an insult.” Milan have already announced that they will appeal the decision as they to hope have Allegri on the bench for Wednesday night’s match.The loss to Udinese was last season’s Serie A runners-up’s third defeat in four games.
And yet, Fultz is only 20 years old and a past No. 1 overall draft pick. It’s possible he never becomes a perennial All-Star, but his prime would line up with the timelines of Booker, Deandre Ayton, Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges. It’s a bit surprising to see Phoenix express zero interest considering the team won’t be good any time soon. (The Suns currently own the worst record in the NBA at 4-23.) If Fultz is available at a cheap price, why not take a shot?Then again, the Suns’ decision-making process hasn’t made a great deal of sense for quite some time. Phoenix hasn’t made the playoffs since 2010, and with the level of competition in the West, the immediate future isn’t all that bright.The Suns could be active during trade season, but don’t expect Fultz to fill the void at point guard — even if low-risk trades for young talent are exactly what the franchise should seek out. The Suns clearly need an upgrade at point guard. Devin Booker shoulders far too much of the offensive burden, and Elie Okobo and De’Anthony Melton simply aren’t good enough at this stage in their careers to be full-time starters.But if Suns supporters feel the answer to their team’s backcourt problem lies in Philadelphia, they should start looking elsewhere. TRADE RUMORS: Is Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina available?Phoenix doesn’t have any interest in acquiring 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7, despite speculation that Philadelphia could help facilitate a three-team deal with the Suns and Lakers. Los Angeles has reportedly been working on a deal for Trevor Ariza before he becomes eligible to be traded Saturday.There have been a lot of people asking about a trade for Markelle Fultz. I will reiterate that I do not see it. From what I am hearing the Suns have no interest in Fultz, no desire to take on him and any issues he has.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) December 11, 2018Fultz’s trade value has never been lower. He is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, and there are plenty of questions about his potential. His shot has been a mess through the first two seasons of his career, and his form will need to be reworked, if not completely rebuilt from scratch.