Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:07 (IST) New Delhi: We witnessed another crackerjack of an encounter between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. In the end, it was Mumbai Indians who held their nerves and managed to upstage Kings XI Punjab on the last ball of the game by 3 wickets. It was Kieron Pollard’s heroics which was probably the difference between two sides as 197 didn’t look that challenging as it looked at one stage.(SCORECARD) 00:05 (IST) This is special. This is very special from Pollard! Wankhede crowd is on its feet! 22 needed of 9 balls Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:46 (IST) ALERT: The news from the centre is Rohit Sharma was injured during the practise yesterday and hasn’t taken the field yet. Who will be captaining in his absence? 21:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:41 (IST) Just one run. 3 runs required off 2 balls now! Will Mumbai get home? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:51 (IST) Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set to witness another cracker jack of an encounter as Mumbai Indians host Kings XI Punjab. Last time two teams played, Kings XI Punjab emerged victorious. This remains to be seen if the results would be any different this time around. The gam is drifting away from Mumbai Indians here. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle look well-settled at the crease as their partnership notch up to 86 in 9 overs, which is just a little less than 10 runs per over. If the duo can continue at this pace, 220 looks within KXIP’s range. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) 23:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100 up for Mumbai Indians! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In And..Siddhesh Lad opens his IPL career account with a six. Good start from Mumbai Indians, 11 of the first over! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:08 (IST) RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets (Kieron Pollard 83, KL Rahul 100*) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:59 (IST) 00:01 (IST) 00:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:06 (IST) 19:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:57 (IST) 00:09 (IST) That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you! Do join us for the next game as Rajasthan Royals’ host Chennai Super Kings. Till then, tada! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Two sixes already in 15 runs. Can Pollard play a captain’s knock here? WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Mumbai picks second wicket in no time. Miller out for Dhoni’s jersey number – 7. After 15 overs, it’s 131/2. Pollard believes. Mumbai Indians believes. Starts 19th over with a sensational boundary! It’s a NO BALL! And guess what? It’s yet another SIX! 8 needed off 6 balls now! WICKET: Three for Mohammad Shami! Second strike in the over and he’s doing exactly what he was asked to do. Removes the Pandyas and now, Pollard is stranded with the tail left. This was a slower ball, comfortably slower than his stock pace and Krunal got early into the loft. 19:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:00 (IST) The powerplay has been evenly matched as even when Mumbai Indians have lost Siddhesh Lad early in the innings, both de Kock and Suryakumar have kept the momentum going. After 6 overs, it’s 50/1. ALERT: Pollard gets to his 14th IPL fifty! WICKET: So two games for Ishan Kishan and two run outs! How unfortunate has he been? 23:23 (IST) 19:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:52 (IST) So, Pollard will be on strike! HERE WE GO! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ankit Rajput will bowl the final over of the innings! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:02 (IST) 2 needed off 1 ball! Can we witness a Super Over here? 4 needed off 3 balls! Can Kings XI Punjab pulls this off? Can Rajput turn hero? Pollard is on fire! 40 off just 15 balls! This is special! WICKET: This is magnificent from David Miller. This is his wicket! Quinton de Kock falls after yet another start! THIRD DOWN! 4,4,W – Story of Sam Curran’s innings! After 17.3 overs, it’s 151/4. So, 54 needed off 24 balls now! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:39 (IST) Kings XI Punjab 197/4 in 20 overs vs Mumbai Indians (KL Rahul 100*, Hardik Pandya 2/57) 19th Over: 6,4,6,6,1,2 – 25 of Hardik Pandya’s over! Where were you all this while KL Rahul? – Just 8 runs away from his maiden IPL ton. After 19 overs, it’s 184/4. So, Alzarri Joseph will play the last ball of the 19th over! This game is not over! It can go anywhere! 23:58 (IST) 20:06 (IST) 22:09 (IST) ALERT: KL Rahul brings his 14th IPL fifty! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:31 (IST) Kings XI Punjab is off to a cautious start here. Both batsman trying to settle in before going down town. After 2 overs, it’s 4/0. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MILESTIONE ALERT: KL Rahul slams maiden IPL ton! 20:53 (IST) 19:29 (IST) WICKET: Knocked him over! Lad came towards off stump, Shami utilizes his experience and dangerous Lad has to go back! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:56 (IST) 4 needed off 4 balls! Rahul Chahar is the new man in! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ankit Rajput picks all important wicket of Pollard! Is there another twist in the game? 21:37 (IST) WICKET: Sam Curran joins the party as he sends in-form Suryakumar Yadav back to pavilion. Mumbai Indians loses their second wicket! That’s brilliant stuff from Pollard. 16 off first 4 balls! 2 sixes and one four. 23:42 (IST) We at News Nation are getting a smell, you want to know what’s that? – Chris Gayle may break his individual T20 record today! He is looking too good at Wankhede. WICKET: The ball hits the toe end of the bat and couldn’t clear the fine leg fielder. Straight into the hands of Rahul Chahar. Hardik Pandya picks his second! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:25 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In TOSS: Mumbai Indians opt to bowl 21:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Finally, some respite for Mumbai Indians! Universe Boss departs! Good over by Jason Behrendorff – picks first wicket! Pressure..Pressure! Ankit Rajput just couldn’t bowl that ball! The powerplay belongs to Kings XI Punjab. Both Gayle and Rahul assessed the conditions well, took their time and now hammering the opposition all-around the ground. After 6 overs, it’s 50/0. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100 up for Kings XI Punjab and it’s yet another half-century for the Universe Boss! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:06 (IST) KL Rahul is stamping his authority on opposition! With the form he is in, he is definitely boarding the flight to England for upcoming World Cup. After 18 overs, it’s 159/4. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:05 (IST) 00:18 (IST) So Mumbai Indians has been able to slow things down a bit. Chris Gayle’s dismissal has put Kings XI Punjab on the back seat. This remains to be seen if KXIP can end their innings well. After 14 overs, it’s 121/1. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:46 (IST) The toss is scheduled to happen in 30 minutes time. How excited are you? Can we see a return of Yuvraj Singh in Mumbai Indians lineup? Will Lasith Malinga get a game ahaead of Mr. Joseph? 23:07 (IST) Umpires are out in the middle. Mumbai Indians in last hurdle! And we are all set! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:23 (IST) 19:06 (IST) Okay, so Pollard is captaining the side today for Mumbai Indians! https://english.newsnationtv.com/sports-news/ipl-2019/mumbai-indians-vs-kings-xi-punjab-live-coverage-score-updates-at-wankhede-article-220134.html 11 runs off the 11th over. It’s 76 runs for the loss of three wickets. 122 runs more needed off 54 balls! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In FOUR!!! Pollard will end with some balls to spare! Just WOW! 20:10 (IST) 21:34 (IST) WICKET: Hardik Pandya gets toe end of the bat! Half-side down! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:04 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
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By Faizool DeoOVER $500 000 in cash and dozens of medals will be up for grabs when the Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport and the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) host a Relay Meet to mark the country’s 50th year as a Republic. At a simple briefing yesterday at the Conference Room of the ministry in Main Street, organisers noted that systems are falling into place for the February 16 event, which is scheduled for the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora.Events Director Mark Scott said that sprinters from Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 have been invited to field teams, but entries for the event close next Friday at 16:00hrs. “Within the entries you can bring a squad and then on the day you choose your four members that are going to run…” CASH PRIZESOverall, there will be 20 relays for three categories. Of the lot, only the seniors will receive cash. A win in the senior category is valued at $35 000, while the second-place finisher will collect $25 000 and third-place $15 000. The U-20s and the U-16s will battle for special medals with the Golden Jubilee logo. JUBILEE GAMESFestival Creative Director of the anniversary celebrations, Russell Lancaster, noted that the event would transcend athletics and be the sporting event of the celebrations.“…We thought of having a track and field games to be the jubilee games that would allow people from Guyana to come together and to celebrate strong, healthy, physical bodies. I think that this is going to be one of the more popular events of the celebration.”Lancaster noted that the organisers of the festivity understand the role that sport plays in Guyana and felt that it was integral to have it a part of the celebrations.“What is critical about the sporting aspect is that it speaks to a healthy nation and it speaks to a nation, who is physically capable of dealing with building and restructuring where we are going as a country. So we want healthy people, strong healthy Guyanese; and sport speaks very clearly to this aspect of our self.”First vice-president of the AAG, Assistant Superintendent of Police Amanda Hermonstine said that all IAAF protocols would be in place for the event.“I want to assure you that the athletics association will ensure that this event is run under the guidelines of the IAAF and that all the officials will be certified and will be ready for the event.”Overall, festival administrator Mrs Desiree Wyles-Ogle also briefed the media on the progress of the Republic celebrations. She noted that she was happy with the wide range of groups involved and singled out the AAG for its efficiency. RELAY EVENTSThe seniors and U-20 athletes will compete in 14 events, while the U-16s will battle in six events.Seniors (males and females) will compete in the 4x100m, the 4x200m, while they will join forces (two males and two females) to compete in the 4x400m (mixed). The females will also compete in an 800m sprint medley, while the males will compete in a distance medley of 2400m (600m, 600m, 400m and 800m).The U-20 males and females will also compete in the 4x100m, 4x200m and the 4x400m (mixed, which may also include U-16 athletes). The U-20 females will also compete in a sprint medley (800m) and the U20 males in a distance medley (1500m).Meanwhile, the U-16 male and females will also run the 4x100m and the 4x200m, while the females will run an 800m sprint medley and the males a 1500m distance medley.
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoTwo losses in two weeks took Wisconsin from a national ranking and Big Ten title contention to the middle of the conference with a 2-2 record.Despite the likelihood of the Badgers winning the Big Ten being slim to none, UW head coach Bret Bielema brushes that notion aside and firmly believes that there is always something to play for.”The season is a journey, and the more that you focus on the end of the journey, the further off it’ll become,” Bielema said during a press conference Monday. “Sometimes the easiest answers are right in front of you.”With that, now more than ever during his time as Wisconsin’s head coach, Bielema said he must focus on his 1-0 mentality.”I thought a responsibility that I should have emphasized even further last week was the 1-0 mentality — that the only thing we had to focus on was Penn State,” he said.According to Bielema, the team must not deter from its week-to-week mentality.While changes aren’t imminent by any means after two consecutive losses and struggles offensively and defensively that have extended beyond those two games, Bielema will be spending some time reevaluating the team’s current situation.”You have to go back and evaluate and make sure do you have the right personnel, the right scheme and did you call it in the right situation. If so, how would you do it differently in the future,” Bielema said. “As coaches, we have to maximize and take advantage of every opportunity we have to make a play.”Running back depth for Saturday Freshman Zach Brown has pleased coaches the past two weeks with not only his work ethic in practice, but with his performance on the field.Last week the backup ball carrier managed just 13 total yards on four touches. He would have had more, however, if not for a holding penalty that negated a big run.Given that Saturday is a home game, and therefore sophomore running back Lance Smith is available to play, it will come down to how well Brown practices this week to determine whether he will retain the backup role.”Basically, coach (John) Settle will express to the entire group, with P.J. Hill included, that the people that practice this week and do well during the course of the week will be the guys that take the field first,” Bielema said.While there is no question that Hill is the starting running back, according to Bielema, he too must have a good week of practice to determine how large his role will be and in what situations. Brown has been quite effective in the passing game covering his assignments.”Obviously, P.J. — in short yardage situations, normal first-and-10 situations — is our best option, but Zach has really shown us some things on third downs as well as his ability to change the game with his speed,” Bielema said.Hubbard”s statusPaul Hubbard, who has been out since Sept. 8 with a sprained knee, resumed practicing last week.His speed was there; however, he was unable to compete or run any routes. That changed yesterday, but only slightly. Hubbard ran some routes without any significant setbacks. “He hasn’t really pushed against a body yet, so we don’t know how his body is going to react,” Bielema said. “He’s going to be out there. He’s been cleared for practice, but you don’t know how his body is going to respond because this is a little bit ahead of schedule.”His absence, along with the recent season-ending injury to fellow senior wideout Luke Swan, has put significant pressure on Wisconsin’s freshmen who have responded well, particularly Kyle Jefferson.”Kyle Jefferson was recognized as our offensive MVP,” Bielema said about Jefferson’s performance Saturday. “Also, a point of note, he’s having a 19.7-yard average, which is top in the country for any freshman receiver and 12th overall. So the circumstances that he’s came about to play were ones that we didn’t like, but obviously, he’s making the most of that opportunity.”Still, it will be good to get an experienced hand, who finished second on the team with 627 receiving yards in 2006, back into the mix.
The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics continued its Students Talk Back event in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Wednesday afternoon with a discussion entitled, “The Cost of Higher Education: The Community College Debate, Student Loans and Rising Tuition,” which focused on issues of community college tuition in the wake of President Barack Obama’s proposal to make tuition free for community college students.The panel featured Larry Gordon, higher education reporter for the Los Angeles Times; Dr. Bill Scroggins, President of Mt. San Antonio College, the largest community college in California; Samantha Archie, involvement director of USC College Democrats; and Brian Burley; a member of the USC College Republicans.Co-moderators included Kerstyn Olsen, director of the Unruh Institute, and Sarah Dhanaphatana, news editor of the Daily Trojan.The panel opened with a question about the current state of community college in California and how the attraction of free tuition might dissuade students from completing their degree.Dhanaphatana began by listing statistical information released by the L.A. Times to inform the audience on numerical issues regarding community college enrollment.“About half the students enrolled in California community colleges take more than four years to graduate,” Dhanaphatana quoted. “Among full time students who entered community college in 2007, over 35,000 had not earned their degrees within three years and most were not currently enrolled in college”.However, Gordon did not view the discouraging statistics as a product of poor financial aid.“Tuition in California for community colleges is the lowest in the country by far,” Gordon said.Instead, he argued that the reason why so many people drop out of community college is because kids are not adequately prepared by their high school education. Therefore, difficult college courses discourage kids from continuing their education.The conversation then shifted over to the criticism that Obama’s free college tuition initiative would encourage students to attend community college for free even if they were admitted to an accredited four year institution.Scroggins disagreed, referring to how completion for transfer requirements do take significantly longer.“Of [students who attend community college full time despite being admitted to a four year institution], within three years 70 percent of them complete the requirements for transfer, so I don’t think the criticism that [community colleges] are not a good avenue to transfer is a valid criticism of Obama’s proposal,” Scroggins said.Olsen then asked how Obama’s proposal might affect overall student debt.“Some of [Obama’s] opponents have criticized this proposal saying that it doesn’t have a lot of details on how it would be financed,” Olsen said.Both Burley and Gordon agreed that the financial aid programs the country uses currently such as, Pell and Cal grants, need to be augmented in addition to Obama’s programs.“Investment has not kept up with the cost of education,” Gordon said.Burley expanded on the idea by suggesting that the country should reinvest in high school education when it connects to higher education.According to Burley this would better prepare students for what to expect from the college experience.“It would enhance our high school education and would give people the opportunity to know what they want to major in,” Burley said.The conversation then shifted topics to the correlation between Obama’s community college initiative and the supposed “skills gap” between California workers.Scroggins explained that the community college initiative does not fix the issue of the skills barrier.“I think that providing a free avenue to access community colleges doesn’t address the main issue of a skills gap,” Scroggins said. “What we need are incentives for colleges to align their curriculum with the needs of employers, and for employers to be part of the education system.”The final question of the event discussed the idea of 15 California community colleges starting to offer bachelor’s degrees.Burley was in favor of the idea and explained that offering bachelor’s degrees in community colleges will result in higher skilled workers and wages.“I think Obama’s pushing this so much, and as a result the work force will be more skilled,” Burley said. “I think Any time you do that you have higher skilled workers, higher wages. I think that’s the big positive.”Scroggins agreed, but explained that the 21 states that offer bachelor’s degrees through community colleges fail to recognize that technical majors require a longer period of training.“So 21 states around the nation — a lot of community colleges offer bachelor’s degrees, but they’re not in philosophy,” Scroggins said. “They’re in technical and applied fields, and those fields really require more and more training. To be a computer technician, or to be a medical lab technician, or to be a registered nurse, two years isn’t enough anymore.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with USC Athletic Director Pat Haden on the state of governance in college sports at Town & Gown on Monday evening. Price Professor and Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance moderated the conversation, which was hosted by the Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise and the USC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.The event was attended by invitation only and the guests included leadership from the Bedrosian Center, Price School of Public Policy and USC Athletics, along with student athletes, Price student ambassadors and Price faculty affiliated with the Bedrosian Center.Rice, who served as Stanford Provost between 1993-1999 overseeing the athletic department, is a lifelong athlete and is currently a member of the college football playoff committee with Pat Haden.Rice and Haden discussed from their personal experience managing collegiate athletic departments, what steps need to be taken to better the environment for student athletes.Haden discussed the need to focus on the academic side of the student athlete experience as much as the athletic side. Haden stated that this is something he has strived for during his nearly five years as athletic director and achieved given that, according to him, the fall 2014 semester was the best academic semester in 126 years of USC athletics.“We’re really proud of the academic tone [the USC athletic department has set],” Haden said. “We’re trying to be as good as the rest of the university.”Rice also emphasized the importance of a cohesive relationship between academics and athletics, stating that during her time as Stanford Provost, the issue was one she took very seriously.“I remember saying to the athletic director…if ever you come in here and tell me that a coach has complained about academics, complained about admissions, they’re gone, no questions asked,” Rice said. “I don’t want athletics and Stanford academics to start to pull apart.”Additionally, Haden, who has a history in the private sector, described collegiate sports as a poor business model.“In 19 of our 21 sports we lose about $2 million a year,” Haden said. “Total revenue for the 19 sports last year was $175,000.”Rice echoed Haden’s sentiments, stating that universities are not in the business of college sports like sports companies such as ESPN are that make considerable profits off of coverage of student athletes.“It’s funny when I hear people say ‘well, college athletics is just a business,’” Rice said. “This is not a model that you would follow if you were going to form a business.”Rice and Haden also discussed ways to improve the lives of student athletes in their unique position of juggling a full-time sport with a full-time academic course load.Rice discussed the difficulties of athletes to fit work into their schedules and how this puts them at a disadvantage financially with the full cost of attendance, factoring in everyday living expenses on top of tuition.“I have watched athletes struggle with the fact that because of their schedules with both academics and athletics, it’s hard to work, hard to pick up a little extra money … to cover basic everyday expenses and given that athletes come from variable economic backgrounds, perhaps there is something to be said for full cost of attendance,” Rice said. “I’ve always felt that four-year scholarship is a must. I don’t understand the argument that brings somebody in and then you don’t commit to them for the full time in scholarship.”Haden also spoke on the topic of improving the living conditions for student athletes. According to Haden, the student athletes at USC are only provided meals during their respective sport’s season, and even during their seasons, are only provided with one meal a day.“We had a football player about two years ago who came to me … and hadn’t been able to eat for three days. He ran out of money,” Haden said. “I think that’s … wrong. We need to be doing more for student athletes and we are.”Haden said that the NCAA has allowed universities to now feed their kids more and do more to assist in the full cost of attendance. According to Haden, over $1 million is being spent on additional food for USC student athletes.Despite these changes though Haden says that he still feels more could be done to improve the experience of student athletes at the university.“Our kids just need more time off,” Haden said. “They need to get away from the sport some and … we want our kids to have a real college experience, not just athletic experience.”Rice also emphasized the lack of time that student athletes have in their schedules due to the academic and athletic demands they face, and said that this has led to a decreasing number of two sport athletes at universities.Rice also touched on the issue of student athlete unionization, stating that she disagrees with the divide it would create between students and athletes. She even said that she would fully support the Stanford University President in pulling Stanford athletics out of Division One, if the decision was ever made to unionize.“I don’t think student athletes are or should be considered employees,” Rice said. “That, to me, is a complete reversal of the entire concept of college athletics.According to Rice, officials can fix major problems involving student athletes without unionization, but the key is to be proactive.“I think that getting ahead of some of those issues would probably have led people to not think about unionization,” Rice said. “You shouldn’t have to unionize to think about the full cost of attendance. You shouldn’t have to unionize to think about four-year scholarship. You shouldn’t have to unionize to have concussion protocol in college athletics that is at least as demanding as the concussion protocol in the NFL.”
StumbleUpon Share Share Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its new three-year National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms for the Welsh public which is hoped to have a ‘lasting impact’ on reducing gambling harms.The strategy will help support Welsh health bodies, charities, regulators and businesses in a collaborative project to help reduce gambling-related harms. Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling Commission, commented: “The new strategy will provide us and our partners across Wales the opportunity to make faster progress to reduce gambling harms. It will address not only the harms experienced by people who gamble but will also focus upon the impact that can be felt by friends, family and the wider community.“The success of this strategy relies on everyone working together to reduce gambling harms through prevention and education, and treatment and support. I’m delighted that those within the health, charity and business sectors in Wales are showing their commitment to making the strategy a success.“We all need to better understand the harms that can be caused by gambling, moving away from simply counting problem gamblers and instead build a greater understanding of the harms experienced. Over the lifetime of the strategy we will better understand the full range of harms and how to protect against them.’’Two key areas were highlighted by the Commission as part of the new initiative, including: prevention and education; treatment and support. The UKGC has laid out plans to develop a “clear public health prevention plan which includes the right mix of interventions” while also helping to deliver “treatment and support options that meet the needs of users in Wales”.The launch in Cardiff is set to be complemented by similar events to unveil the new strategy in London and Edinburgh.Dr Frank Atherton, chief medical officer for Wales, added: “I welcome the shift in emphasis in this new strategy to focus on reducing gambling harms, rather than simply promoting responsible gambling as an approach to tackling this public health issue. “Building the resilience of children and young people is essential to reducing these harms, as is understanding, through increasing the availability of robust and independent research, the most effective measures for intervention.“I have championed the introduction of a mandatory levy to support harm minimisation, prevention, evidence-based treatment options and research into gambling-related harm since taking on the role of Chief Medical Officer for Wales and wholly endorse the Gambling Commission’s commitment to pushing industry to meet their responsibilities here.” Submit
The trending phrase “sco pa tu manaa” has found its way to one of Atletico Madrid’s Twitter pages.The phrase which recently was added to the dictionary has been trending for some time now.The catchy theme has been viral ever since a musician in Ghana, Patapaa used it in his song.It appears the influence of Thomas Partey, the Ghanaian international has had the French handle of Atletico Madrid tweeting “sco pa tu manaa” with a featured image of some Rojiblancos players in it.The likes of Joao Felix, Diego Costa, and Thomas Lemar all were captured in the tweet with the catchy caption.Twitter handles as Dominos pizza have also used the term “sco pa tu manaa”.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Although he characterized this back injury as comparable to last year’s injury, every step of Kershaw’s recovery has gone more quickly this year. He was throwing off a mound within two weeks and now could possibly rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation roughly three weeks after going on the DL. A year ago, he missed five weeks.“I didn’t really have any expectations,” he said. “But, yeah, it has gone faster (than last year). I don’t know why. Maybe it (the strain) wasn’t as bad. Maybe it just healed faster. Maybe it’s the time of year. I don’t know.”PITCHERS PROGRESSLike Tom Koehler (shoulder) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (groin), reliever Tony Cingrani suffered a setback recently in his recovery from a strained rotator cuff.Related Articles Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Though he has pitched just once in the past seven weeks – spending 30 days on the DL with biceps tendinitis then suffering a back strain after making one start – Kershaw is clearly pushing to do the same this time.“It’s a conversation,” Roberts said. “Obviously, Clayton is going to be on the more aggressive side, which we can appreciate. We have to have the conversation with the training staff, the front office and really figure out what makes the most sense for him and us.“You can absolutely make that case (for a rehab start) and that was our thought. But when you talk to the player, you bake that in. But you look at how much he’s pitched over the past two months, yeah, it hasn’t been a whole lot. So to see it in real competition, obviously, that makes a lot of sense.”Left-hander Caleb Ferguson remains on the Dodgers’ roster as an option for this weekend if Kershaw does not return.“We’ll see,” was all Kershaw would say to the question of where he will pitch in four or five days. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ CHICAGO — The great debate has been renewed.Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was expected to throw a simulated game in Los Angeles in the next two days. Instead, he traveled to Chicago with the team and threw 45 pitches over three simulated innings at Wrigley Field on Monday afternoon – a change that sets him up to potentially return from his latest back injury and pitch for the Dodgers against the New York Mets this weekend.“It felt good today,” Kershaw said after the workout. “I’ll be pitching somewhere in the next four or five days.”And that is the subject of the debate that seems to follow each of Kershaw’s trips to the DL over the past three years. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts essentially acknowledged that the team would prefer it if Kershaw made a rehab start with “one of our affiliates, most likely OKC,” the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers. In the past, Kershaw has pushed to eschew the rehab assignment and return straight to the majors. Roberts said Cingrani felt “a little something” in his shoulder during his throwing session a few days ago and his workouts have been shut down temporarily.“When he gets ramped up, I really don’t know,” Roberts said.Cingrani has been out since leaving a June 6 appearance after one batter.Meanwhile, right-hander Walker Buehler has progressed in his recovery from a microfracture in a rib on his right side and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday in New York. Buehler has been out since June 8.“From that point, we’ll have a little more information to figure out how aggressive we can be with him,” Roberts said of Buehler’s bullpen session.Roberts also said Ryu’s setback was just “some tightness” in his injured groin muscle and he has already resumed throwing. Ryu will try throwing off a mound again “in the next couple days.”ALSOVeteran infielder Chase Utley is expected to come off the DL during the series in Chicago.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 1-2, 6.20 ERA) at Cubs (LHP Mike Montgomery, 2-2, 3.31 ERA), Tuesday, 5:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available) Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day
The best thing Bauer can do now is contribute to a franchise that’s trending upward. He will be part of a rotation that features All-Star Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray, and the fact that Cincinnati moved Puig, who also was viewed as a risk when he signed but eliminated those concerns with 22 home runs this season, shows confidence within the organization. Bauer could be a piece that helps the Reds make a last-ditch run at a wild card spot this season or a one-and-a-half-year-rental that simply waits for the next payday. He needs to make the best of it either way. There’s room for Bauer’s personality in Cincinnati. After all, former Reds reliever, fan favorite and World Series champion Rob Dibble once threw a baseball into the stands in frustration and hit a school teacher in 1991. Dibble remains a “Nasty Boys” cult hero with Reds fans today, even though his time ended in Cincinnati after 1993. Can Bauer become that kind of fan favorite? Maybe, but it will start — and should stay — on the mound. Bauer has a good sample against the National League; he’s 12-5 with a 2.54 ERA and 187 Ks in 177.1 innings for his career in interleague play. If the Reds get that kind of pitcher, then this gamble will pay off. The Indians traded Trevor Bauer to the Reds in a three-team deal two days after the right-hander launched a baseball over the center field fence in frustration when he was pulled from a start against the Royals. Bauer’s time in Cleveland — which produced mixed results on the mound and a few unpredictable, even controversial incidents off it — is over. With Cincinnati, Bauer gets a fresh start and opportunity to perform as a key piece for a franchise that looks ready for contention in 2020. MORE: How to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whip-around show, for free on DAZNThe Reds offer a chance for Bauer to go from distraction to attraction. It’s on Bauer to prove himself with the move, and he can do it. Bauer is an incredible pitcher — when he’s on. He finished sixth in the AL Cy Young voting last season with a 2.21 ERA and 221 Ks in 175.1 innings. He leads the majors in innings pitched this season (156.2), but he also leads in walks (63), hits batsmen (14) and his ERA increased to 3.79. Those statistics will be remembered less than the viral stories from his time in Cleveland.— Like the time he cut his hand on a drone ahead of a scheduled ALCS start against Toronto in 2016.— Or the two mediocre World Series starts against the Cubs that ended in losses.— Or his unique dating rules he detailed in a Sports Illustrated profile in February.— Or the allegations of Twitter harassment.— Or, of course, when Bauer launched the ball over the center field fence in Kansas City, which prompted Indians manager Terry Francona to ask, “What the (expletive) is wrong with you?” You can debate the levels of Bauer’s quirkiness, passion as a player or likability as a teammate all you want — his story about Charlie Sheen showing up at UCLA practice is hilarious — but the latest distraction (which was immature at a minimum) did not help his cause. The Indians’ brass had seen enough from a player who openly talked about signing one-year deals in the future with his contract expiring in 2020. That cannot be debated knowing they are three games off the AL Central lead and expect to get ace Corey Kluber back, perhaps in August. Meanwhile, what the (expletive) is wrong with the Reds? RIVERA: Grading the Trevor Bauer tradeCincinnati gave up Yasiel Puig, an emerging fan favorite who didn’t leave until he finished one more brawl with the Pirates, and speedy prospect Taylor Trammell, who is off to San Diego, to take on a pitcher who turns 29 next season and will be a free-agent after that. That’s not all. A sizable cross-section of Reds fans knows all about Bauer’s comments in a June 21 profile with The New York Times. “I would love to see vintage Pete Rose in today’s game,” Bauer said in the article. “He would get absolutely annihilated.” The Great American Ball Park is adjacent to Pete Rose Way. Rose’s statue sits in front of the stadium. That will at least take a cursory smoothing over with the fan base that still yearns for the return of the Big Red Machine. When it comes to Rose, they remember everything.
The U17 national basketball team of BiH yesterday defeated the team of China and thus won the 9th place in the World Championship that is taking place in Spain.After being eliminated by Australia in the round of 16, the BiH national team previously celebrated against Taiwan and the Dominican Republic in the fight for the placement between 9th and 16th place.The last opponent of the BiH national team at the World Championship was China. Although the BiH players were favorites in the match, the Chinese players have proven to be a hard nut to crack.At the very beginning of the match, the Chinese team led with 4:0, but in the continuation the BiH players took the ends in their hands and closed the first quarter with the result of 28:18 in their favor.By the end of the first half time, that lead increased, so the scoreboard showed 49:34.The BiH team suffered a catastrophic fall in the game, when they scored 12 points in ten minutes and received as much as 28 points in the same time.However, the BiH players managed to pull themselves together and in the fourth quarter they celebrated with 27:22 and ended the match with the result of 88:84.The most efficient player of the match was, expectedly, Džanan Musa with 33 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Sani Čampara scored 19 points, with five assists. Also worth mentioning is the performance of Vedran Mirković, who scored 11 points, with five rebounds.The most efficient player in the national team of China was Chen with 30 points, while Zhu scored 15.At the beginning of the match, the Chinese took the lead with 4:0, and the BiH team responded with a series of 8:0. In the continuation, the BiH manage to make seven points of advantage for 14:7, increasing it to the final 10 points more by the end of the first period (28:18).The BiH team ended the second quarter in their favor, with a result of 21:16, and went to half time with 15 points more (49:64). The most efficient players in the first 20 minutes of the game were Sani Čampara with 14 points and three assists and Džanan Musa with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists. Also worth mentioning is the performance of Vedran Mirković, who scored eight points and recorded three rebounds. The most efficient player in the China team was Chen with 10 points, while Zhao scored eight.In the third quarter, the BiH team experienced a catastrophic fall in the game, losing this quarter with 16 points less than China (12:28).In the last period, the BiH team somehow managed to recover from the terrible period of the game and celebrate with 27:22, which was enough for the final 88:84.(Source: avaz.ba/photo: zenit.ba)