Corporate Sponsors Wanted for Young Athletes

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLifestyleLocalNews Corporate Sponsors Wanted for Young Athletes by: – January 6, 2020center_img Share 41 Views   no discussions Augustine Pascal of the Dominica Cricket Association says corporate Dominica is missing out on major opportunities to endorse talented sportsmen and women in Dominica.He spoke candidly with Dominica Vibes recently to say that several young athletes are making waves in the region and should have corporate sponsors to spotlight them while bringing profits to the organisations in symbiotic relationship.He referenced Alick Athanaze, Stephan Pascal and Earsinho Fontaine, all young talented cricketers.“[Athanaze] can do promotions on their behalf and [sponsors] can assist him in other areas of his development. There are other athletes who were on his team in Grenada who are looked after by corporate Grenada. Why can’t it happen here?”He expects that Earsinho Fontaine is one of those to watch. “We have other players like Fontaine; he’s very talented,” Pascal says.“These people have to be looked after. It cannot be all on the parents and the system; they cannot do everything. Corporate Dominica and the business people have to step up.”He says every sport played locally has its own prodigies who could benefit and bring benefit to businesses.Pascal believes sports endorsements will teach young athletes accountability and responsibility while creating a public image that is recognizable and inspiring for both parties.last_img read more

Continue reading

Serie A meeting Italian government to discover fate of season

first_img Brescia are sitting last in the league, and have nothing to gain by concluding this nightmare season. Torino president Urbano Cairo, whose club are 15th, would also gladly abandon the season. “I bow to the majority choice,” said Cairo, voicing his concerns over “the short time between the end of this season and the start of the next one,” scheduled for September 1. AC Milan’s Swedish froward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the big stars of the championship, has already suffered a calf injury in training, and could be out for a month. “I think it’s chaos,” said Italy coach Roberto Mancini. “If I were to speak only as a coach, I would prefer it to stop and start calmly next season. “There is going to be an endless series of matches and I don’t know what state the players will be in.” On Friday, the ‘Plan B’ will also be analysed at the Lega Serie A meeting, a format with short playoffs to determine the title, European places and relegation, if the season is again suspended, or all the matches not played. Another issue to be solved is that of players’ contracts and whether they can be extended to complete the season beyond its natural expiration. The issue of wage cuts also remains unresolved and liability in the event of illness remains complex. But one team who have been anxious to return to the pitch are Lazio. Loading… Read Also: Serie A: Brescia contemplate terminating Balotelli contract The Roman club were just one point behind leaders Juventus when the season was suspended, and within touching distance of the third Scudetto in the club’s 120-year history. “We miss football, I don’t speak only for myself or for our team. We hope that the right decision can be made soon to complete this championship,” said captain Senad Lulic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Serie A’s hopes of following Germany and Spain back onto the pitch will be decided on Thursday in a meeting with the Italian government which will determine the fate of the season in Italy. Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina hopes for a return to Serie A  Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora will tell representatives from the Italian football federation and Lega Serie A if the health conditions are right to return to action after nearly three months. The season has been on hold since March 9 when it was halted as coronavirus infections spread rapidly in Italy. The pandemic has killed almost 33,000 people in the country. Clubs returned to group training on May 19 but competitive action remains suspended until mid-June. The indications are that Spadafora and the government’s Scientific Technical Committee will agree to both implementing a health protocol and to resume the season. If there is a green light on Thursday, Lega Serie A will meet Friday to examine “the different calendar hypotheses” for the remaining Serie A and Italian Cup matches. The league wants competition to resume on the weekend of June 13-14, starting with four postponed fixtures – Atalanta-Sassuolo, Verona-Cagliari, Inter Milan-Sampdoria and Torino-Parma. They hope the season will resume fully on June 20, with the goal of awarding the league title, defining promotions and relegations, before playing Italian Cup semi-finals, with the final in early August. The closing stages of the European club competitions could also be played in August. Three Italian clubs are still in the Champions League and two in the Europa League. – ‘Risking safety’ – But not everyone agrees with a return to the pitch and the packed schedule required with teams needing to play three matches a week, in hot summer conditions. Brescia and Torino, situated in the northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont respectively, which accounted for nearly 60 percent of Italy’s COVID19 deaths, have consistently opposed to a return. “To finish this championship is forcing it in my opinion,” Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello said this week. “It’s risking the safety of the players.”last_img read more

Continue reading

Inter’s title hopes stall in share of six-goal Sassuolo thriller

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very RemarkableTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With Read Also: Video: Messi lucky to escape red card during Barca vs Athletic clubLazio – four points behind Juventus – play Atalanta in Bergamo bidding to keep their bid for a first Serie A title since 2000 on track.Roma, in fifth, host relegation-threatend Sampdoria in the Stadio Olimpico.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter, in third, are eight points behind leaders Juventus and four adrift of second-placed Lazio who travel to Atalanta later Wednesday.“The draw hurts us,” said Inter boss Antonio Conte.“We had several chances to kill off the game. There is a lot of regret. If we look at the goals there is so much to be reviewed, small and big individual errors.”Conte’s side got off to the worst possible start at the San Siro with Italian forward Francesco Caputo opening the scoring for the visitors after just four minutes.Caputo, 32, punished some poor defending, picking up a Filip Djuricic cross to slide the ball past a stunned Samir Handanovic.But a Jeremie Boga foul on Milan Skriniar allowed Inter to get back into the game as Lukaku stepped up on 41 minutes to score from the penalty spot.Cristiano Biraghi then broke through following good work with Alexis Sanchez for the defender’s first league goal for Inter in first-half stoppage time.Inter could rue Roberto Gagliardini’s spectacularly missed chance to give the hosts a two-goal cushion, hitting the crossbar in front of goal.Three goals came in the final ten minutes with Domenico Berardi pulling Sassuolo level from the penalty spot on 81 minutes.Lukaku had a goal ruled offside before Borja Valero latched onto an Antonio Candreva free-kick to tap in five minutes later.But defender Giangiacomo Magnani bagged a point for 12th-placed Sassuolo with one minute to go.Conte’s woes were compounded by defender Skriniar being sent-off in extra time. Romelu Lukaku struck his 25th goal of the season but Inter Milan’s title hopes stalled on Wednesday night with a 3-3 draw against Sassuolo.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Continue reading

Cricket News Malinga Takes FOUR In FOUR To Become First Bowler To Claim 100 Wickets In T20I

first_imgMalinga becomes first bowler to take 100 wickets in T20Is.The Lankan skipper took a historic hat-trick to decimate Kiwis.Sri Lanka bowled New Zealand out for 88 and won the match by 37 runs.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga on Friday took a hat trick became the first bowler in Twenty20 internationals to claim 100 wickets, achieving the feat in the third match against New Zealand in Kandy. Soon after reaching the feat, the Lankan speedster decimated the New Zealand top order by picking up four wickets in four balls.Malinga, who surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi’s tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20 wicket-taker on Sunday, bowled Colin Munro to get a century of wickets in his 76th match.The 36-year-old speedster went on to complete a hat-trick and took four wickets in four balls. Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor followed Munro to the pavilion. The Lankans bowled New Zealand out for 88 to win the third T20 by 37 runs.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Continue reading

Super 16 semi-finalists decided| Santos down defending champs Den Amstel, GDF edge Buxton, Police arrest Western Tigers

first_imgSIX (of eight) days into the 2019-2020 edition of the GFF Super 16 Cup the semi-finals will be contested tomorrow night at GFC ground, Bourda.New champions would be crowned following the exit of defending champions, Den Amstel at the hands of Santos Football Club in clinical fashion, 3-0.Netting the final goal was Kester ‘Shoes’ Jacobs who had won the 2018-2019 championship with Den Amstel. For that matter, Santos current captain and central defender Kevin Dundas also won the tournament with Den Amstel.The match-ups on Boxing Night were anticipated to be exciting. The young Buxton United did take the fight to the Guyana Defence Force, but were guilty of spilling at least three chances in the first half which, and as has been the case ever so often not capitalising, came back to haunt them as the soldiers nailed them in the end.Santos ensured themselves a chance to challenge for the top prize by eliminating defending champions, West Demerara’s Den Amstel, compliments of a solid 3-0 win. The match that continued from Christmas night between Guyana Police Force and Western Tigers saw the lawmen put the Tigers away very early – Trayon Bobb scoring on the first run down) of the ten-minute affair.The match, which was the feature affair on Christmas night, had to be continued on Boxing Night due to problems with the lights at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary. At that juncture, the score was tied 1-1 and the game was in the second half of extra time.Daniel Wilson had sent Police ahead in the 50th minute but Western Tigers found the neutralising goal on the stroke of full time (89th minute) via the penalty route, Andrew Murray nailing the shot.Daniel Wilson (right) and Trayon BobbFast track to Boxing Night, when the whistle was sounded to signal the start of the final ten minutes at GFC, the man starting the ball, Bobb in combo with Wilson and Pernel Shultz and teammates showed the energy and focus to score straightaway even as the Tigers were still getting warm.Western, somehow did not seem enarmoured to give it their having had almost 24-hours to recover. Their lack of capitalising on the moment cost them in the end.Police have now advanced to the last four and have earned a date with the Guyana Defence Force in a match that certainly has all the ingredients for an explosive combat.The Army was held under duress for some time against the young and exciting Buxton United but the Buxtonians can blame only themselves for letting their opponents off the hook.With the first half ending 0-0, it was Buxton who took the lead in the 61st minute, Omari Glasgow finally was able to find the target after a few misses – one of those, mere minutes before he beat GDF custodian, Enoch Carmichael.But Buxton’s goal only woke up the GDF side as they responded in like manner four minutes later, Benjamin Opara levelling things up in the 65th minute with his fourth goal of the tournament, the same as Fruta Conquerors’ Delon Lanferman.That goal changed the momentum of the match and GDF eventually sealed the deal with a Sherwin Caesar goal in the 90th minute.Santos, even though they were reduced to 10-men in the 69th minute, were still able to send Den Amstel packing. Ryan October’s second yellow card in the 69th minute after the first in the 6th minute, did not really matter as by then, Santos were already up 2-0.The battle was real as neither team wanted to give up any real estate in the final third which made it difficult for chances to be had. But Santos eventually found the opening in the 43rd minute, Orin Yarde pouncing the chance with glee to hammer his shot past goalkeeper Ryan Hunte.Stephon Reynold doubled the advantage for Santos two minutes into the second half and by then it was all over bar the shouting for Den Amstel. The sealer, which more or less rubbed salt into the wounds of the Den Amstel team, came off the boot of one of their own, Kester Jacobs in the 90+2 minutes.Santos have earned a date with Fruta Conquerors in the first semi-final tomorrow night at the GFC ground. The second semi would be a battle of the armed forces when the Guyana Defence Force throw down the gauntlet to their counterparts from Guyana Police Force.last_img read more

Continue reading

Badgers split in opening weekend

first_imgThe No. 1-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team played its season opening series this weekend, fighting to a 1-1 split against a tough Minnesota-Duluth team.The Badgers won Sunday’s game at the Kohl Center in dramatic fashion with a 4–3 overtime victory. With UW trailing 3–2 in the third period, freshman forward Tia Hanson scored her first goal as a Badger when she put a loose rebound into the net, tying the score at 3–3 with less than four minutes remaining.Wisconsin completed the comeback victory just 53 seconds into the overtime period. With the two teams playing four-on-four due to offsetting penalties, Badgers’ forward Sara Bauer deflected defenseman Bobbi-Jo Slusar’s shot from the point for the winning goal. It was Bauer’s first goal of the season, with assists on the winning goal being credited to Slusar and forward Jinelle Zaugg.Much of the game, however, didn’t go the Badgers’ way. After freshman forward Erika Lawler scored her first career goal on a breakaway for the Badgers, the Bulldogs responded with a pair of goals before the end of the period.A slap shot from the stick of Bulldogs’ forward Michaela Lanzl tied the game at the 14:19 mark of the first period, and then defenseman Rachael Drazan put the Bulldogs ahead a little more than two and a half minutes later with an even-strength goal.Drazan threw a weak, fluttering shot on goal. Screened by her own defense, the Badgers’ senior goaltender Meghan Horras was unable to see the puck until it had reached the back of the net for a Bulldog goal.The Badgers dodged a bullet in the middle of the third period while trying to come back from the 3-2 deficit. The Bulldogs launched a barrage of shots, three of which hit the pipe in the span of just two minutes. Fortunately for UW, none of the shots reached the back of the net. This seemed to be the turning point of the game, as the Badgers used that fortune to shift the momentum in their favor and score the final two goals.In contrast to Sunday’s victory, Saturday’s game was a game of missed opportunities and hard luck. The Badgers lost 5-2 despite out-shooting the Bulldogs 36 to 25 in addition to receiving 16 minutes of powerplay time. With the game tied 2-2 at the start of the third period, UW freshman forward Kayla Hagan missed a penalty shot, which was promptly followed by an injury to junior forward Meaghan Mikkelson. Bulldogs’ forward Micheala Lanzl received a two minute penalty for cross-checking Mikkelson, who went hard into the boards. She left Saturday’s game after taking several minutes to get up off the ice and was unable to play Sunday.”[Mikkelson] won’t be around for a while,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “That’s obviously a hole we had to fill tonight and [she’s] somebody that we’ll miss, but that’s part of our business and part of our game. But she’ll be out for a little while.”Due to the penalty on Lanzl and an unrelated penalty, the Badgers received a minute and a half of a five-on-three advantage, but were unable to convert the opportunity into goals. The momentum then shifted to the Bulldogs, who scored an ensuing powerplay goal and even-strength goal less than two minutes apart, making the score 4-2. They would also add an open-net goal in the closing seconds of the period after Bauer was robbed by Bulldogs’ goalie Riitta Schaublin.Despite the disappointing loss Saturday, Johnson was quick to point to the bright sides of both games, finding reason for optimism going into next weekend’s home match-up against Vermont.”The whole thing is about seeing who likes playing against the competition and we played six young players tonight and last night,” Johnson said. “So hopefully we’ll be able to roll from this, and they [the Bulldogs] are one of the better teams in the country. Last night [Saturday] was a very good game … I thought we played well; I thought our powerplay did not do well.””Tonight [Sunday] was sort of a different game. Both teams played well at certain points and we were able to make a comeback and win it in overtime so hopefully that will springboard toward our next game.”last_img read more

Continue reading

LA Dodgers stay on the offensive in rout of Diamondbacks

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Clayton Kershaw’s ability to curb opposing offenses is well documented. But who knew he was holding his own team’s bats in check?Coincidence or not, the Dodgers have become a much more offensive club since losing the ace of their pitching staff, capable of hitting their way out of trouble — like Sunday’s 14-3 drubbing of the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Dodgers lost yet another starting pitcher just 13 pitches into the game when Bud Norris left with back muscle tightness, seeming to leave them with just three healthy starters and only hours left before the non-waiver trade deadline to fortify that group.No matter. They outhit the Diamondbacks 17-3, including home runs by Yasmani Grandal, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson. Ross Stripling replaced Norris on the fly and took the first leg of a six-man relief relay that covered 8 2/3 innings while allowing just three hits (none after the fourth inning). “It’s contagious,” Seager said. “It’s been up and down the lineup the past month or so. It’s been what you need, what you’re looking for.”The Dodgers spotted the Diamondbacks a starting pitcher and a 3-0 lead Sunday — thanks in part to a bizarre take on the hidden-ball trick.One Diamondbacks run scored in the fourth inning when a pitch from Stripling bounced in front of the plate, ricocheted off the bottom of Grandal’s face mask and slipped down under his chest protector. When Grandal couldn’t locate the ball quickly enough, the runner from third base was awarded home.“I asked the umpire at second base and he said after 21 years in the league, that’s the first time he’s seen it,” Grandal said. “That’s one of those weird plays that you hardly get to see. I think it’s even more (rare) than a triple play.”The Dodgers started making balls disappear in a more conventional fashion with three-run home runs by Grandal and Seager and a two-run shot by Pederson.For Grandal, the homer was his 15th of the season, tied for the most by a catcher in the majors this season. Seager’s home run was his 18th of the season but first since June 30. He did plenty of damage without the long ball in July. He had hits in 18 of his 21 games, batting .347 (33 for 95) during the month with 10 doubles, a triple, 15 runs scored and 10 RBI.“That’s pretty aggressive,” Roberts said when asked if the Dodgers could just slug their way to success the rest of the way. “I think you look at us on paper and when things weren’t going well in April, I think those guys kept confident. Now, like I’ve said before, the baseball cards are starting to line up with the numbers currently.“I do believe we’re an offensive club and do have a lot of balance and depth – all the things that can carry you through a season.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Dodgers have now won 18 of 28 games since Kershaw’s injury seemed to tie an anchor to their fortunes, shaving six games off the San Francisco Giants’ lead in that time (from eight games back to two).“I don’t know the record but I do know we made a concerted effort to do a little more,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That’s all 25 guys in the clubhouse. The results have been great. But the mindset, for me, was most important.”The starting rotation has muddled along without its bell cow, continuing to put a heavy burden on the bullpen. With Sunday’s 8 2/3 innings of work, the Dodgers bullpen has pitched 135 1/3 innings in the past 33 games — an average of more than four innings per game.It has been the offense, however, that has proven to be the difference.In 77 games through Kershaw’s last start, the Dodgers were averaging just 4.14 runs per game, the main reason their record was tethered within a few games of .500 for most of the season’s first two months. Over the past 28 games, however, the average has jumped a full run and in the month of July the Dodgers led the National League by averaging 5.25 runs per game, winning 15 of 24 games.last_img read more

Continue reading

Avalanche, Mikko Rantanen agree to 6-year, $55.5 million deal

first_img Mitch Marner contract news: Maple Leafs, winger agree to 6-year extension Mikko Rantanen is coming off of a career year with the Avalanche and he is finally being rewarded for it.The team has agreed to a six-year, $55.5 million deal with the restricted free agent, a team spokesman confirmed to the Denver Post. Related News #Avs spokesman confirms Mikko Rantanen is under contract at $55.5 million, six years ($9.25 AAV)— Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) September 28, 2019Colorado also confirmed the deal on Twitter.ALL OF THIS.FOR SIX MORE YEARS.LET’S GO!!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/KZvY5PvOUj— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 29, 2019“Signing Mikko to a long-term deal has been a priority, and we are excited to have him under contract for the next six years,” general manager Joe Sakic said in a release. “Mikko has established himself as one of the premier young wingers in the NHL and is a big part of our core group. We look forward to having him back with the team as we get ready to start the season.” Rantanen formed possibly the best line in all of hockey last year alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog and the winger might have been the best player out of those three at times.He scored 31 goals and added 56 assists as the Avalanche made the playoffs for the second straight year and lost to the Sharks in the second round in a controversial seven-game series.With the regular season just days away, it looked like Rantanen could go into the season without a deal, but like Patrik Laine of the Jets and Mitch Marner of the Maple Leafs, he came up with a contract just in time.last_img read more

Continue reading

Banged-up Bucks made ‘right call’ to sit starters against Nuggets

first_imgEric Bledsoe is also dealing with an injury, but Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer did not play Khris Middleton, Donte DiVincenzo, Marvin Williams or Brook Lopez at all against the Nuggets.With a playoff spot already secured and a healthy lead over the Raptors at the top of the Eastern Conference, Korver — who scored 23 points — understood why the decision was made to manage minutes for key players.”Different guys are banged up,” Korver told the media. “We’ve got a good home stretch coming up here and we want to get right. Guys have nicks and knacks and you take care of it. We’ve got some important games coming up, so it was definitely the right call.” Kyle Korver insisted the Bucks made the right call in resting some of their starters despite slipping to a third successive loss on Monday.Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the 109-95 defeat to the Nuggets as he is sidelined with a minor knee sprain, his status to be evaluated again ahead of this week’s home game with the Celtics. Kyle dropped a season-high 23 PTS and shot 53% FG. pic.twitter.com/ngOLjBcxOa— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 10, 2020Budenholzer was pleased with the performance of those who did feature against Denver, revealing he opted to go with the “freshest bodies” at the end of a three-game road trip.”This was the group that gave us our best chance,” he said. “Every night in the league you need something different. I thought we needed a lot of energy tonight going against a good Denver team. We were right there. This group put us right where we wanted to be. We just weren’t quite able to get it done.”At some point, you go with the kind of freshest bodies in certain situations. Those other guys are good, available and I told them to be ready. But we went with the group we did because we thought that was the best thing tonight.”last_img read more

Continue reading

FAU to take on UAB at 2019 Ryan Conference

first_imgIt’s Championship time!The FAU Owls will take on UAB this Saturday for the 2019 Ryan Conference USA Football Championship!Kick-off starts at 1:30 pm at FAU Stadium.Come out and support the team as they look to capture their second conference title in the last three seasons!For ticket information, visit FAUTICKETS.COM or call 1-866-FAU-OWLS!See you at FAU Stadium this Saturday!Can’t make it? Listen live on our sister station Foxsports 640!last_img

Continue reading