Garrett’s goal propels Guyana to U-15 title in St Martin

first_imgA LONE strike from Jermaine Garrett was good enough to help Guyana clinch a 1-0 victory over hosts St Martin to win the U-15 SOUALIGA Cup on Sunday.Guyana finished undefeated, scoring eight goals in their six games played, while being able to keep a clean sheet throughout the ten-team tournament.The Bryan Joseph-coached side played to a scoreless draw in their matches against Barbados and Guadeloupe, but beat Martinique 1-0 in their third game, then crush the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in their quarter-final game.Guyana then clinched their spot in the final with a 1-0 win over Dominica, with Technical Director Ian Greenwood showering the team with praise for their level of play.After clinching the tournament title, Greenwood said that there’s “still a long way to go with this group of players, but I know with more training and through the Academy Training Centres (ATC) we will get there. We have to ensure that the guys stay focused and stick with the objective. With this group of players, five years down the line, we’re looking for them to be National senior team players.”The team was selected from the GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres (ATC) – East Coast (4); East Bank (1); Georgetown (5); Rupununi (3); Bartica (1); Berbice (1) and one player from Region 1.Greenwood explained, prior to the team’s departure that the tournament in St Martin will serve as preparation for the CONCACAF U-15 tournament which will be played August 13-19 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.last_img read more

Bahamas crush Guyana 114-63 at Centrobasket U-17 Championship

first_img… Guyana face Puerto Rico today at 15:00hrsA GAME-HIGH 32 points from guard Kevon Wiggins was not enough to stop the Bahamas from hammering Guyana by 51 points (114-63) in their opening game of the 2017 Centrobasket U-17 Championship yesterday in the Dominican Republic.Nigel Bowen (13 points) was the only other Guyanese in double digits, with Domnick Bridgewater scoring a team-high 27 points and eight steals for the Bahamas, while Grevaughn Goodman (23 points) and Samuel Hunter (17 points) were the other top scorers.The Lugard Mohan-coached side will now face Puerto Rico today from 15:00hrs in their second game, where they will hope for an improved performance.It was certainly not the type of start Mohan wanted, but the Guyanese were certainly not ready for the level of play the Bahamians brought to the floor in Santo Domingo.Playing in the opening game of the championships, Guyana were outmatched at both ends of the floor, since the Bahamas team were bigger and faster and were more physical.“We think that the only way that we could compete is by being aggressive on the defence,” Mohan had told Chronicle Sport prior to their departure, but it was the Bahamas who seemed more ready to play ball.Bridgewater was the hot-hand for the Bahamas, who raced to a 41-10 point lead at the end of the first period.In the second quarter, Goodman and Hunter joined Bridgewater and terrorised Mohan’s boys, but Wiggins remained the only resistance to the Bahamas defence.Bahamas outscored Guyana 32-11 to close the first half leading by 52 points (73-21) but Wiggins sparked some life into the game with his relentless attack on the Bahamian’s defence in the third quarter.The Guyanese guard, with 11 from 33 from the floor, carried Guyana to a 27-19 scoring blitz over Bahamas, but at the close of the penultimate stanza, the eventual winners still had a 92-48 points lead.Guyana were down by 44 points starting the fourth quarter. Wiggins, with the help of Bowen, tried to shoot Guyana back into the game, but the Bahamas defence, coupled with a series of turnovers by the Guyanese, resulted in the blowout.Statistically, the numbers showed just how clumsy Guyana were with the ball, finishing with 33 turnovers (12 more than the Bahamas). The Bahamas had a total of 22 steals (12 more than Guyana), and collectively, the team shot 64% from the floor as compared to Guyana’s 35%.Bahamas scored 70 points in the paint (48 points more than Guyana), while both sides were miserable from beyond the arc (Bahamas 27.59%, Guyana 24%).Meanwhile, speaking to Chronicle Sport after his team’s heavy defeat, Mohan said “Bahamas were by far the better team. I think all the players were tired and some were a little bit nervous and scared. If we had come out in the first quarter like we did in the third, the game would have been more competitive.”“Remember just being here is a win for team Guyana, and much more if one player gets a scholarship that’s an added plus and what this is all about,” Mohan said.Looking ahead to today’s game against Puerto Rico, Mohan stated, “If we can continue with the same attitude, effort, intensity and mentality from the second half of game one, to tomorrow’s (today’s) game, that would be a step in the right direction.”The last time Guyana ever defeated the Bahamas in the sport of basketball was behind the Lugard Mohan-captained team at the 1996 CARICOM basketball Championship (now known as CBC tournament) which was hosted in Trinidad and Tobago, where they won 104-76.last_img read more

Rogers, McKoy receive Government support

first_img… Athletes to depart for Monroe College on August 18DIRECTOR of Sport Christopher Jones yesterday committed G$230 000 annually over the next four years to Onessha Rogers and Claudrice McKoy as the duo embark on a full scholarship to Monroe College.The athletes, prior to accepting the scholarship to the Bronx-based College were recipients of a full scholarship to the University of Guyana; a reward for their outstanding showing at this year’s CARIFTA Games.Jones stated today that the aforementioned sum is the equivalent to the UG Scholarship offered by the Government of Guyana and will now be used to help offset expenses while they are in the U.S.At a simple but significant event at the National Sports Commission’s (NSC) Homestretch Avenue office, the athletes signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that stipulates, “If for some reason they fail to complete their studies at Monroe College, the payments will cease and if they continue at the University of Guyana, the payment will continue”.Rogers, the former Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School (Multi) student who will major in Criminal Justice while at Monroe College, thanked the NSC and by extension the Government of Guyana for the financial support.“I’m very excited to have this opportunity to further my studies and I pledge my best to make Guyana and my family proud,” said the sprinter.last_img read more

GFF ‘Elite League’ third season starts tonight at Leonora

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will kick off the third season of their ‘Elite League’, featuring ten of the country’s top teams, with a double-header tonight at the Leonora Track and Field Facility.After the grand opening ceremony at 15:00hrs, ‘Big Four’ winners – Fruta Conquerors will face newcomers New Amsterdam United from 17:30hrs, and defending champions Guyana Defence Force (GDF) tackle first-timers Western Tigers FC at 20:00hrs.This year, the winners will receive $5M, second-place $2M, third and fourth will pocket $1M and $500 000 respectively.The new season will see six of the top clubs added to the pool of elite teams following their receipt of their respective CONCACAF Club licences in September, including Western Tigers FC, Cougars FC, New Amsterdam United FC, Ann’s Grove FC, Den Amstel FC and Milerock FC.Ian Alves, Competitions Director of the GFF said the Federation is looking forward to a competitive season with the additional clubs and incentives, and that the players also have a responsibility to ensure this is realised.“In return, players have been asked to bring their best game on each match day in order to make the league attractive to the fans. We therefore urge club supporters and football fans in general to come out and experience Guyana’s highest level of football as we continue to grow and develop the league towards self-sustenance in the near future,” Alves said.last_img read more

Wrestling: Head Coach Chris Bono already has eyes set on national title

first_imgChris Bono was introduced as the new head coach of the University of Wisconsin wrestling team last month, replacing Badger legend Barry Davis after his retirement.Having been assistant coach at Iowa State and head coach with the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, Bono brings an impressive resume to the Badger job. At SDSU, Bono transformed what was a small school program into a national contender at the top of the Big 12 conference.When asked what he could bring to a program that has already had so much success under Davis’ regime, Bono responded emphatically.When they play, they look invincible. But off the field, they struggle with mental health like anyone elseOur sports heroes are invincible. Their feats become legendary. They hit harder and run faster. Simply by the virtue of Read…“Energy We’ve got to pump this place with energy. We’ve got to get everybody fired up about Wisconsin wrestling,” Bono said.After 24 years under Davis’ regime, Bono is a young and driven head coach ready to prove Wisconsin belongs at the top of college wrestling’s best conference, the Big Ten.Wisconsin wrestling already has several key young pieces from Davis’ regime, including the coach’s last All-American Evan Wick, who Bono had nothing but glowing things to say about.“First off Evan [Wick] is a great person. I love being around the kid. He’s a great kid he’s got a great attitude and he’s fun to be around” said Bono, “Evan can be a national champion and we’re excited about that.”Four Badgers to be honored at Team USA Awards as part of USA Olympic women’s hockey teamAfter winning gold in February, former Badgers Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Alex Rigsby could take home even Read…After ending the year advancing two rounds in the 165 pound championship in NCAA’s Wick may be the most promising wrestler on the Badgers today.But while Wick will certainly be one of Bono’s more exceptional wrestlers, he has lofty expectations for the rest of the team as well.“As far as everybody else I’m very happy that these kids are all really great kids. Their attitude is awesome. The effort they’re putting out in their postseason workouts is unbelievable. And I can’t wait to get my hands on them every single day during the preseason in August.”Wisconsin will enter the new season after a successful year where the team finished sixth in the Big Ten and 17th in the nation.MLB: Brew-crew’s sluggish start shouldn’t be cause for concernDespite an underwhelming start, the outlook on the Brewers’ season has not veered too much from the pre-season excitement that Read…But Bono knows he can’t just be content with the program’s existing talent and has been working on recruiting since the first day he took over.“We recruit every day. Recruiting’s like breathing. If you stop recruiting you die, if you stop breathing you die. So we recruit every single day and there’s not a single day we’re not out reaching somebody, talking to kids, talking to coaches. So we’re on the trail,” Bono said.Though SDSU had success under Bono’s tenure, it is a significantly smaller program than what Bono will face at Wisconsin.Men’s Basketball: Tai Strickland, Joe Hedstrom, to join 2018 Badger recruiting classIncoming freshmen, Tai Strickland and Joe Hedstrom will be joining the 6-foot-8 forward Taylor Currie in the Wisconsin basketball 2018 Read…When asked how Bono would approach running a program at a school of this size and presteigem he seemed unfazed.“I’ll tell you what I’m taking that small school mentality and small school work ethic and bringing it to a place that has all the resources and everything in line to win. So we’re just going to keep putting our heads down, rolling our sleeves up and outworking everybody in the country.”Bono’s new assistant coaches will surely help him get to the ground running.Jon Reader, a former national champion wrestler with Iowa State, and Matt McDonough, another national champion from Iowa, will round out the new coaching regime for Wisconsin wrestling.Football 101 teams up with Carbone Center to sack cancerFootball 101 for Women will return for its ninth edition — this time, in an exciting new partnership with the Read…“First I’ve been with Jon [Reader] for a long time.  I coached him at Iowa State and I’ve coached with him [at SDSU] he’s like family.” Bono said.As Bono said, he and Reader have a relationship dating back to their playing days where he coached him as an All-American in the 2009 season. Reader was also an assistant for Bono for three years while he was head coach at SDSU.But Bono felt the need to go out of house for the last member of his staff in Iowa’s Matt McDonough, a two time national champion in the 125 pound division and a former member of the US national team.“As far as Matt [McDonough], he came from a storied program like Iowa who can bring in different ideas, he can recruit the state of Iowa. And he’s one heck of a competitor as a two time national champion. ” Bono said.Women’s Tennis: Badgers look to make final push for Big Tens over weekendThe University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team (8–13, 2–7 Big Ten) will travel on the road to face No. 44 Read…The ability to maintain and expand his recruiting connections in the Midwest was a major factor for Bono in coming to UW.Just last year Bono was offered a prestigious position as Head Coach for Pitt, but he turned it down because it is a different region for recruits. As a long time assistant for Iowa State and more recently the Head Coach for SDSU the majority of Bono’s connections would be in the Midwest.Fortunately, Bono should have plenty of help in recruiting from both his new assistants and from retired coach Barry Davis, who plans to stay in the area and maintain involvement with the team.While it will be impossible to replicate the legacy Davis left behind, the Badgers needed a committed replacement to pick the program up right back where it started. And with Bono at the helm, Wisconsin wrestling appears to be in good hands for the foreseeable future. _____Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that Bono had been the assistant coach San Diego State University. This article has been updated to accurately reflect the fact that he had been the assistant coach at South Dakota State University. The Badger Herald regrets this error.,_____Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that Bono had been the assistant coach San Diego State University. This article has been updated to accurately reflect the fact that he had been the assistant coach at South Dakota State University. The Badger Herald regrets this error.last_img read more

Conlon looking at St Patrick’s Day professional debut

first_imgMichael Conlan is hoping to make his professional debut in New York on St. Patrick’s weekend. The 2012 Olympic medallist and world amateur champion has signed with the Top Rank promoters in the US. Conlan is hoping to squeeze six fights into 2017, with Boston and here in Ireland likely destinations along the road.last_img

NYX Gaming Group expands influence with integration of OIA Services

first_img Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 NYX Gaming Group has agreed to integrate Italian operator OIA Services Ltd, holder of brands including Betaland and Enjoybet, to its award-winning Open Gaming System (NYX OGS™).The Toronto TSX-listed global betting supplier will oversee a significant expansion of Betaland, with the addition of the OGS Suite that includes leading NextGen Gaming titles such as DoublePlay SuperBet™, Gorilla Go Wild™ and Glorious Empire™.The integration was made possible through the NYX-owned Game360 studio team, who offer a comprehensive product portfolio that includes state-of-the-art betting and casino platforms, as well as local game titles authored and created in their Rome base.The deal is the latest to be secured by NYX in Italy, after expanding its presence in the region with the integration of both Unibet and GoldBet back in July. Like Betaland, both companies upgraded to the NYX OGS™.Andrea Guzzon, Game360 General Manager, said: “NYX Gaming Group already has a strong presence in Italy and we’re delighted to expand this even further by partnering with Betaland.“Through our Game360 portfolio and best-in-breed third-party titles, Betaland now has a comprehensive product offering which is sure to attract new and existing customers to its site.”Michele Sprovieri, Betaland General Manager, said: “Integrating the award-winning NYX OGS™ will allow us to significantly expand our offering and provide our players with even more high-quality content.“NYX’s in-house game studios have an excellent reputation for producing entertaining games rich with features, and I’m sure they will prove to be a hit with our customer base.”NYX’s further expansion into Italian markets comes on the back of a strong set of H1 2017 interim results, with the platform provider closing a busy Q2 operating period having doubled its like-for-like group revenues to CAD $119 million (£72.14 million).Matt Davey, NYX CEO, added: “We saw positive momentum in the second quarter with sequential improvement in revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA margin from the prior quarter.“Our development pipeline remains strong and we continue to sign new customers at a steady rate, as our sportsbook, gaming, and content offerings are resonating with customers and driving scale and operating leverage in our business.” Submit Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

New look Intralot focuses on core business recovery

first_imgShare Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit August 17, 2020 Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Intralot SPA has revitalised its strategic mandate to concentrate on the recovery of core business segments having stripped all non-essential assets from its business structure.The Athens-listed technology group detailed that it has completed a ‘year of transformations’ under the guidance of company founder Sokratis Kokkalis, publishing its full-year 2019 results.Tough 2019 trading saw Intralot’s headline ‘licensed operations’ unit record a 10% decline in revenues to €443 million (FY2018: €507m) impacted by Bulgarian Eurobet headwinds and severe Argentine currency declines.Further 2019 woes saw Intralot begin to disband its Turkish INTELTEK unit, having failed to secure the renewal of its sports betting concession with the Turkish government.Publishing results with little to cheer, Intralot governance highlighted US technology and support service contracts as the only area of growth for the company.Intralot US technology sales grew by €20 million, with the group citing strong start to its new Illinois Camelot lottery contract combined with further equipment sales agreed with Arkansas.Nevertheless, US advancements could not hide group-wide declines as Intralot recorded a 25% decline in EBITDA to €88 million (FY2018: €118m).Absorbing significant Q4 transformative costs (-€64m) related to discontinued assets, licences and impairment charges, Intralot widened group losses to -€71 million (FY2018: -€15m).Closing its 2019 accounts, Sokratis Kokkalis officially presented Christos Dimitriadis as new Group CEO, leading a new Intralot executive leadership team.Dimitriadis said of his first CEO statement: “We have also successfully implemented a cost-saving program at HQ resulting in €11m of savings that have partly offset adverse developments related to the loss of the Turkish land-based sports betting contract, the negative impact of the regulatory changes in online betting in Turkey and one-time cost overruns.“Looking into the future and as we go through the 4th industrial revolution, we are prepared to capitalize on our recent investments in building state-of-the-art products and in achieving economies of scale. The transformative power of our technology will play a key role in business innovation and value creation, together with an even more customer-centric new organizational structure.”last_img read more

Conor McGregor tweets he has retired from MMA

first_imgHey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times reported that Irish police are investigating McGregor for an alleged sexual assault of a woman in December. The alleged victim claims that McGregor assaulted her in the Beacon Hotel in Dublin. McGregor hasn’t been charged with a crime in the case and whether this reported investigation has anything to do with the timing of his retirement announcement is unknown.McGregor’s last fight was at UFC 229, where he lost via submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov.MORE: McGregor says ‘motivation dip’ led to loss to KhabibThis isn’t the first time McGregor has threatened to retire. In April 2016 McGregor tweeted that he had “decided to retire young.” I have decided to retire young.Thanks for the cheese.Catch ya’s later.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016Since that tweet, McGregor has fought three times in the UFC, in addition to a boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather.In a statement texted to media, UFC president Dana White said McGregor’s retirement “makes sense” and wished him well.“He has the money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN it. It totally makes sense. If I was him I would retire too,” White wrote. “He’s retiring from fighting. Not from working. The Whiskey will keep him busy and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on.“He has been so fun to watch!!! He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the octagon as he was in it.”White said in February that he hoped to see McGregor back in the Octagon by this summer. Negotiations for a potential fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone fell apart and ended with Cerrone calling McGregor a “prima donna.”McGregor was recently arrested in Miami after allegedly destroying a fan’s phone. Conor McGregor says he is retiring from mixed martial arts.In a tweet posted early Tuesday morning, McGregor says he will “now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.”last_img read more

Nick Ewing, 21, a 2011 WHS Graduate: Feb. 5, 1993 – Dec. 15, 2014

first_imgNick EwingNick S. Ewing, formerly of Wellington, died Monday, December 15, 2014 in Pittsburg at the age of 21.Nicholas Scott Ewing was born on Friday, February 5, 1993 in Wichita. His parents are Brad and Brenda (Balster) Ewing.Nick graduated from Wellington High School in 2011 and was currently a junior at Pittsburg State University. He also was employed as an assembler at GKN Aerospace for a short time. Nick held many interests including his love of sports. He was a good runner and loved wrestling. Nick also was proud of his time in Boy Scouts where he achieved an Eagle Scout ranking. Survivors include his father, Brad Ewing (Paulette) of Wellington, sister, Emily Lange (Paul) of Conway Springs, nieces: Rosalee and Christine Lange of Conway Springs, fiance, Jill Mateer of Pittsburg along with a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Brenda Ewing and grandparents: Bob and Joyce Ewing and Everett and Helen Balster.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014.Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., Friday, December, 19, 2014 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church in Wellington with Father Andrew Seiler officiating.Funeral Mass for Nick will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church with Father Dwight Birket, Andrew Heiman and Andrew Seiler celebrating the Mass.Interment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Wellington with Reverend Brent Clayton officiating.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with Boy Scouts Troop 304, St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church or First United Methodist Church of Wellington. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more