Mohamed Elyounoussi scored a hat-trick as Celtic cruised past Motherwell 4-1 at Fir Park to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Neil Lennon.- Advertisement –
Image:Bethany England scored twice for Chelsea with Pernille Harder also on the scoresheet United controlled possession in the first half, nullifying Arsenal’s front three – including the WSL’s all-time top goalscorer Vivianne Miedema – in the process.World Cup winners and summer signings Tobin Heath and Christen Press demonstrated some sublime link-up play in the early stages, the latter American coming closest to scoring.Looking to inject some much-needed energy into the match, Arsenal’s Joe Montemurro brought on Kim Little and Jill Roord, but it was not enough to get on the scoresheet.- Advertisement – Brighton were without head coach Hope Powell and assistant Amy Merricks, both self-isolating after being in close contact with a member of their back-room staff who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, but almost equalised in the 90th minute when Emily Simpkins’ long-range effort was saved by Lisa Weiss.Villa, though, finished them off two minutes later as Petzelberger scored with a beautiful chipped finished.Emily Van Egmond’s header also gave West Ham their first win in the WSL this season as they edged out Birmingham 2-1.Birmingham went in front after nine minutes. Mollie Green played a through-ball from her own half to Claudia Walker, whose shot from just inside the area found the bottom left-hand corner of the net.West Ham hit back shortly before half-time. Rachel Daly played a short free-kick to Adriana Leon on the edge of the area. Leon’s cross was flicked on by Martha Thomas and Walker headed into her own net.Daly was involved again in West Ham’s winner as her floated ball in picked out Van Egmond in the area and the Australian sent a header inside the left post. Image:Bethany England rounds Sandy MacIver to score Chelsea avenged their FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Everton with a win at Kingsmeadow.Two goals in three second-half minutes from Bethany England put the game to bed for the Blues and enabled them to leapfrog Everton into third place in the table.- Advertisement – Image:Anita Asante scores for Aston Villa in their first WSL win of the season Chelsea took advantage of a goalkeeping error from Sandy MacIver to take a 15th-minute lead. England blocked an attempted clearance from MacIver and the ball fell into the path of Ji So-yun, who brought the ball under control andfired into the bottom left corner from 20 yards out.England gave the home side breathing space after 73 minutes when she picked up a ball from Maren Mjelde on the edge of the penalty area and drilled home.And three minutes later the game was over when Erin Cuthbert fired a shot against the crossbar and England reacted quickest to head the ball into the net. Chelsea wrapped it up in the seventh minute of stoppage time as Denmark international Pernille Harder struck the ball into the top right corner from the edge of the box.Newly-promoted Aston Villa claimed their first win of the WSL season as second-half goals from Anita Asante and Ramona Petzelberger saw off Brighton 2-0.Gemma Davies’ side had chances to break the deadlock in the first period at the People’s Pension Stadium, with Jodie Hutton unable to take advantage of a one-on-one with Albion goalkeeper Megan Walsh and Stine Larsen denied by a post just before the break.Villa went in front in the 59th minute as summer signing Asante lofted an effort into the net from the edge of the area. Manchester United took over at the top of the WSL table on Sunday as a late goal from Ella Toone sealed a 1-0 win over Arsenal.It took 82 minutes for Casey Stoney’s side to break the deadlock as substitute Jess Sigsworth made a beautiful run before passing to team-mate Toone, who drove the ball into the net with a low finish.- Advertisement – Arsenal’s Lotte Wubben-Moy saw the only yellow card awarded for a rash tackle on Leah Galton in the 51st minute. – Advertisement –
Sean KearnsSunday 14 Jun 2020 9:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Bukayo Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Bukayo Saka’s future will come on the left wing, despite his early promise in a full-back role at the Emirates.The teenager has been one of the few positives of Arsenal’s campaign and he grabbed an opportunity to play at left-back with both hands after injuries to Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac.Saka has spent close to a decade at the club and played on the flank as he came through the academy but he’s provided eight assists and scored four goals from his new-found role in defence.With players like Dani Alves, Marcelo and Trent-Alexander Arnold proving valuable attacking assets in recent years, the full-back role has become one of the most important positions for attacking teams.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisement Ian Wright names Bukayo Saka’s best position after Ashley Cole comparison Comment Ian Wright is desperate for Saka to stay (Picture: DAZN)Ashley Cole came through the Gunners’ academy as a forward player but found a home at left-back when he broke into the first team and the England international was the best in his position for a period of five years between 2005 & 2010.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘For me he’s a better winger,’ Wright told DAZN. ‘It’s just because of his ability and how good he is that he can play that position. Ashley turned out to be one of the best full-backs in the world but this guy is better further forward.’Saka has 12 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and the Gunners are yet to make progress in negotiations over a new deal.The teenager’s representatives believe he deserves a deal that better represents his status as a first team player and Wright believes they are taking the right strategy, citing Callum Hudson-Odoi as proof of what can be earned. ‘He’s right him and his representatives to hold out as best they can because he’s the future of the club,’ continued Wright.‘They cannot afford to let a player like this leave, When you look at what Callum Hudson-Odoi has done and he’s a year younger. The contract he signed, Saka’s representatives will be saying: ‘Why should I sign for any less?’ ‘I believe he will sign but I do think him and his reps are doing the right thing by dragging it out to get the best deal they can. Arsenal is the right place for him at the moment.’MORE: Edu explains why Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was the toughest player he ever had to mark
“We will immediately use these hand tractors to prepare our farms for the first cropping season,” she said. Piano assured the DA-6 officials they will take good care of the farming equipment because it will be a big help to their activities. SAN JOSE, Antique – San Remigio town farmers in this province are grateful to the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 6 for providing them farming equipment. Piano said the arrival of the hand tractors is timely as rainy season has just set-in on their areas. The provision of the hand tractors with implements is one of the priority interventions identified by the two associations from barangays Osorio-I and Lapak during their community needs assessment. These villages produce corn, peanut and upland rice. Personnel of the Department of Agriculture in Region 6’s Special Area for Agricultural Development program deliver two units of hand tractor with prime mover and implements to farmers in San Remegio, Antique. DA SAAD WESTERN VISAYAS FB The hand tractors were part of the 2019 rice production intervention package of the project. Osorio-I Farmers Association president Norilyn Piano and the members of the Kababaihan Bulig sa Kauswagan, Inc. were thankful for the delivery of two hand tractors with prime movers and implements done by DA-6’s Special Area for Agricultural Development program last June 30. (With a report from PIA/PN)
The Batesville Bulldogs recently held their Basketball awards banquet.The following awards were earned:Ripley County All Tournament Team: Austin Siefert, Robert Raver, Colt Meyer, Isaac Barker (MVP)HBCA Academic Honors Court: Tristian LamppertEIAC All Conference: Robert Raver and Isaac BarkerRebounding Ball: Robert RaverCarl Shane Free Throw Award: Isaac BarkerCaptain Award: Isaac Barker, Robert Raver: Trey HeidlageBatesville Basketball Alumni Award: Tristian LamppertJon Saner Dedication and Courage Award: Isaac BarkerBulldog Award: Robert RaverMVP: Isaac BarkerCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Aaron Garrett.
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 21) – Mid-season championship night checkers flew Saturday at Willamette Speedway for Jeremy Shank.Collen Winebarger took care of business in the first half of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event. However, Winebarger found himself holding off several challengers for the top spot. Shank found a way around Winebarger to get the lead and earn his second win of the 2014 campaign.
HOPING to attract as many high level athletes as possible, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will be looking to assist athletes with their airfare as they look to raise the standard of the Guyana leg of the annual South American 10K Classic Road Race, which was officially launched yesterday at the AAG Headquarters on Light Street.AAG president Aubrey Hutson shared that a number of special invitations will be going out to athletes, offering to subsidise their airfares to the November 5 event. The invitations include Peruvian athletes Yerson Orellana and Luis Ostas, who won first- and second-place in the event back in 2015, but were unable to make it for last year’s edition.Another will be sent to Brazil’s Daniel Nascimento, who won the 10k and 5000m runs at the South American Junior Championships this year, when it was held in Guyana. Another two invitations are also expected to go to Columbia.The airfares are being made possible through a partnership between the AAG and COPA Airlines.“All the South American countries are invited once again. Who will come we don’t know as yet but we are pursuing a relationship with COPA to get them here at a reduced cost.“If we really and truly want to see good competition, we must expose out athletes to the international arena and hence the reason why we are bringing as many athletes as possible,” Hutson remarked“The objective here is to raise the level of competition because we want more and more athletes to come for this event so that our local athletes can have true competition, and to raise the overall standard of the meet so that it becomes more attractive to international athletes.”However, Hutson said local athletes need not fear the rise in competition, as a special category will be put in prizes for the first Guyanese across the finish line.“We still are going to put in place special prize money for our local athletes, for the first three Guyanese crossing the finish line, on both the male and female sides, to encourage them to keep in the competition.“Because if you bring true international competition, the Guyanese athletes may feel that they cannot compete with them, they may not place, they may want to shy away from coming to the event. So we’re going to put something in place for the local athletes,” Hutson noted.Hutson also pointed out that the Association will be looking into assisting overseas-based Guyanese Euleen Josiah-Tanner to get here.The South American 10K Classic will be the second leg of the a three-part event, with the first leg set for Suriname on October 28, while the third leg will be in Panama on November 12.Though Guyana (AAG) usually attends the Suriname leg, over the years Guyana has stopped sending athletes to the Panama edition of the event, given that Panama never reciprocates and sends athletes to any of the other two legs of the event.
Playing before a large crowd at the refurbished pitch, the team gave the fans a lot to cheer and the shape of what is to happen commenced in the 12th minute when Soporishi Dimgba shot the his side into the lead but the Rwandans who needed a score draw to advance, pulled back the goal through Caleb Bimenyimana in the 25th minute before Ikouwen Utin shot Enyimba ahead again in the 29th minute for Enyimba to have a 2-1 lead into the second half.Sunday Adetunji consolidated the lead three minutes into the second half while on the dot of the hour, Joseph Osadiaye put the game beyond the Rwandans. Ten minutes to the end of regulation time, Isiaka Oladuntoye put in the fifth goal.Enyimba came out firing following the break and doubled their advantage in the 48th minute as Dimgba set up Sunday Adetunji for an easy finish following a devastating move.The game was put beyond the reach of the visitors when Joseph Osadiaye free kick was deflected in for the Enyimba’s fourth of the game.Central defender Isiaka Oladuntoye wrapped up a memorable night for former African champions with a fifth goal before regulation time as Enyimba set up a semi final clash against Raja Casablanca of Morocco who secured a 3-1 aggregate win over over CARA of Congo Brazzaville. The Moroccan side had won the first leg 2-1 away and secured another slim lone goal win late yesterday to reach last four of the second tier continental club cup competition.Meanwhile, in a message to the Nigerian team yesterday, the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has urged Nigeria’s flagbearers, to have unwavering self-belief when they take on Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the semi finals.“I want to commend the players and members of the technical staff for their endeavour in this competition so far. I watched their match against CARA Brazzaville in the group phase and I know the players and technical crew have great ambition and can go all the way to the final and do Nigeria proud by winning the Cup.“Their next opponents, Raja Casablanca, are a tough act. But Enyimba have the players and the technical team to plot victory and all they require is strong self-belief to conquer the Moroccans. I appeal to all Nigerian ball fans and football stakeholders to give the club necessary support to make us smile, as the only Nigerian club left in continental club competition this year.“I want to specially praise the efforts of the chairman of the club, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, who is a ranking Member of the NFF Executive Committee. The man deserves honour as he has done so much for Nigerian Football. I recall he has been with the team for the past 20 years and led them to the two CAF Champions League titles they have won for Nigeria.”The Nigerians will host Raja Casablanca, first winners of the CAF Champions League title in 1999, in the first leg of their semi final fixture at the Enyimba International Stadium on Wednesday, 3rd October, with the return leg in Casablanca three weeks later. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Pinnick hails team, demands self-belief against RajaFemi Solaja with reportsNigeria’s lone survivor in continental club football, Enyimba FC lived up to their name and continental club reputation after a comprehensive 5-1 win over visiting Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the return leg match of CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals in Aba yesterday.After a goalless outing in the first leg, the Nigerian side shrugged of a jerky start to ultimately cruise into the semi final with 5-1 win over the two legs.
Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Tennis makes an all too regular appearance in reports from ESSA. In fact, 31 of the 53 cases in the last report published by the international betting integrity body related to suspicious betting activity in the sport.At last week’s Betting on Sports conference, increasing the integrity of tennis and reducing instances of match fixing was discussed in great depth, with LeoVegas’ Head of Sports Andreas Bardun saying: “Those that match fix are the real enemies of the bookies. We don’t want to see it either.”Bardun added that the real challenge for bookmakers in tackling match fixing “has always been proving what is a fixed match.”Matt Fowler, Betting Integrity Officer at ESSA, revealed that he believes there is “a lot of uncertainty in tennis at the moment”. He went on to emphasise just how important it is for betting operators that any foul play is cleared from tennis, stating that “we have a significant stake in wanting a clean sport.”The panel were in unison in agreeing that is of the utmost importance that the punishments for match fixing and not cooperating with authorities remain strong enough to deter any potential future offenders. Phil Suddick, Integrity Manager at the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), commended the fact that he has recently seen “a number of successful hearings where a player was banned for life, or banned for ten years, which is essentially a ban for life.”The most recent punishment handed out by the TIU was to Romanian Marius Frosa, who was fined $1,000 and suspended for eight months for having three online betting accounts. Prior to his suspension, Frosa was just 21 years old and was ranked 2037 in singles tennis. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020
Submit Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling July 3, 2020 Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Related Articles Mindway AI, a Denmark-based software company which specialises in solutions for the identification of problem gambling behaviour among online bettors, has hired Rasmus Kjærgaard as its new CEO.As of 1 December, he has taken his seat at Mindway AI – a university spin-off by scientists from the Institute for clinical medicine at Aarhus University. It is part-owned by Better Collective, who this year acquired 19.99% of the company for a total price of DKK 4 million.Joining founders Svend Aage Kirk and Professor Kim Mouridsen, who will both continue to play a key role, he has been tasked with broadening the company’s software solutions and strengthening collaborations with operators on a global scale.Kjærgaard arrives from IT company Signaturgruppen A/S where he spent over four years as VP of Sales. During that time, the company was in the same growth phase that Mindway AI now is entering.“I’m very pleased to have joined the exciting journey Mindway AI is on,” he commented. “Responsible gambling is – for good reasons – a topic, which continues to be high on the agenda. “I believe we have innovative software solutions that truly can support the operators in their work to minimize problem gambling through early detection among their players. “With a great team behind me and strong partners, I am confident we can utilize our solid foundation and steer Mindway AI into an even brighter future.”Mindway AI is the company behind the Gamescanner, a software solution that detects at-risk and problem gamblers via an algorithm based on neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Another solution is the Gamification Self-Test, a simple game to uncover risk profiles which bypasses self-assessment bias. More recently, Mindway AI launched Gamechanger, a training tool that helps at-risk and problem gamblers take back control over their gambling by training to control their impulsivity.To catch up with this month’s Better Collective Spotlight article, click here.