Men’s Tennis: Badgers fall to Princeton before dominating Green Bay, IUPUI in tournament

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season to Princeton (4-1) before bouncing back Saturday, winning a doubleheader against Green Bay (1-2) and IUPUI (1-5). The Princeton Tigers came out strong Jan. 31 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Despite the undefeated Badger duo Jesper Freimuth and Leonard Soha thrashing Justin Barki and Thomas Bosancic 6–3, Princeton ultimately took the doubles point.The singles score didn’t look much better for the Badgers — Princeton chalked up five more points — but there are some tales numbers can’t tell. Wisconsin’s Gabriel Huber made Karl Poling fight for his win, forcing their set to a third game tie-breaker before falling. Wisconsin’s Robert Krill then stopped what otherwise would’ve been a Princeton sweep, demolishing Bill Duo 6–4, 6–4—a welcome salve for the Badgers first loss of the season as Princeton won 6–1.Men’s tennis: Wisconsin falls to Minnesota in first round of Big Ten tournamentThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (10-12, 4-7 Big Ten) fell in the first round of the Big Ten Read…If Friday belonged to Princeton, Saturday was all for Wisconsin. Soha and Freimuth opened the Feb. 1 doubleheader by destroying Green Bay’s Teddy Razafindratsima and Kentaro Mizushima 6–1. Chase Colton and Jared Pratt clinched the Badgers doubles point when they dispatched George Botha and Dipin Wadhwa 6–4. Singles play continued the fireworks as sophomore Martim Vilela won his singles debut 7–6, 6–2 against Razafindratsima as Huber, Colton and Krill all won their games without dropping a set.The Badgers used IUPUI’s weird trident logo as a fork Saturday night, eating their opponents alive 7–0. Soha and Freimuth tacked another win onto their doubles record (5-0) by handily beating IUPUI’s Reed Plunkett and Michael Koch 6–0. Colton and Pratt gave the Badgers the doubles point when they defeated Nicholas Moody and Alex Jochim 6–2. Daniel Nuzhny initiated the Badger’s singles sweep by beating Reed Plunkett 6–0, 6–0. Colton, Huber, Soha, Krill and Robin Parts racked up five more points, all beating their opponents in consecutive sets.The Badgers have their next match Thursday Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. They will take on their in-state rivals —Marquette — at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.last_img read more

Isaac Success: Writing a Success  Story  at Watford

first_imgIsaac Success only appeared in Nigeria’s first two matches at the 2013 FIFA U- 17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates before injury condemned him to the bench for the rest of the competition. However, his potential was not lost to scouts and it came as no surprise when in November of the same year, Udinese of Italy requested for his signature. This season, he moved over to Watford in the English Premier League for a club record fee. Last weekend, Success came in from the bench to score his first goal for the club. He is hoping that his equaliser against Bournemouth could convince his coach for a first team start, reports Kunle AdewaleIsaac Success would have loved to crown his penultimate weekend performance in the Premier League with a first match for the Super Eagles during the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia, but this won’t happen. Success had a knock that made it difficult for him to walk and had since been replaced by Enugu Rangers’ Chisom Egbuchulam. In spite of not starting since the beginning of the season, Success insists he is not getting tired of the super-sub tag he gets at Vicarage Road, after scoring his first Watford goal only seven minutes into his latest appearance from the bench. His 65th-minute header earned the Hornets a point in their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth with Success again playing a significant role from the bench, five days after he had looked the brightest spark in a dismal performance for the Golden Boys at Burnley.The 20-year-old has always made a big impact each time he came on for the Hornets this season, and will have strengthened calls to receive a first start of the campaign when Watford next turn out at Middlesbrough after the international break.But Success is not worried about when he will finally see his name in Walter Mazzarri’s starting 11.He said: “I’m a Watford player and if I get a chance to play in any way, I have to help the team, even if it’s only two or three minutes. It’s not really a relief to score my first goal, it’s a goal for the team and me, but I’m happy about it. It’s not frustrating being a substitute, I’m just happy to be among the 18 players selected for the game. Every time I get to play, I just want to help the team. I just have to keep working hard and see what comes up.“I brought a lot of energy to the team when I came on, that’s what I’m about. As a striker, I’m ready to play anywhere in the forward line and it’s just up to the coach to give me the instruction where in particular I have to play.”Success replaced Ighalo in Mazzarri’s side last weekend, but after their respective performances at Burnley, it was somewhat of a surprise that the change was made shortly after half-time rather than in the starting 11.He said: “I have always looked up to him. He’s very calm, he told me how to be like that on the pitch. I’m not trying to take his place. Every player in the team deserves chances to get into the team and I just want to play. I don’t know if I’m taking someone’s position but he’s a good player. When I scored, the first thing I did was look at the bench and he was celebrating more than me, and I was really happy. He’s an African brother. He’s like a big brother to me.”Success received special praise from his Watford boss, Walter Mazzarri, after scoring his first goal for the club since joining from Udinese in the summer.Reacting to Success’ goal, Mazzarri described him as an excellent player, who believes he could improve. “He is an excellent player and he has showed it in the past, not only today, He can improve a lot in defensive parts, but he deserves it because every time he’s come on he’s showed he can help the team,” the Italian coach told the Watford official website.Rayo Vallecano coach, Paco Jemez, who will be pleased to see the back of Success in La Liga said: “He is a strong and powerful player, and that allows them to play a direct and incisive game in certain areas of the pitch. He has been creating a lot of danger and is one of their most important players.”Salva Ruiz, Success’ former teammate at Granada, indeed said he was “one of the strongest guys I’ve ever seen”.Nick Dorrington is a freelance football writer and the author of Scout’s Notebook, who has followed the burgeoning career of Success closely wrote: “He is still raw and needs to work on his end product in order to become more consistently decisive for his side, but if he can avoid off-field distractions and remain focused on his development, he looks to have all the attributes necessary to become a very useful top-level forward in the coming years.”While the former Nigerian junior international  is excited about life in England and playing alongside his countryman Odion Ighalo, he admits he left Granada with a heavy heart.“Today is a bittersweet day for me. I want to say goodbye to my colleagues and all employees of the club who have both supported me since I came to Granada, and this city that has given me everything,” he wrote in a farewell letter to the club’s supporters. “Heartfelt thanks to all who have been there, I feel if on occasion I have not given everything that was expected of me, but my intention has always been to give our best every day. Now I begin another professional stage that would not have been possible without my learning and development in the Granada.”Born in Benin, Success started his football career with local side, BJ Foundation Academy after which he left for Caitlin Fallows.In November 2013, Success agreed to a five-year deal with Udinese, being effective in January, for a €400,000 fee.  However, he was only granted a work permit in March of the following year, and immediately joined Granada, being assigned to the reserves in Segunda Division B. In July 2016, Success agreed a five-year deal with Watford in a record transfer fee, estimated around £12.5 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward …

first_imgShare Share Submit ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the highly anticipated reopening of UK casinos and the law of numbers behind the rise in betting on esports.Betting on esports: the law of small numbersTucked away in the detail of the GB Gambling Commission’s latest (May) data on customer behaviour and revenue patterns during lockdown is a breakdown of revenue derived from betting on esports. We should caveat that when we get to this level of granularity, endemic data accuracy issues can be quite distortive. Nevertheless, the broader patterns stack up vs. what we were expecting (betting down c. 44% on 2019 stripping out the Cheltenham margin distortion starting point; slots up 15%; casino up 30%; Virtuals up 66%; poker up 107% and already easing back) that the esports betting figure looks methodologically credible. And so, drum roll please – esports betting was up 2,992% YoY in March and c. 3000% to May. 3000%: that is a figure to get excited about.Except that the March 2019 base was just £50k of revenue, implying annual run-rate of £0.6m or 0.03% of total sports betting in GB. The run-rate figure (for May) is now £4.6m: an annualised £55m and 4% of lockdown betting (including virtual). In GB at least esports has grown 3000% to become the niche size that many evangelists thought it was pre lockdown.There is no doubt that some markets have much stronger esports penetration: Everymatrix has published that it was seeing esports account for c. 50% of betting turnover in May and even c. 17% of betting turnover in June despite the resumption of some sports. This suggests that sports resumption has cannibalised c. 40% of the extraordinary esports volumes during the perfect storm of lockdown on consumers and the broad abeyance of physical sports. Even with this cannibalisation, esports in June for some operators/markets is still 1300% bigger than pre lockdown. However, this was also from a lower base (c. 1%) than the 5% oft quoted (due at least in part to Malta regulatory information that we believe to be significantly overstated due to operator misreporting, which has since been pulled).It would be fair to say that the UK is among the least friendly betting markets for esports (compared to CES Europe, East Asia) and that EveryMatrix would still also underperform in terms of scale and/or mix vs. the more successful esports specialists. However, even factoring this in we would stand by our estimates that esports betting was a c. US$140m market in 2019 (albeit a reasonably fast growth one), of which c. 70% was in Asia. That isn’t a lot to go around European operators and markets.Another key element to the recent boom in betting on esports is that it has been overwhelmingly led by sports titles rather than traditional fighting/strategy titles. These suggest high levels of substitution which are likely to be significantly eroded with the full return of sports (we have already seen this start in June figures). Further, this substitution has been made much easier by the level of sport engagement with esports during lockdown (giving fans an easy pathway and plenty of publicity to start betting) – even if this were to continue at similar levels (unlikely, though there will be some structural sports engagement gains), it would still be supplementary rather the main event now that sports have (largely) resumed.Betting on esports is undoubtedly an attractive niche for some operators when they get it right. However, recent data, even when aggressively spun, has shown the product’s pre-lockdown limitations and the likely substitution (vs. underlying adoption) nature of much of the growth. Betting on esports will also continue to grow and this will be given a structural accelerant by lockdown (not all of the gains will be cannibalised away, but we would expect c. 60-70% of them to be). However, if there is a useful statistic or triangulation in the latest disclosures, it is not the hype of 2992%, but the demonstration that betting on esports is still a very nascent product in most markets and is still very hard to get right. Operators hoping that simply to add it is to join in on the next wave of growth are likely to be very disappointed…UK: land based casinos – You Shall Go to the BallCasinos – for so long the Cinderellas of Britain’s gambling industry – have finally been given the go-ahead to reopen from the start of next month. The news will bring temporary relief to operators, who had been in danger of developing complexes having been initially carved out of the business rate relief and then shunted to the back of the queue for reopening.Delight at being permitted to rejoin the free world is likely to be tempered by the challenge of needing to operate sustainably under conditions of diminished capacity, heightened operational complexity and uncertain demand. There is also the risk that new found freedoms may be short-lived with the potential for localised or system-wide shut-downs. For now though, operators can at least take a first step down the road to recovery.UK: horse racing – remembering everything and learning nothing…British horseracing put its best foot forward as lockdown eased. Racing started on the first day possible and has been frequent enough to provide an attractive betting product; field sizes were typically approaching the imposed maximum of 12 (suiting both punters and bookmakers), and; the quality has been both excellent and highly accessible (on ITV). Betting customers have apparently engaged strongly, especially on the televised quality. The reopening has therefore provided a very valuable test on a number of levels to get the fixture list right based at least in part upon what customers want rather than what betting operators think they want or what horsemen and courses are inclined to provide.Covid-19 disruption is a big problem for racing even with a largely well-managed return and one that will have a long shadow even when ‘normality’ returns. Indeed, returning to the ‘normal’ of an overpopulated fixture list, a weak understanding of the betting customer (especially the remote customer), poor levels of managed engagement (especially for new customers and Class 1 racing – with a few notable exceptions), almost no levers that connect to optimising competitive field sizes (subtly different to larger field sizes: vide Ireland) and a weakened retail betting estate, would probably doom racing to decline even without the return of internecine squabbling. If racing divides into its vested interest camps and obsesses over money rather than the quality of its own product then it will cause its own destruction whether it tries to blame bookmakers, other stakeholders or acts of God. Now is the time to look at data, not opinion; focus on demand and productivity, not supply and subsidy; and (most critically) address governance and leadership rather than play at power struggles and self-interest (however well-meant these motives sometimes are).To thrive amid the economic and consumer dislocation of a post-Covid world, and indeed to survive the forthcoming gambling review, GB racing needs to show that it is different. After a promising start, recent spats do not bode well…_______________ Related Articles EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020last_img read more

The Nationals franchised league announced for the Philippines

first_imgA new franchised esports league is set to launch in the Philippines, with six telecommunications and TV industry partners coming together. Titled The Nationals, the league will launch in early 2019.The league will see four titles be played: one PC title, a mobile title, a console title, and a “wildcard” game. None of the exact titles had been decided upon at the time of the announcement.The Nationals will follow a traditional league format and aims to be the main source of talent for its nation – where competitors may end up competing in the Asian Games, and possibly in the future, the Olympics.The six founding partners of The Nationals are:TheNet.Com – Filipino net cafe, owner of TNC Pro TeamHappyFeet Esports – Filipino Dota 2 teamBrenPro Inc. – Multimedia marketing and content creation company, esports tournament organiserCignal TV Inc. – Subscription-based satellite television service providerPLDT Inc. – Filipino telecommunications companySTIN Education Systems Holdings, Inc. – Education and investment corporationVincent P. Reyes, President and CEO of TV5 commented on the announcement, via ESPN: “Esports has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years in both audience and home-grown talent. Our goal has always been to elevate the sport by giving it a platform to reach a wider audience. We have been pioneers in putting up esports tournaments on free TV, so it makes perfect sense for us to air the first ever franchise-based league in the Philippines.”Gariath Concepts, the organisation that’s behind the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, will be in charge of organising the league and the logistics behind it. The Nationals itself will be broadcast live on ESPN5.Jane Basas, CEO of Cignal TV Inc also commented: “Cignal has always believed in giving the Filipino viewer what it wants, whether it’s a new movie channel, the best sports events or a more immersive news program. Cignal’s move into esports is motivated by the same passion to give people what they’ve been clamouring for. And more than that, we want to take our position and help elevate the play and broadcast of esports to new heights in the country.”The Road to The Nationals, a method of finding players to compete in teams when the league kicks off in the first quarter of 2019, will be launched in August of this year. This tournament will span across multiple games and will be played across 10 locations all over the Philippines. While the titles played may not match those chosen for The Nationals, it will reflect the diversity in the game pool – accommodating for PC gamers, console gamers, and mobile gamers.Esports Insider says: Franchised leagues are becoming more and more popular in esports – with the Overwatch League, NA and EU LCS, and the King Pro League, for example – so it’s great to see the Philippines get involved. The Filipino gaming market is definitely growing, and this is sure to help the competitive side of the scene.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

UAE’s Al-Wasl close to signing Chelsea striker Clottey

first_imgBerekum Chelsea’s Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Clottey could play alongside Egyptian playmaker Shikabala in upcoming seasonEmirati club Al-Wasl is on the verge of signing Berekum Chelsea’s Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Clottey before the close of the current summer transfer window, UAE daily newspaper Albayan reported on Wednesday.The 24-year-old attacker has performed well in the CAF Champions League this season, scoring 12 goals to emerge as the tournament’s leading marksman, almost equalling Stephen Worgu’s 13-goal haul in 2007.“Clottey is close to signing with Al-Wasl after two weeks of negotiations between the two parties. The official announcement of the deal could be in the next few hours,” Albayan reported.“The contact with Clottey came at the request of French coach Bruno Metsu, who is convinced of his abilities,” the newspaper said of the player, who has also been linked with a move to Egypt’s Ahly.Clottey put in heroic performances in the past four games in the Champions League group stages. He scored a hat trick in the group B opener against Zamalek, helping his team to a difficult 3-2 win before hitting a brace against TP Mazembe, but failed to score in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Ahly.If the news about Clottey’s move to Al-Wasl materialises, he will play alongside Egyptian playmaker Mahmoud Abdel-Razek ‘Shikabala,’ who has just completed his transfer to the UAE outfit from Egypt’s Zamalek.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Nov. 6, 2014

first_img*There is a sign-up sheet in the office for Special K Basketball. Please sign up by November 25th. *Reminder to athletes November 10 – 16 is Fall Buffer Week. No activities in any school gyms during that week. *Seniors: Please start turning in your needed pictures for the graduation video, along with your top 3 song choices to be in the video. You can turn them into Mrs. Vaughn in room 203, Leah Nelson or Shayna Templeton. Please turn them in asap.*SENIORS: Jostens will be here Tuesday, November 11th during lunch to collect your order and $60.00 deposit.*Looking to get stronger this winter? Then powerlifting is for you!  There will be an informational meeting about powerlifting in Ms. Hollas’s room after school today. If you have any questions before then, then feel free to ask Ms. Hollas, Brenton Troutman, Nick Hyde, or Jared Shields. Participants in other winter sports are encouraged to join the powerlifting team.*Upward Bound will be here Wed. Nov. 12th in the commons during lunch if you’d like to speak with them about signing up for a great program!*There will be a short winter color guard informational meeting today at 3:10 after school in Ms. Vaughn’s room. This is for any student that is interested in being in the color guard for basketball season. If you are unable to attend but are still interested in trying out, see Ms. Vaughn before Thursday.*SENIORS! If you are interested in attending Cowley County Community College- don’t miss out on their Senior Day, November 12.  Visit Mrs. Brown in the counseling office for more details.Guidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, November 11- Pittsburg StateThursday, November 13- Fort Hays CollegeFollow us on Twitter. *Seniors – If you did not attend the senior meeting on Monday, please stop in the counselor’s office to get the scholarship application handout and the Josten’s ordering packet. *Are you a junior or senior planning on pursuing a career in the art field?  If you are interested in going to a career fair next week devoted to art careers please see Mrs. Groom by the end of the day Friday! Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, November 6, 2014:TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday• All School Musical- 7 p.m.Saturday• All School Musical- 7 p.m.Sunday• All School Musical- 2 p.m.Thursday’s lunch: BBQ Chicken leg, savory rice, baby carrots, corn, hot roll/jelly, chilled peaches.Friday’s lunch: Chicken Patty/Bun, oven fries, baked beans, mandarin orange, oatmeal cookie. Today’s News*Anyone interested in playing boys basketball this year will need to meet for the team meeting on Monday at 3:10 in the Main Gym. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Illinois woman sentenced to three months in jail for Hancock County jewelry thefts

first_imgGARNER — It’s jail time for an Illinois woman who pleaded guilty to stealing jewelry in Hancock County.30-year-old Tiffany Clayton of Jacksonville Illinois was accused of staying at a home in Goodell between December 2017 and February 2018, stealing jewelry from the homeowners with an estimated value of $9450. Clayton is accused of pawning some of the jewelry in Mason City, with other pieces being pawned by her friends.Clayton was arrested in late October on a warrant for second-degree theft but pleaded guilty last month to third-degree theft.  She was sentenced on Friday by Judge Karen Salic to 90 days in jail and a $625 fine.last_img read more

Liverpool joins the fight for Fabián with Madrid and Barça, according to the English press

first_imgEliminated from the Champions and FA Cup, but the Premier League title in his pocket, Liverpool already have an eye on next season. In that sense, Jurgen Klopp, His trainer, He will seek to strengthen his midfield in the next transfer market. The German coach has set his sights on Italy, in Naples specifically. There plays Fabián Ruiz, his chosen one to add one more cash to the “machine room” of the complex net.So much so that According to Daily Express, the 23-year-old Spanish midfielder is Klopp’s priority target. However, he is not the only one interested, since Real Madrid and Barcelona have also kept an eye on the former Betis. Therefore, in order to overcome the claims of meringues and culés and that Fabián’s future is in England, Liverpool would be willing to pay 80 million euros for it. A considerable amount in a clear statement of intent: that of standing up to Madrid and Barça in the struggle to take over the services of Seville. Fabián has been in Naples for two years, a club that is still looking for formulas for its renewal. However, this will not be negotiated, according to his agent, until the end of the season. Meanwhile, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona will closely follow in their footsteps.last_img read more

Agakhan a firm banker

first_imgWith 12 races slated for tomorrow at Caymanas Park, much attention will be focused on the late Super-6, which offers a $3.8 million carryover from Wednesday.This, the twilight six as it is otherwise called, will be conducted from Race Seven to 12, while the first Super-6 will embrace the first six races on the card.We look at the late Super-6 commencing in Race Seven over 1100 metres for high claimers, the field including the recent winners RIO COBRE; UNBREAKABLE, who bids for his fourth consecutive win; and FORCE DE JOUR, who, despite his disappointing run behind ACTION MAN as the favourite over 1400 metres on February 27, can definitely rebound now dropped in class with only 52.0kg.However, with RIO COBRE having resumed winning ways over the straight in overnight company on February 24, the American-bred eight-year-old gelding from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta is tipped to repeat with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle. RIO COBRE beat EDISON over the straight recently, and with the runner-up having paid tribute to the form by winning in overnight company last Saturday, speaks volumes for his chances.HELLO LADY, with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, showed promise when finishing second to NOLAN HILL in a fast-run straight five race (57.2) on February 20, and now better for the experience, the Fearless Vision offspring should lead home GOLDEN GLORY and LIKE A LADY in a field of 11 maiden three-year-olds.NINTHRACEThe ninth race, confined to $180,000 claimers for the Roderick ‘Pilot’ Francis Memorial Trophy, looks tailored for down-in-class EL CLIENTE, a January 30 course winner at this level. The six-year-old gelding from the stables of Anthony Smith wasn’t disgraced when finishing five lengths seventh to REGGAE GOLD over the distance on February 27 on a $250,000 tag, and now back to $180,000 claiming, should lead home another recent winner, SPORTING CLAY, with Dane Nelson aboard. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the ride in a 10-horse field.The 10th race over the straight for maiden three-year-olds has attracted five first-time runners in a field of 16, including the Bridled Quest filly DANCEHALL SWEET (working well), with Nelson riding for trainer Gary Subratie. Having looked advanced in her preparation, DANCEHALL SWEET gets the nod over ZANDRINA and BIG MISTAKE from the DaCosta stables.Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM, to be ridden by Omar Walker for DaCosta and Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, beat the best horses in the country in last December’s $6.5 million Diamond Mile, and having followed up over 1500 metres recently, should lead home the 2015 Superstakes winner FRANFIELD (Nelson up) in the Chairman’s Trophy grade one feature over 1500 metres to be contested by six starters.Then, take the course specialist AGAKHAN, with Robert Halledeen up, to win the closing race over the straight (claiming $350,000 – $300,000) at the expense of FRANKENSTORM.SECOND SUPER-6 FANCIES(7) RIO COBRE/FORCE DE JOUR(8) HELLO LADY/GOLDEN GLORY(9) EL CLIENTE/SPORTING CLAY(10) DANCEHALL SWEET/ ZANDRINA(11) SEEKING MY DREAM/ FRANFIELD(12) AGAKHANlast_img read more

Kuz control: Kyle Kuzma notches career-high 41 as Lakers thump Pistons

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Detroit’s Blake Griffin, averaging a career-high 25.3 points per game, was held to 16. He had no rebounds for the first time in his career, in part because of Kuzma’s defense.“You never want to come in here and have a performance like that, especially when you need wins,” Griffin said. “The energy just wasn’t there. We just did a poor job managing this trip so far.”Andre Drummond had 17 rebounds and Reggie Jackson added 15 points for the Pistons, who have lost three in a row and six of seven.The Lakers took the lead for good in the second during a 20-7 spurt that pushed their lead to 13. Lonzo Ball’s bounce pass in the paint to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got it going. Ball hit a 3-pointer and Kuzma had five points before James came on the court to cheer his teammates during a timeout.TIP-INSPistons: F Zaza Pachulia (bruised right lower leg) sat out.Lakers: James (left groin strain) is set to be re-evaluated Friday and won’t travel with the team for its game in Utah. … Rajon Rondo (right ring finger surgery) has also missed eight games. … The Lakers had a 72-44 edge in the paint. … Tyson Chandler was given the night off.HE SAID IT“It felt like it was skipping around out there until it hit Kuz’s hand and would go up every time.” — Walton on his team’s ball movement.UP NEXT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Our team has shown a lot of growth from the post-LeBron injury,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.Kuzma had 22 points in the third quarter, hitting four 3-pointers to get the crowd on its feet and scoring on consecutive goaltending calls. He joined Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, James Harden and James with 40-plus points in three quarters this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Pretty cool,” Kuzma said. “That’s the team I grew up watching. My fondest memories is them beating the Lakers.”Kuzma was a 9-year-old in Flint, Michigan, when the Pistons won the 2004 NBA Finals. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? He sat out the fourth quarter and put a wrap around his lower back, which has bothered him lately.The second-year forward had scoring runs of 10 and six points in the period, when the Lakers led by 16.“Everything was in the rhythm of the offense,” said Kuzma, who put up 500 shots the day before.“No matter what’s going on in the game he believes the next shot’s going in,” Pistons guard Langston Galloway said.Michael Beasley picked up where Kuzma left off, scoring 15 of his 19 points in the fourth on his 30th birthday. His scoring touch had James and other players on the bench on their feet.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerscenter_img Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, is congratulated by forward Brandon Ingram, front, and center Ivica Zubac, second from right, after scoring as guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope stands in the background during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 113-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 41 points in three quarters against his childhood team, joining some rarified company in the process.His offensive outburst propelled the Los Angeles Lakers over the Detroit Pistons 113-100 on Wednesday night to improve to 3-5 without injured LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments In matchup of MVP frontrunners, Antetokounmpo gets win as Bucks turn back Rockets Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pistons: Visit Sacramento on Thursday in the second game of a back-to-back before returning to LA to face the Clippers on Saturday.Lakers: At Utah on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more