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Lagerweij shines in return for Syracuse, shifts to center back as Dutch family watches on

first_img Published on October 27, 2014 at 12:06 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Lies Lagerweij’s mother, father and sister traveled from the Netherlands to Syracuse and didn’t even expect Lagerweij to get on the field.But in her first game back after tearing her posterior cruciate ligament in early September, Lagerweij played center back against Duke on Saturday, a position she had never played before, which stressed her family out.“All three (of us) were thinking. ‘Oh my god, she cannot do that, because she has always been lazy to be defense,’” Hanneke van Zoelen, Lagerweij’s mother, said.But Lagerweij starred in Syracuse’s 2-1 overtime win over No. 6 Duke on Saturday and played all 71 minutes. The No. 10 Orange (12-4, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) defense, anchored by Lagerweij, held the Blue Devils to only four shots. Then on Sunday, the freshman played center back again and scored two goals off penalty corners in a 4-0 win over Bucknell while holding the Bison to only two shots.Lagerweij played forward her whole life, but due to an injury to freshman center back Annalena Ulbrich, head coach Ange Bradley asked her to fill the role. Ulbrich has missed the last two games and is currently day-to-day. In the meantime, Lagerweij has excelled.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Honestly, I don’t know a lot about defense,” Lagerweij said.When the idea of playing defense was brought up to Lagerweij this past week, she asked her coaches if they would tell her what to do. She said SU assistant coach Allan Law said no, because they wanted to see how she would adjust on her own.So far, it’s worked for the Orange. Syracuse didn’t allow a single penalty corner to Duke or Bucknell and only gave up six shots in the two games.“Adjusting our defense in a matter of a week was incredible for us to do,” forward Laura Hurff said.After the Duke game, both Hurff and goalkeeper Jess Jecko described her performance as “amazing.”But her career as a center back got off to a less than stellar start. Just 35 seconds into the game, the Orange’s back line broke down and Duke scored after a scramble in front of the cage.“For me personally, I was a little overwhelmed with the defensive structures and everything since I’ve never done that before,” Lagerweij said.Against Bucknell, Lagerweij got back into her comfort zone with two goals. For the past seven years, Lagerweij has been involved on offense with penalty corners.Scoring goals is what Lagerweij said she missed most about field hockey during the rehab process.“She always wanted to be in the front and go with the ball on her stick and hop, hop, hop, score, score, score,” van Zoelen said.The reason Lagerweij has been able to fit in on defense right away is because of the team’s mentality, Bradley said. Her teammates trusted that she could step in and do the job.Throughout the rehab process, Lagerweij said she leaned on the support of her teammates as she returns the favor.“They’ve been there for me through everything,” Lagerweij said, “… so I said, ‘if this is what I can do back, I’ll do that.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Veteran Sports Journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji, is Dead

first_imgNigerian veteran sports journalist and retired Director Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akinloye Oyebanj, has died at the age of 62.His family confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Oyebanji passed on at National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday morning after protracted battle with heart failure.Mr Bukoye Oyebanji and Dr Steve Olarinoye, family member and closed friend, disclosed that Oyebanji had been ill for almost four months now and the family had spent millions of naira to save his life without any improvement. They said some time ago, he had the misfortune of losing his kidneys, and they were replaced successfully through a transplant in India.“But one of the side effects of kidney transplant is heart failure, which he had experienced on two occasions and survived.”NAN reports that Oyebanji served the NTA for 35 years in different capacities, including being a sports broadcaster, and later as General Manager (Sports).He retired as Managing Director of NTA Properties at the authority’s headquarters in Abuja.Oyebanji, who hailed from Kwara, is survived by four children and a wife.(NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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It’s Complicated! Swiss face long road to gambling coherence

first_imgShare bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook despite dire opening  May 4, 2020 Submit Dr Simon Planzer,Swiss legal expert Dr Simon Planzer, Partner of Planzer Law has detailed that Switzerland faces a long and complex road towards developing any type of coherent online gambling framework.Speaking at the iGB Live Amsterdam conference, Planzer has detailed that despite Swiss Parliament approving the mandate of ‘Money Gaming Act – MGA’ in 2017, the application of new online gambling laws could take years to implement.In his presentation, Planzer details Swiss Confederation legislative complexities which have to be implemented throughout 26 autonomous Cantons.Put simply, implementing any federal legislative framework/mandate is considered a tough undertaking for any Swiss government constrained by the nation’s legislative make-up.The revamp of Swiss gambling laws, has been debated for over three years, with little traction for industry stakeholders.Should Switzerland’s  government move ahead with the provisions of the MGA mandate, Planzer details the following likely scenarios for online gambling;The government will implement a tightly monitored ‘ring-fenced regime’, with a capped number of licenses, likely favouring established Swiss gambling enterprises.Furthermore, all online betting/gambling licenses will be certified directly by the Swiss governmentSupporting its digital regime, the government will implement tougher internet and banking restrictions; including stringent IP blocks, bans on third-party marketing and limiting banking transactions.The subject matter of taxation has become a sticking point for all stakeholders. At present Swiss online GGR is set to start at a base level of 20%, in line with the majority of European jurisdictions.Nevertheless, the government has reviewed a number of incremental tax charges, rising from 20% for the first CHF3m (US$3m) of revenues to 40% GGR up to CHF10m, capping out at a maximum 80% rate for every further CHF 1m.Sustaining a population of 8.5 million citizens, with the world richest working median per adult, Switzerland remains an attractive proposition for industry operators. Nevertheless, the complexities of navigating Switzerland’s legislative processes, indicate that patient is of the utmost value for all incumbents. Austrian tax settlement overshadows bet-at-home’s growth momentum November 5, 2019 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Malta MGA follows UKGC lead suspending Stakers.com March 13, 2020last_img read more

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DGOJ reduces red-tape for Spanish tech incumbents

first_img Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 The DGOJ, Spain’s regulatory authority for gambling, has streamlined its approval procedures for technical and operational changes to reduce administrative burdens placed on regulated market incumbents’ tech and product development.Updating the market, the DGOJ confirms that it has reorganised its ‘approval procedure’ attached to the modifications of games, platforms and data centres, which will no longer require authorisation by the regulator.Reducing administrative burdens, the DGOJ will instead require that licensed incumbents update a ‘quarterly change report’, informing the authority of modifications undertaken.It said: “This is expected to significantly reduce the number of authorizations required while maintaining the levels of control and security of the games through the certification processes and the approval procedures of the technical gaming systems.”The DGOJ confirms that it has updated its documents on technical and operational guidance for its market incumbents.Closing its update, the DGOJ recommends that stakeholders reference its ‘technical and operational note’ on the management of gaming systems, and its ‘frequently asked questions’ on certification and auditing of operating systems.last_img read more

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Aaron Sanchez has no quick fix, but pitching for Astros affords him time to find groove

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — In his first two starts for the Astros, Aaron Sanchez limited his sinker usage and held the Mariners and Orioles to one run across 11 innings. He’d struggled earlier in the season with Toronto, posting a 6.07 ERA in 23 outings, but there was reason to think the adjustment-driven performances in a fresh uniform indicated a lasting turnaround. The Astros after all are widely viewed as a laboratory for pitching improvement, recently helping Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton and Brad Peacock make mid-career strides. They’ve pushed their hurlers to favor high fastballs over low-in-the-zone offerings in an effort to maximize the effect of high-spin breaking pitches. Sanchez, equipped with one of the sharpest curveballs in baseball, seemed a strong fit for that program. Optimism was tempered in a 7-6 loss to the A’s on Thursday, though. Sanchez surrendered six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, and he gave up two home runs to Matt Olson as well as long balls to Corban Joseph and Matt Chapman. His fastball and curveball were each hit hard at times.His path toward getting right, then, may not be as simple as it first seemed. He acknowledged after the game he’d need to go back to review his performance further in order to understand what went wrong, not sure the exact cause of his sudden vulnerability.MORE: A’s still feel sting of 2018 wild card gameManager A.J. Hinch blamed a muggy Oakland night and jumpy baseball for the letdown. The teams combined to set the single-game record for home runs at the Coliseum with 10. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, however, said the two-way power display did not stem from the warm Coliseum environment.“Everybody hit them hard,” Correa said. “There were no cheap homers tonight. All of them were crushed.”Pitch execution was another concern. Sanchez lost feel for his curveball in the middle innings, the offering getting “a little sweepier” as the game progressed. The latter two home runs he allowed came from floated breaking balls in the middle of the zone. He said he won’t often last long in contests without his “weapon” working as it should.The right-hander wasn’t sure whether a subtle shift in his mechanics caused the normally reliable pitch to deteriorate, or whether something else contributed to the issue. “We’ll find out,” Sanchez said.Sanchez will likely keep tinkering with his pitch selection in his next start — he threw the sinker 17 percent of the time Thursday after using it at a 19.6 percent and 15.5 percent clip in his other two starts for the Astros. His curveball remained a core piece of his arsenal, even if it didn’t provide the expected results. It’s what everything else works off. He didn’t need to be perfect as he looked for the right mix Thursday. In fact, he avoided being tagged with the loss despite his worst outing since June 30. The Astros tied the game at six after his exit and were positioned for extra innings before Chapman hit a go-ahead home run off reliever Chris Devenski. That’s the luxury of starting for Houston rather than Toronto: Mistakes can often be offset by a dynamic offense ranked first in baseball in on-base plus slugging. The Astros are also 8 1/2 games clear in the AL West, meaning they’re not in danger of falling out of a postseason spot.Still, Sanchez came away from his third Houston appearance upset at himself for wasting the kind of run support he rarely got as a member of the Blue Jays. He wants to match the high standard of play set by his new teammates. For the first time, he failed to do that.“The shutdown inning was not there,” Sanchez said. “That was the biggest frustration of the night.”last_img read more

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Former Patriots player explains why Cam Newton won’t start for New England

first_imgMORE: Cam Newton promises he’ll give Patriots an upgrade over Tom BradyAnd when he signed with the Patriots, it was assumed that he’d been brought there to become the starting quarterback. However, some believe 2019 fourth-round draft pick Jarrett Stidham will actually start for New England this season.Scott Zolak, who played for the Patriots from 1991 to 1998, said on the “Zolak & Bertrand” radio show why he believes Stidham will start.”I believe Stidham will be starting QB from the people I talk to and people that I trust: the players, people tied to the team, team captains,” Zolak said. “The way they speak of Jarrett Stidham and the work he has put in.”MORE: Details of Cam Newton’s new contract with Patriots confirm total lowballZolak also went on to talk about how Stidham has continued to work out despite talk of him talking a break. The Patriots made a big announcement this month when they signed Cam Newton.Newton was dominant in Carolina, leading the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance while also winning MVP. Injuries have limited him in recent years, but many feel he’s still one of the best quarterbacks in the league. So they were surprised when he lasted in free agency for as long as he did. “A lot of people thought Stidham was on a two-week vacation on a wedding tour down in Texas,” Zolak said. “He did go to a wedding and spent time with family — and he worked out every day with pro-caliber receivers. That’s what I was told.”Stidham was seen working out with Patriots receivers this week.While Zolak and a few others still believe Stidham will start for the Patriots, Newton has been talking as if he’s the starter. We’ll find out soon enough who will actually be taking snaps under center for New England this season.last_img read more

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Mulindwa eyes return at FUFA?

first_imgMulindwa has also had a troubled relationship with his successor Moses Magogo, his former right hand man at FUFA. Speculation of Mulindwa returning to FUFA started when he constructed a new stadium for his club Vipers FC.Share on: WhatsApp UOC president Blick (left), FUFA VP Mbidde (middle) and Magogo (right). PHOTO BY FUFAFormer Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Lawrence Mulindwa could be eyeing a return to the position he left in 2013.While at a graduation ceremony for his daughters held at the newly built St Mary’s Stadium Kitende, Mulindwa reacted to comments made by FUFA Vice President Dennis Mbidde who had labelled him a “leper” among other things on a social media post.“I willingly left but if such insane remarks continue uncontrolled, then I will be left with no option but return and show some of these people the class I am made of”, Mulindwa reportedly said.last_img read more

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Uganda too good for Lesotho, Nations Cup beckons

first_imgA large fraction of Ugandans who traveled by the chartered flight from Entebbe and those living in Lesotho cheered the Cranes from start to finish.Just last Saturday, Uganda Cranes beat Lesotho 3-0 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.A chartered flight facilitated by the Government of Uganda enabled the team reach Maseru on Sunday well in time of the Tuesday game.Meanwhile Tanzania overcame Cape Verde to ascend to 5 points, Cape Verde remains on 4 and Lesotho just two points off four matches.STARTING XI: Denis Onyango (GK, Capt), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Murushid Juuko, Dennis Iguma, Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Patrick Kaddu, Faruku Miya and Allan KatereggaSubstitutes: Jamal Salim (G.K), Charles Lukwago (G.K), Isaac Isinde, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Denis Awanyi, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Tadeo Lwanga, Moses Waisswa, Edrisa Lubega, Milton Karisa, Allan Kyambadde, Derrick NsibambiStandingsUganda 4 3 1 0 6 0 10Tanzania 4 1 2 1 3 4 5C. Verde 4 1 1 2 4 4 4Lesotho 4 0 2 2 2 7 2Note: group winners and runners-up qualify for finals except for Group B, where 2019 Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon and the highest placed of the other three teams reach the finalsSOURCE: FUFA MEDIA Lesotho ?? 0 Uganda ?? 2Tanzania 2 Cape Verde 0Maseru, Lesotho | THE INDEPENDENT  | Two Faruk Miya goals in Maseru have put Uganda Cranes on the door-steps of a second Africa Cup of Nations finals.The two-nil away result Tuesday evening means only heavy consecutive defeats by Cape Verde in Kampala and Tanzania in Dar, can stop Uganda Cranes from making it to Cameroon.Miya, the man who ensured Uganda returned to the Nations Cup after nearly four decades the last time round, scored a brace as Cranes out-muscled Lesotho Likuena (The Crocodiles) 2-0 at the Setsoto stadium in Maseru Stadium .Miya opened the scoring as early as the 5th minute with a thunderous shot after good inter-play with Allan Kateregga and Emmanuel Okwi off the right flank.The Croatian based forward playing alongside KCCA’s Patrick Henry Kaddu added the second in the 36th minute with a superbly taken free-kick after a foul on Okwi on the left flank.Half time ended with Uganda carrying a 2-0 goal cushion and it necessitated gallant defending from the visitors as Lesotho surged forward for at least a goal back.Goalkeeper Dennis Onyango and the entire defence had to be alert throughout the second half with explicit defending.In the second half, the technical team headed by Sebastien Desabre rung a couple of changes which witnessed left winger Allan Kateregga paving way for Egyptian based Isaac Muleme.Two goal hero Miya who had been booked was replaced by Moses Waiswa and industrious Patrick Henry Kaddu was rested for Edirsa Lubega. It was KCCA FC striker Patrick Kaddu’s first start on the National senior teamUganda is now on the brink of are within a point of qualification for the 2019 AFCON finals with the last two matches against Cape Verde (home) and Tanzania (away). Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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Confident McIlroy ready to seize shot at career Grand Slam

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames This time, it’s right within his grasp, though he’ll have to chase down a scorching-hot player who’s turned in three straight rounds in the 60s.“I feel like all the pressure is on him,” the 28-year-old McIlroy said of Reed, who’s never won a major title. “He’s got that to deal with and sleep on tonight. I feel like I can go out there and play like I’ve got nothing to lose.”Of course, this isn’t the first time McIlroy has put himself in position to win the Masters. Back in 2011, before he had any major titles on his resume, he led after each of the first three rounds, went to the final day with a four-stroke lead and was still ahead as he made the turn. He totally fell apart after that, playing the last nine holes at 7 over to finish with an 80.He’s played well since then at Augusta, including top-10 finishes each of the last four years.But this is his clearest path to victory since that 2011 debacle.“I’ve been waiting for this chance,” McIlroy said. “I always have said that 2011 was a huge turning point in my career. It was the day that I realized I wasn’t ready to win major championships, and I needed to reflect on that and realize what I needed to do differently. But now I am ready.”This certainly feels different than seven years ago.“Obviously, I’m not in the lead like I was going into that day, so I probably don’t have as much pressure,” he said. “I don’t have to protect anything. I can go out and sort of freewheel like I did today, which is a great position to be in. I wish I was a little closer to the lead or leading, but I’m in the final group and I’ve shot 65 on moving day at the Masters. It’s all I can ask for.”The chip-in eagle sent up a roar that carried across the course. But McIlroy’s most fortuitous hole was No. 13, the dogleg of a par-five that finishes off Amen Corner.With the off-and-on rain really coming down, McIlroy yanked his second shot into the azaleas lining the left side of the green, the club flying out of his hand after the follow-through. As he walked toward the last place he saw his ball, he wasn’t even sure he’d be able to find it. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the azaleas on the 13th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy was laughing and bouncing and swaggering all the way around Augusta National.After his final stroke on a soggy Saturday, he delivered an emphatic pump of the fist.ADVERTISEMENT Agent says McGregor wants to fight again as UFC 223 begins 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No wonder he’s so excited.This is McIlroy’s best chance yet to join one of golf’s most exclusive clubs .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTaking advantage of several fortuitous bounces, McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 Saturday to match his lowest score ever at the Masters , pushing him within three shots of the lead and into the final group with Patrick Reed.There are plenty of days when a golfer feels like the breaks go against him. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ This wasn’t one of those days for McIlroy.He chipped one in from 23 yards away for an eagle at the par-5 eighth hole . He saved par at the 13th after knocking his ball into a thick patch of pink azaleas. He watched an errant tee shot at the final hole ricochet back into the fairway, setting up a birdie that could have easily been a bogey.“I rode my luck a little bit out there today,” McIlroy conceded. “Hopefully I don’t have to rely on it too much tomorrow.”This is the fourth straight year that he’s arrived at Augusta National looking to complete the career Grand Slam — a feat accomplished by only five of the game’s greatest players.The last three times, he was simply too far back to make a serious run at the green jacket on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Then, McIlroy got an impromptu lesson in horticulture.“It was a sea of pink,” he said. “But azaleas are actually pretty thin down below. They look pretty thick on top, but down below they are actually not too bad. I could take a stance and just sort of pick the club straight up and get it back down on top of it and just trundle it out through the pine straw and back on to the grass.”McIlroy advanced his ball to the edge of the green with his third shot, and then knocked it up within 4 feet of the cup before rolling in the par-saving putt. He birdied two of the last four holes to match Fowler and Rahm for the best 18-hole score of the tournament.Now, he’s ready for a moment that seems like it’s been six years in the making.And the stakes couldn’t be higher.McIlroy already has a U.S. Open, a British Open and a PGA Championship.The Masters is the only missing link.“Patrick is going for his first,” McIlroy said, pausing for effect, “and I’m going for something else. It’s going to be good fun.”With that, McIlroy delivered one more smile on a day filled with them.last_img read more

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