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O’Shea confirms Kieran Bergin’s broken bone

first_imgO’Shea said the Killenaule man suffered a broken bone in his hand during a club game over the weekend and is believed to have undergone surgery on his finger today. Bergin went off injured against Offaly in the League quarter-final, but came on at half-time on Sunday for his side’s victory over Éire Óg Annacarty in the Senior Hurling Championship. The hand injury he sustained yesterday means he won’t be available for selection when the Premier County battle it out with Waterford this weekend in the semi-final of the National Hurling League in Nowlan Park.last_img read more

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SG Digital ups Swedish profile with fresh Svenska Spel contract

first_img Share StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Dylan Slaney – SG DigitalSG Digital, the interactive gaming division of Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has significantly expanded its profile within the re-regulated Swedish online gambling marketplace after agreeing to a new exclusive partnership with state-owned operator Svenska Spel.SG Digital has become the lead online platform provider for Svenska Spel casino and bingo verticals.Furthermore, Svenska Spel digital offering will be enhanced through the operators access to SG Digital’s Open Platform (OPS) and Open Gaming (OGS) systems.Updating the market, Dylan Slaney, SVP gaming at SG Digital, explained: “We’re thrilled to be working alongside Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, and together we will take them to the next level in this exciting regulated marketplace.“Following a quick and simple integration, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino were ready to go live with one of the most comprehensive casino and bingo offerings available, in line with the new regulatory framework being introduced.”In its update, SG Digital brands the importance of Sweden as a growth market, in which the SGC interactive division currently services ‘more than 50 brand partners across the region’.   Competing in a new look Swedish gambling marketplace, state-owned Svenska Spel has moved to improve its digital offering and operations.Fredrik Wastenson – Svenska SpelFredrik Wastenson, MD at Svenska Spel Sport and Casino, added: “The SG Digital team has been instrumental in helping us launch our new casino and bingo sites on the day the re-regulated Swedish gaming market launched.“Scientific Games’ flexible and cooperative approach has been most welcome, as we prepared to go live with our enhanced online offering.“We look forward to working together, as we continue to build our operations and provide our players with an entertaining and safe gaming experience”. Share Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor August 18, 2020 Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

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Veikkaus ‘poor taste’ triggers debate on ‘Phase 2’ of Finnish gambling reforms

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Veikkaus seeks new wagering lead as Kauhanen departs to lead Finnish Hippos June 12, 2020 Lottery leaders to address COVID-19 crisis at SBC Digital Summit April 17, 2020 Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Submit Share Debate on reforming wholesale Finnish gambling laws has arisen, as state-owned monopoly Veikkaus suspends its advertising activity until the end of September, implementing a full scale review of its marketing strategy.Veikkaus’ latest marketing campaign, which depicts a ‘therapist character’, advising patients that ‘cravings for thrills and winnings are normal behaviour’, has been chastised for mocking Finnish mental health services, with Veikkaus further criticised for failing to meet its social responsibility standards as the national gambling monopoly incumbent.Issuing a statement, Veikkaus Chief Executive Olli Sarekoski underlined that the ‘facts could not be denied, we have made mistakes’, ordering Veikkaus marketing to suspend its activity.Government stakeholders had previously warned Veikkaus that it estimated €50 million advertising could be reviewed, as a research report conducted by Finland’s National Health & Welfare Department deemed that the monopoly’s messaging was ‘not in-line with the nation’s public health interests’.Responding to criticism, Veikkaus governance has appointed Helsinki management consultancy Tekir to undertake a review of its marketing operations, assessing all advertising disciplines and engagements.Nevertheless, Veikkaus actions and criticism appear to have triggered a wider Finnish national debate on advertising and gambling reforms.Sirpa Paatero – FinlandAddressing Parliament, Sirpa Paatero Finland’s Minister for Local Government stated that Veikkaus had been let down by an ‘unclear mandate’ as national gambling monopoly, having been forced to absorb Ray and Fintoto operators in 2017 as part of the government’s ‘Lottery Reform Act’.In addition, Paatero stated that wider gambling stakeholders such as the media, charities and sports clubs had been let down by the Lottery Reform Act unfulfilled mandate which has been enforced on Veikkaus to adhere to.Moving forward, Paatero has underlined that multiple stakeholders should work with the government on ‘Phase 2’ of the Lottery Reform Act, improving all-around operating and advertising standards for Finnish gambling.“When Veikkaus was founded as a single company three years ago, it was imperative that the second phase of the lottery law be completed quickly, whereby, among other things, these adverts and all new games would go through to get more detailed rules of the game,” states Paatero.last_img read more

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Rob Howley handed 18-month suspension over betting breaches

first_img Share Submit Wagering records to tumble as Ireland go for Grand Slam glory March 16, 2018 ESSA praises joint UK and France corruption pact January 22, 2018 Related Articles Share Winning Post: Match-fixing allegations rock Albanian football March 26, 2018 StumbleUpon The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has handed former Wales Rugby assistant coach Rob Howley an 18-month ban after he was found to be in breach of World Rugby Anti-corruption and Betting Regulations – known as regulation 6.After news of the betting breaches came to light, Howley was sent home from the Rugby World Cup six days before Wales’ opening pool win against Pool D opponents Georgia. He was subsequently replaced by Stephen Jones, while the WRU carried out its investigation.The suspension is backdated to the time of his initial withdrawal from the World Cup on the 16th September 2019, meaning Howley would be free to return to the game on or after 16th June 2020.In a statement, the WRU explained: “The decision, which has been published in full, comprehensively covers the charges and mitigating features considered by the panel.“As such, no further comment will be made by the WRU or Rob Howley on this subject at this time and media are requested to please respect his privacy and that of his family with this in mind.”The former Wales scrum-half has admitted to placing 363 bets with a variety of bookmakers involving more than 1,000 matches, which have included a number of matches involving the Welsh team.Howley has also admitted to placing two bets on individual players on the Welsh side. One bet related to whether the named player would score a try at any point during a match and the other where the named player would score the opening try.An independent panel, chaired by Sir Wyn Williams, found that the two players had no knowledge of the bets placed by Howley.last_img read more

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Full official list: See all 380 Premier League 2015-16 season fixtures

first_imgAnd finally, the time table is here. Christian Atsu, a Chelsea player on loan at AFC Bournemouth will hope he does not get benched as at Everton when the season starts. His team open against Aston Villa.Black Stars vice captain Dede Ayew will be away at Stamford Bridge as his new club, Swansea try to improve on placing eighth from last term.Jeffrey Schlupp will continue his Premier League adventure with a home game against Sunderland.All 380 games for the 2015-16 season below. Please note, all times and dates are local British time.2015-2016 EPL FIXTURES 8 August 2015AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa #BOUAVLArsenal v West Ham United #ARSWHUChelsea v Swansea City #CHESWA    Everton v Watford #EVEWATLeicester City v Sunderland #LEISUNManchester United v Tottenham Hotspur #MUNTOTNewcastle United v Southampton #NEWSOU Norwich City v Crystal Palace #NORCRYStoke City v Liverpool #STKLIVWest Bromwich Albion v Manchester City #WBAMCI15 August 2015Aston Villa v Manchester United #AVLMUN Crystal Palace v Arsenal #CRYARSLiverpool v AFC Bournemouth #LIVBOUManchester City v Chelsea #MCICHESouthampton v Everton #SOUEVESunderland v Norwich City #SUNNOR Swansea City v Newcastle United #SWANEWTottenham Hotspur v Stoke City #TOTSTKWatford v West Bromwich Albion #WATWBAWest Ham United v Leicester City #WHULEI22 August 2015 Arsenal v Liverpool #ARSLIVCrystal Palace v Aston Villa #CRYAVLEverton v Manchester City #EVEMCILeicester City v Tottenham Hotspur #LEITOTManchester United v Newcastle United #MUNNEWNorwich City v Stoke City #NORSTKSunderland v Swansea City #SUNSWAWatford v Southampton #WATSOUWest Bromwich Albion v Chelsea #WBACHEWest Ham United v AFC Bournemouth #WHUBOU29 August 2015AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City #BOULEIAston Villa v Sunderland #AVLSUNChelsea v Crystal Palace #CHECRYLiverpool v West Ham United #LIVWHUManchester City v Watford #MCIWATNewcastle United v Arsenal #NEWARSSouthampton v Norwich City #SOUNORStoke City v West Bromwich Albion #STKWBASwansea City v Manchester United #SWAMUNTottenham Hotspur v Everton #TOTEVE12 September 2015Arsenal v Stoke City #ARSSTKCrystal Palace v Manchester City #CRYMCIEverton v Chelsea #EVECHELeicester City v Aston Villa #LEIAVLManchester United v Liverpool #MUNLIVNorwich City v AFC Bournemouth #NORBOUSunderland v Tottenham Hotspur #SUNTOTWatford v Swansea City #WATSWAWest Bromwich Albion v Southampton #WBASOUWest Ham United v Newcastle United #WHUNEW19 September 2015AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland #BOUSUNAston Villa v West Bromwich Albion #AVLWBAChelsea v Arsenal #CHEARSLiverpool v Norwich City #LIVNORManchester City v West Ham United #MCIWHUNewcastle United v Watford #NEWWATSouthampton v Manchester United #SOUMUNStoke City v Leicester City #STKLEISwansea City v Everton #SWAEVETottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace #TOTCRY26 September 2015Leicester City v Arsenal #LEIARSLiverpool v Aston Villa #LIVAVLManchester United v Sunderland #MUNSUNNewcastle United v Chelsea #NEWCHESouthampton v Swansea City #SOUSWAStoke City v AFC Bournemouth #STKBOUTottenham Hotspur v Manchester City #TOTMCIWatford v Crystal Palace #WATCRYWest Bromwich Albion v Everton #WBAEVEWest Ham United v Norwich City #WHUNOR3 October 2015AFC Bournemouth v Watford #BOUWATArsenal v Manchester United #ARSMUNAston Villa v Stoke City #AVLSTKChelsea v Southampton #CHESOUCrystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion #CRYWBAEverton v Liverpool #EVELIVManchester City v Newcastle United #MCINEWNorwich City v Leicester City #NORLEISunderland v West Ham United #SUNWHUSwansea City v Tottenham Hotspur #SWATOT17 October 2015Chelsea v Aston Villa #CHEAVLCrystal Palace v West Ham United #CRYWHUEverton v Manchester United #EVEMUNManchester City v AFC Bournemouth #MCIBOUNewcastle United v Norwich City #NEWNORSouthampton v Leicester City #SOULEISwansea City v Stoke City #SWASTKTottenham Hotspur v Liverpool #TOTLIVWatford v Arsenal #WATARSWest Bromwich Albion v Sunderland #WBASUN24 October 2015AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur #BOUTOTArsenal v Everton #ARSEVEAston Villa v Swansea City #AVLSWALeicester City v Crystal Palace #LEICRYLiverpool v Southampton #LIVSOUManchester United v Manchester City #MUNMCINorwich City v West Bromwich Albion #NORWBAStoke City v Watford #STKWATSunderland v Newcastle United #SUNNEWWest Ham United v Chelsea #WHUCHE31 October 2015Chelsea v Liverpool #CHELIVCrystal Palace v Manchester United #CRYMUNEverton v Sunderland #EVESUNManchester City v Norwich City #MCINORNewcastle United v Stoke City #NEWSTKSouthampton v AFC Bournemouth #SOUBOUSwansea City v Arsenal #SWAARSTottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa #TOTAVLWatford v West Ham United #WATWHUWest Bromwich Albion v Leicester City #WBALEI7 November 2015AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United #BOUNEWArsenal v Tottenham Hotspur #ARSTOTAston Villa v Manchester City #AVLMCILeicester City v Watford #LEIWATLiverpool v Crystal Palace #LIVCRYManchester United v West Bromwich Albion #MUNWBANorwich City v Swansea City #NORSWAStoke City v Chelsea #STKCHESunderland v Southampton #SUNSOUWest Ham United v Everton #WHUEVE21 November 2015Chelsea v Norwich City #CHENORCrystal Palace v Sunderland #CRYSUNEverton v Aston Villa #EVEAVLManchester City v Liverpool #MCILIVNewcastle United v Leicester City #NEWLEISouthampton v Stoke City #SOUSTKSwansea City v AFC Bournemouth #SWABOUTottenham Hotspur v West Ham United #TOTWHUWatford v Manchester United #WATMUNWest Bromwich Albion v Arsenal #WBAARS28 November 2015AFC Bournemouth v Everton #BOUEVEAston Villa v Watford #AVLWATCrystal Palace v Newcastle United #CRYNEWLeicester City v Manchester United #LEIMUNLiverpool v Swansea City #LIVSWAManchester City v Southampton #MCISOUNorwich City v Arsenal #NORARSSunderland v Stoke City #SUNSTKTottenham Hotspur v Chelsea #TOTCHEWest Ham United v West Bromwich Albion #WHUWBA5 December 2015Arsenal v Sunderland #ARSSUNChelsea v AFC Bournemouth #CHEBOUEverton v Crystal Palace #EVECRYManchester United v West Ham United #MUNWHUNewcastle United v Liverpool #NEWLIVSouthampton v Aston Villa #SOUAVLStoke City v Manchester City #STKMCISwansea City v Leicester City #SWALEIWatford v Norwich City #WATNORWest Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur #WBATOT12 December 2015AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United #BOUMUNAston Villa v Arsenal #AVLARSCrystal Palace v Southampton #CRYSOULeicester City v Chelsea #LEICHELiverpool v West Bromwich Albion #LIVWBAManchester City v Swansea City #MCISWANorwich City v Everton #NOREVESunderland v Watford #SUNWATTottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United #TOTNEWWest Ham United v Stoke City #WHUSTK19 December 2015Arsenal v Manchester City #ARSMCIChelsea v Sunderland #CHESUNEverton v Leicester City #EVELEIManchester United v Norwich City #MUNNORNewcastle United v Aston Villa #NEWAVLSouthampton v Tottenham Hotspur #SOUTOTStoke City v Crystal Palace #STKCRYSwansea City v West Ham United #SWAWHUWatford v Liverpool #WATLIVWest Bromwich Albion v AFC Bournemouth #WBABOU26 December 2015AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace #BOUCRYAston Villa v West Ham United #AVLWHUChelsea v Watford #CHEWATLiverpool v Leicester City #LIVLEIManchester City v Sunderland #MCISUNNewcastle United v Everton #NEWEVESouthampton v Arsenal #SOUARSStoke City v Manchester United #STKMUNSwansea City v West Bromwich Albion #SWAWBATottenham Hotspur v Norwich City #TOTNOR28 December 2015Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth #ARSBOUCrystal Palace v Swansea City #CRYSWAEverton v Stoke City #EVESTKLeicester City v Manchester City #LEIMCIManchester United v Chelsea #MUNCHENorwich City v Aston Villa #NORAVLSunderland v Liverpool #SUNLIVWatford v Tottenham Hotspur #WATTOTWest Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United #WBANEWWest Ham United v Southampton #WHUSOU2 January 2016Arsenal v Newcastle United #ARSNEWCrystal Palace v Chelsea #CRYCHEEverton v Tottenham Hotspur #EVETOTLeicester City v AFC Bournemouth #LEIBOUManchester United v Swansea City #MUNSWANorwich City v Southampton #NORSOUSunderland v Aston Villa #SUNAVLWatford v Manchester City #WATMCIWest Bromwich Albion v Stoke City #WBASTKWest Ham United v Liverpool #WHULIV12 January 20167.45pm kick-offs unless statedAFC Bournemouth v West Ham United #BOUWHUAston Villa v Crystal Palace #AVLCRY8pm Liverpool v Arsenal #LIVARSSwansea City v Sunderland #SWASUN13 January 20167.45pm kick-offs unless statedChelsea v West Bromwich Albion #CHEWBAManchester City v Everton #MCIEVENewcastle United v Manchester United #NEWMUNSouthampton v Watford #SOUWATStoke City v Norwich City #STKNOR8pm Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City #TOTLEI16 January 2016AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City #BOUNORAston Villa v Leicester City #AVLLEIChelsea v Everton #CHEEVELiverpool v Manchester United #LIVMUNManchester City v Crystal Palace #MCICRYNewcastle United v West Ham United #NEWWHUSouthampton v West Bromwich Albion #SOUWBAStoke City v Arsenal #STKARSSwansea City v Watford #SWAWATTottenham Hotspur v Sunderland #TOTSUN23 January 2016Arsenal v Chelsea #ARSCHECrystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur #CRYTOTEverton v Swansea City #EVESWALeicester City v Stoke City #LEISTKManchester United v Southampton #MUNSOUNorwich City v Liverpool #NORLIVSunderland v AFC Bournemouth #SUNBOUWatford v Newcastle United #WATNEWWest Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa #WBAAVLWest Ham United v Manchester City #WHUMCI2 February 20167.45pm kick-offs unless statedArsenal v Southampton #ARSSOU8pm Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth #CRYBOULeicester City v Liverpool #LEILIV8pm Manchester United v Stoke City #MUNSTKNorwich City v Tottenham Hotspur #NORTOTSunderland v Manchester City #SUNMCIWatford v Chelsea #WATCHE8pm West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City #WBASWAWest Ham United v Aston Villa #WHUAVL3 February 20167.45pm Everton v Newcastle United #EVENEW6 February 2016AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal #BOUARSAston Villa v Norwich City #AVLNORChelsea v Manchester United #CHEMUNLiverpool v Sunderland #LIVSUNManchester City v Leicester City #MCILEINewcastle United v West Bromwich Albion #NEWWBASouthampton v West Ham United #SOUWHUStoke City v Everton #STKEVESwansea City v Crystal Palace #SWACRYTottenham Hotspur v Watford #TOTWAT13 February 2016AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City #BOUSTKArsenal v Leicester City #ARSLEIAston Villa v Liverpool #AVLLIVChelsea v Newcastle United #CHENEWCrystal Palace v Watford #CRYWATEverton v West Bromwich Albion #EVEWBAManchester City v Tottenham Hotspur #MCITOTNorwich City v West Ham United #NORWHUSunderland v Manchester United #SUNMUNSwansea City v Southampton #SWASOU27 February 2016Leicester City v Norwich City #LEINORLiverpool v Everton #LIVEVEManchester United v Arsenal #MUNARSNewcastle United v Manchester City #NEWMCISouthampton v Chelsea #SOUCHEStoke City v Aston Villa #STKAVLTottenham Hotspur v Swansea City #TOTSWAWatford v AFC Bournemouth #WATBOUWest Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace #WBACRYWest Ham United v Sunderland #WHUSUN1 March 20167.45pm kick-offs unless statedAFC Bournemouth v Southampton #BOUSOUArsenal v Swansea City #ARSSWAAston Villa v Everton #AVLEVELeicester City v West Bromwich Albion #LEIWBA8pm Liverpool v Manchester City #LIVMCI8pm Manchester United v Watford #MUNWATNorwich City v Chelsea #NORCHESunderland v Crystal Palace #SUNCRYWest Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur #WHUTOT2 March 20167.45pm Stoke City v Newcastle United #STKNEW5 March 2016Chelsea v Stoke City #CHESTKCrystal Palace v Liverpool #CRYLIVEverton v West Ham United #EVEWHUManchester City v Aston Villa #MCIAVLNewcastle United v AFC Bournemouth #NEWBOUSouthampton v Sunderland #SOUSUNSwansea City v Norwich City #SWANORTottenham Hotspur v Arsenal #TOTARSWatford v Leicester City #WATLEIWest Bromwich Albion v Manchester United #WBAMUN12 March 2016AFC Bournemouth v Swansea City #BOUSWAArsenal v West Bromwich Albion #ARSWBAAston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur #AVLTOTLeicester City v Newcastle United #LEINEWLiverpool v Chelsea #LIVCHEManchester United v Crystal Palace #MUNCRYNorwich City v Manchester City #NORMCIStoke City v Southampton #STKSOUSunderland v Everton #SUNEVEWest Ham United v Watford #WHUWAT19 March 2016Chelsea v West Ham United #CHEWHUCrystal Palace v Leicester City #CRYLEIEverton v Arsenal #EVEARSManchester City v Manchester United #MCIMUNNewcastle United v Sunderland #NEWSUNSouthampton v Liverpool #SOULIVSwansea City v Aston Villa #SWAAVLTottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth #TOTBOUWatford v Stoke City #WATSTKWest Bromwich Albion v Norwich City #WBANOR2 April 2016AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City #BOUMCIArsenal v Watford #ARSWATAston Villa v Chelsea #AVLCHELeicester City v Southampton #LEISOULiverpool v Tottenham Hotspur #LIVTOTManchester United v Everton #MUNEVENorwich City v Newcastle United #NORNEWStoke City v Swansea City #STKSWASunderland v West Bromwich Albion #SUNWBAWest Ham United v Crystal Palace #WHUCRY9 April 2016Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth #AVLBOUCrystal Palace v Norwich City #CRYNORLiverpool v Stoke City #LIVSTKManchester City v West Bromwich Albion #MCIWBASouthampton v Newcastle United #SOUNEWSunderland v Leicester City #SUNLEISwansea City v Chelsea #SWACHETottenham Hotspur v Manchester United #TOTMUNWatford v Everton #WATEVEWest Ham United v Arsenal #WHUARS16 April 2016AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool #BOULIVArsenal v Crystal Palace #ARSCRYChelsea v Manchester City #CHEMCIEverton v Southampton #EVESOULeicester City v West Ham United #LEIWHUManchester United v Aston Villa #MUNAVLNewcastle United v Swansea City #NEWSWANorwich City v Sunderland #NORSUNStoke City v Tottenham Hotspur #STKTOTWest Bromwich Albion v Watford #WBAWAT23 April 2016AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea #BOUCHEAston Villa v Southampton #AVLSOUCrystal Palace v Everton #CRYEVELeicester City v Swansea City #LEISWALiverpool v Newcastle United #LIVNEWManchester City v Stoke City #MCISTKNorwich City v Watford #NORWATSunderland v Arsenal #SUNARSTottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion #TOTWBAWest Ham United v Manchester United #WHUMUN30 April 2016Arsenal v Norwich City #ARSNORChelsea v Tottenham Hotspur #CHETOTEverton v AFC Bournemouth #EVEBOUManchester United v Leicester City #MUNLEINewcastle United v Crystal Palace #NEWCRYSouthampton v Manchester City #SOUMCIStoke City v Sunderland #STKSUNSwansea City v Liverpool #SWALIVWatford v Aston Villa #WATAVLWest Bromwich Albion v West Ham United #WBAWHU7 May 2016AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion #BOUWBAAston Villa v Newcastle United #AVLNEWCrystal Palace v Stoke City #CRYSTKLeicester City v Everton #LEIEVELiverpool v Watford #LIVWATManchester City v Arsenal #MCIARSNorwich City v Manchester United #NORMUNSunderland v Chelsea #SUNCHETottenham Hotspur v Southampton #TOTSOUWest Ham United v Swansea City #WHUSWA15 May 2016Arsenal v Aston Villa #ARSAVLChelsea v Leicester City #CHELEIEverton v Norwich City #EVENORManchester United v AFC Bournemouth #MUNBOUNewcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur #NEWTOTSouthampton v Crystal Palace #SOUCRYStoke City v West Ham United #STKWHUSwansea City v Manchester City #SWAMCIWatford v Sunderland #WATSUNWest Bromwich Albion v Liverpool #WBALIV–last_img read more

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Steve Prohm on Alabama rumors: ‘I want to be the best head coach at Iowa State’

first_imgTULSA, Okla. — Does Steve Prohm want to return to his alma mater? Does Alabama want to hire away the Iowa State coach?That’s the speculation, with the Crimson Tide reportedly negotiating a buyout with fourth-year coach Avery Johnson and Iowa State’s 2018-19 season finished. Immediately following the Cyclones’ 62-59 loss to Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Prohm was asked about the rumors and reports. “There’s nothing to say, man,” Prohm said. “I want to be the best coach at Iowa State. That’s it. I mean, my AD (Jamie Pollard is) right there, he knows that. I love this job. I’m blessed to be the head coach here, first and foremost. I love Ames. There is no story. I’m trying to be the best head coach at Iowa State and see if I can be here for a long, long time.”SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​Pollard was then asked whether anyone representing Alabama had contacted him for permission to speak to his coach.“No, nobody,” Pollard said. “And I don’t expect there will be, because Coach Prohm’s going to be our coach.“Steve is a great man. He’s a great fit for Iowa State. We have a great collection of head coaches and he’s one of ‘em. He knows where he’s really wanted, and I’m not spending any time worrying about it.”Prohm’s history at Bama — he graduated there in 1997 with a degree in education — created speculation the Tide would reach out to him. He also was a team manager under David Hobbs for five years in the 1990s. Hobbs is a special assistant on Prohm’s current Iowa State staff.Prohm has been successful in replacing popular Cyclone legend Fred Hoiberg, going 83-53 in four seasons and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament three times. He also coached Murray State to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, part of a 31-2 season. Alabama has made the Tournament twice since the 2006-7 season, the latest coming under Johnson in 2018.Prohm was just paid over $2 million in 2018-19 according to The Des Moines Register (Iowa), and signed a new contract two years ago that runs through June 2022. Alabama is buying out the rest of Johnson’s contract through 2023, reportedly $8 million. Prohm’s existing buyout is around $3.5 million.HOOVER: Chris Beard perfect coach to lead Red Raiders’ revivalThe Crimson Tide concluded the season with an 18-16 overall record, including 8-10 in SEC play. Alabama, one of the first four teams out of the NCAA Tournament, lost as a 1-seed at home against Norfolk State on Wednesday.The Cyclones, meanwhile, just won the Big 12 Tournament last week (ISU’s second title in the last three years) and entered the 2019 NCAA Tournament as a 6-seed. They played 11-seed Ohio State late Friday night at Tulsa’s BOK Center.The Cyclones were a 5½-point favorite to beat the Buckeyes. and rallied to take a late lead after trailing most of the game. A 3-point attempt rimmed away just before the final buzzer, and Iowa State’s season was over. “The finality of the season, when you invest so much in each other, sucks,” Prohm said. “It’s hard to say goodbye, especially when you’ve had so many great moments together.“The finale really came a lot quicker than I was thinking. I really thought we had a chance to do something.”Speculation on other Alabama candidates has included two other coaches at the Tulsa Regional this week: former Tide assistant John Brannen, who took Northern Kentucky to its first two NCAA Tournament trips in his four seasons (the 26-9 Norse lost to 3-seed Texas Tech on Friday) and Houston coach Kelvin Sampson, who guided the 32-3 Cougars this season to their first outright conference championship since 1984.last_img read more

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FanDuel NFL Playoffs DFS Picks: Lineup advice for Divisional Round daily fantasy football tournaments

first_imgThe second round of the NFL Playoffs kick off Saturday, and with it comes four games and a host of NFL DFS contests that allow you to hold onto that fantasy feeling for a little while longer. When putting together daily fantasy football lineups for the Saturday-Sunday slate, you’re choosing from some of the game’s biggest offensive stars. However, you’re also choosing players in mostly unfavorable matchups. Balancing talent, matchups, and budget is more important than ever, and we feel we’ve done a good job of that with our divisional round FanDuel GPP picks. Our primary strategy involves attacking the worst defense left in the playoffs — Houston. By stacking Chiefs against them, we’re getting high-floor, high-ceiling players, and we’re actually able to get one of them at a discount. We’re also going with a correlating Houston player to complete our game stack, and then filling in our lineup with a high-target WR1, big-play WR2, and boom-or-bust WR3. We’re also going with a two-TE lineup construction that will hopefully further differentiate our picks.  MORE DIVISIONAL ROUND DFS: DraftKings | YahooNFL Playoffs DFS Picks: FanDuel GPP LineupQB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs vs. Texans ($8,600). Mahomes has been downright “ordinary” over his past six games, averaging 234.2 passing yards and accounting for 10 total TDs. Hopefully, that means others will fade him. Mahomes is still a lethal passer with big-play weapons, and we expect the Chiefs to fully unleash him in this favorable matchup against a Texans defense that allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to QBs during the regular season. Mahomes has added some value with his legs down the stretch (22.7 rushing yards per game, two rushing TDs over his past six games), and he’s already carved up Houston once this year (273 yards, three TDs), so you know the floor and and ceiling are high. RB Damien Williams, Chiefs vs. Texans ($6,900). Williams is priced as the RB5 on FanDuel, which isn’t egregious but still makes him a value play. He returned from a rib injury in Week 16 and clearly cemented himself as Kansas City’s lead back. Over the final two weeks of the season, he totaled 35 touches (28 carries, seven receptions), 246 total yards, and three TDs, which was similar to his two-game playoff totals last year (45 touches, 250 total yards, four TDs). This week, he faces a Texans defense that allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to RBs during the regular season. He makes for a solid stacking partner with Mahomes because of his involvement in the Chiefs passing game, and he might not be as chalky as he should be because of his lengthy layoff earlier in the year.  RB Duke Johnson, Texans @ Chiefs ($5,600). It can be dangerous to try to predict game script, especially in the playoffs, but we fully expect the Chiefs to score early and fairly often against the Texans. If Houston falls behind by two possessions, expect to see Johnson on the field more than Carlos Hyde. That could means big things for the ace receiving back, who typically sees around eight touches per game. If that number can bump up to double-digits (something that happened four times this season), Johnson will have a solid floor, especially when you factor in that Kansas City allowed the third-most receptions and most receiving yards to RBs this season. Johnson posted 54 total yards and a score on seven touches against the Chiefs earlier this year, which shows he can easily pay off at his modest price. SATURDAY DFS LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Davante Adams, Packers vs. Seahawks ($8,400). Adams is the best bet for targets this week, as he’s averaged 11.4 since returning from a foot injury in Week 9. That yielded 619 yards and five TDs, including at least 93 yards in each of the past three games. The Seahawks are relatively mediocre against WRs, allowing the 12th-most WR receptions during the regular season, so Adams should rack up catches and has 100-yard, multi-TD upside. WR Deebo Samuel, 49ers vs. Vikings ($6,100). Samuel averaged 5.4 targets per game during the regular season and had nine carries for 122 yards and a TD over the final five games. He’s going to touch the ball — and often in advantageous spots — and that gives him a slightly higher floor than most second-tier receivers. This is a favorable matchup, too, as Minnesota allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to wide receivers during the regular season.WR Tajae Sharpe, Titans @ Ravens ($4,900). If Baltimore struggles anywhere in pass defense, it’s against slot receivers. That was shown by Cole Beasley and Jamison Crowder combining for 10 catches, 119 yards, and three TDs against Baltimore in Weeks 14 and 15. Sharpe is most likely to work out of the slot with Adam Humphries (ankle) banged up, so if you need a low-owned, lotto-ticket receiver in a GPP, Sharpe has a decent amount of upside. SUNDAY DFS LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs vs. Texans ($7,500). In Weeks 11-15, Kelce had at least 90 yards three times and scored three total touchdowns. He’s essentially a stud wide receiver you can plug-and-play at tight end, and against the Texans, who allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to TEs, he’s close to a sure thing (despite catching just four passes for 58 yards against Houston in Week 6). George Kittle at $7,400 is a fine play (despite the much tougher matchup), but since we have Mahomes at QB, we’re going with the stack and hoping for multiple TD connections. FLEX Mark Andrews, Ravens vs. Titans ($6,800). Kelce and Kittle have higher floors than Andrews, but he has just as high of a ceiling. Despite a nagging ankle injury, Andrews scored seven TDs over his final seven games, twice posting multiple scores. The Titans allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to TEs during the regular season, so this is a great matchup, too. Most DFS owners don’t like starting two TEs, and with Kittle and  Kelce available — or a host of much cheaper options — Andrews might fall through the cracks more than he should. Either way, we’ll have slightly differentiated our lineup by having two of the top TEs. D/ST San Francisco 49ers vs. Vikings ($4,600). Kirk Cousins got the “big-game monkey” off his back last week, but that doesn’t mean it’s only onward and upward from here on out. The 49ers defense hasn’t been as good down the stretch, but with Dee Ford (hamstring) and Kwon Alexander (pectoral) expected back and a week to prepare for Cousins and the Vikings, we expect a few big plays. Because we can afford it, we’re paying up and hoping others are punting the position and paying down for an even riskier D/ST.last_img read more

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Sumner Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Dec. 7 to Dec. 12, 2015

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Dec. 7 to Dec. 12, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Coleman, Tondrea D.39Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation Violation12/8/15 Ramirez, Daniel30Mayetta, KSCowley County Prison KDOCSUSOProbation Violation12/10/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Cassube, Nina K.32Wichita, KSKanas Star Casino, Mulvane, KSSUSOPossession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant12/11/15 Lira, Cory  W.34Wellington, KS400 N. Douglas, Wellington, KSWPDDistribute opiate, Use communication facility; Poss of opiate12/12/15 Sedgwick Co3 Barber Co0 Myers, Matriell Deshone42Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to appear12/7/15 Oxford PD0 KHP2 Martin, Brooke A.19Conway Springs, KS2022 E. 16th, Wellington, KSWPDTheft of prop/services12/11/15 Cox, Kenneth E. Jr.30Sacramento, CAI-35 MP14, Wellington, KSKHPPoss of opiate, Use/poss w/intent to use drug paraphernalia, Driving while license cancelled, vehicles unlawful acts registration12/7/15 Sumner Co13 Meridith, Heather B.42Wellington, KS617 N. Morning Side Dr., Wellington, KSSUSODomestic Battery/ Assault/ Disorderly Conduct12/9/15 Dine, Howard E.29Haysville, KS211 N. SecondMPDAggravated Arson12/9/15 Crittenden, Veryl D. M.39Eureka, KSGreenwood County Jail, Eureka, KSSUSOGiving a worthless check/ Contempt of court12/7/15 Triplett, Brian H.43Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation violation (X2)12/7/15 Mulvane PD1 Young, Paul B.41Wichita, KS772 Kansas Star Dr.SUSOPossession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulant12/11/15center_img Catache, Jason G.32Newton, KSHarvey County JailSUSOFailure to Appear12/8/15 Bail Bondsman0 Wheeler, Tina L.46South Haven, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence12/10/15 Rodrigues, Erick A22Arlington, TXS. I-35 MM #8, South Haven, KSKHPDriving While Suspended12/8/15 Caldwell PD0 Rowe, Nathan S.23Wellington, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation12/8/15 Vaughters, Jessica L.26Belle Plaine, KS737 E. 112th Ave. NSUSOProbation Violation12/9/15 Brown, Jessie W.28Wellington, KS400 N. A. St., Wellington, KSSUSOTheft of prop/services / Failure to Appear12/8/15 Yonts, Ami E.42Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSUSODriving While Suspended/ Possession of hallucinogenic drug/ Possession of paraphernalia/ Possess w/ intent to use drug paraphernalia/ Possession of Methamphetamine12/8/15 Mullins, Elroy R.30Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence12/7/15 Total23 Belle Plaine PD0 Conway Springs PD0 Barnes, Edgar V.26Wellington, KS211 E. 3rd St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic Battery12/10/15 Olson, Andrew T.38Wellington, KS909 W. 16th, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery, Battery, Criminal damage to property12/12/15 Williams, Timothy G.45Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence12/12/15 KRGC Wellington PD4last_img read more

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Bug expert: Risk of ‘murder hornets’ reaching Iowa is ‘very slim’

first_imgAMES — An expert on insects says there’s no evidence so-called “murder hornets” are in Iowa and it’s entirely possible they’ll -never- buzz this far inland. Donald Lewis, an extension entomologist at Iowa State University, prefers to use the wasp’s proper name, Vespa mandarinia, or the Asian giant hornet. “That’s the official name,” Lewis says. “It was a good enough name in its home country of Japan. It should’ve been a good enough name here, but it got called something else which tends to add a little alarmism to the whole process.” The hornets were found in recent months in Washington state and in British Columbia, Canada in very small numbers and their nests were quickly destroyed.  “The possibility of the Asian giant hornet in Iowa is very slim,” Lewis says. “There’s a long history of insects finding their way to the North American continent and establishing and becoming invasive species. The chances for this one are slim but it’s worth watching.” The hornets got their murderous nickname because they can brutally wipe out honey bee colonies by decapitating the smaller, beneficial insects. About a dozen people -are- killed by the giant hornets every year in Japan, while in the U-S, about 50 people die every year from getting stung by various insects. In addition to being the world’s largest hornet at up to two inches long, their coloring is very distinctive.  “This is a huge wasp and it’s typical of all wasps with an elongated, slender body,” Lewis says. “They have four wings. The abdomen has a black-and-orange stripe. The head is orange, but the eyes are very black, which makes the eyes very prominent.” For the most part, if you don’t mess with the hornet, it won’t mess with you, Lewis says, but it will attack if provoked and its sting can be very painful and potentially fatal. If you encounter one, he says the best defense is simply to steer clear.last_img read more

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