Other Sports Sourabh Verma Wins Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 Badminton Tournament

first_imgHo Chi Minh: India’s Sourabh Verma registered a thrilling three-game win over China’s Sun Fei Xiang to claim the men’s singles title at the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 badminton tournament in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday. Second seed Sourabh, who has won the Hyderabad Open and Slovenian International earlier this year, recovered from a mid-game slump to beat Sun 21-12 17-21 21-14 in the summit clash which lasted an hour and 12 minutes.World no 38 Sourabh, who had won the National champion this year, will now play the USD 400,000 Korea Open World Tour Super 500 event to be held from September 24 to 29.  Sourabh dominated the proceedings in the opening game as he jumped to a 4-0 lead early on and kept moving ahead. He enjoyed a 11-4 cushion at the break and surged to a 15-4 advantage after the breather. Sun tried to recover but the gap was too wide to be bridged as Sourabh pocketed the first game comfortably.  The Chinese came out all guns blazing in the second game, zooming to a 8-0 lead. He lead 11-5 at the interval and even though the Indian tried to make a comeback, it proved an uphill task as Sun roared back into the contest.  Also Read | PV Sindhu Wants Deepika Padukone For Her Biopic, Says ‘She had played the game and is a good actor too’In the decider, Sun had a slender 4-2 lead initially but Sourabh ensured he enjoyed 11-7 advantage at the breather.Also Read | Unprecedented! For First Time, Nine Women Athletes Recommended For Padma AwardsThe Indian then maintained his lead, despite the Chinese snapping at his heels. Leading 17-14, Sourabh blasted off the next four points to shut the door on his opponent and win his third title of the year.  The 26-year-old from Madhya Pradesh had won the Dutch Open and Korea Open last year.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Fast Growth Racing Post B2B expands commercial management team

first_imgShare Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 The Racing Post has moved to expand its B2B division, confirming five new managerial appointments maintaining the fast-growth of its industry commercial services.Updating the market, the Racing Post has appointed former beIN Sports’ head of product distribution, John Matthews as its new Head of Digital B2B services.The firm’s B2B division which operates multi-media, content and data solutions for the racing sector and its wider stakeholders, has moved to further expand its client services team.Racing Post B2B, has appointed former TurfTV senior sales executive Caroline Bourke as Key Partnerships Manager, handling the day-to-day management of the division’s top accounts.Leading the division’s commercial drive is former Redactive Digital Media commercial executive, Darren Hales who is appointed to the position of New Business Manager.The B2B division will be further supported by the appointments of Daniel Smith and Jay Dilger as Account Managers.Eugene Delaney, Managing Director of Racing Post B2B, said: “It’s an exciting time at Racing Post B2B as we expand the team. We continue to develop and deliver market-leading products and services while providing our customers with the highest level of service. The calibre of these new recruits allows us to develop at a faster pace.”last_img read more

Robin van Persie admits he is ‘unhappy’ at Fenerbahce afer being dropped

first_imgFormer Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has said he is unhappy at his new club Fenerbahce after being dropped from the starting XI.The Dutch striker was quick to criticise coach Vitor Pereira for starting him on the bench against Bursaspor at the weekend, although he scored the game’s winning goal after coming on as a substitute 13 minutes from time. Van Persie told Lig TV: “To be honest, I am not very happy at this moment.” “I was not happy that I started on the bench. I am fully fit, physically very well and able to play for 90 minutes. “The only right answer I could give was with what I did: helping the team to get the victory.”The Dutchman has only played the full 90 minutes for his new club once this season, and his winner in Sunday’s 2-1 win was only his second of the campaign. But with Fenerbahce taking 13 points from a possible 15 so far this season, coach Pereira does not regret leaving his star striker out.He said: “I would play more players if we were allowed to play 22 or 25 players. The players can like or not like what I do, but I must take decisions. I am happy with Van Persie’s performance after being brought on to the pitch. “It would be bad if he wasn’t unhappy about being a substitute. This proves that he wants to play.”– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Crusader preview: No. 4 Ulysses stands in the way of a return to the playoffs

first_imgSkyler Struble #60 Brad McBath (Junior)1 9 #54 Nick Hyde (Senior)13 10 9 5’11 Caleb Fowler 59 88 9 63 o #42 Dylan Ferguson♣ 3 carries for 20 yards 5 ♣ #85 Jack Walton• 1 catch for 26 yards 6’1 ♣ #33 Logan Jones• 2 catches for 5 yards 6’0 Andre Fowler Tyler Murray Sage Ferguson 5’9 Varsity Cheer:  Kelsie Haydon, Faith Wilson, Cassidy Harriger, Tori Winger, Andi Dry #72 Connor Burnett (Junior)22.5 #65 Jason Norris (Senior)33 60 72 Connor Phelps 6’2 22 #25 Chris Kop (Junior)10.5 175 15 6’2 6’0 #7 Dylan Goodman (Junior)5 #58 Gabe Smith4.5 #15 Tristin Witham (Junior)3.5 11 140 9 Eric Kop #74 Andrew Fowler (Sophomore)0.5 Wellington’s roster: 11 230 Lukas Soria Ulysses2-07-124 WT YR 6’1 NAME 5’2 170 Michael Billington 1 5’7 WT Kyle Parsons 5’10 53 130 12 Ian Groom 70 10 200 75 66 220 Brad McBath Cheerleading Advisors: Stephanie Lawrence, Jayme Lowe 5’9 98 160 220 Braiden Buresh 167 5’9 12 #5 Connor Phelps (Senior)38 190 11 12 Cade Phelps 4 5’11 25 6’1 9 11 180 10 52 10 Matthew McComb Nick Hyde 6’1 6’3 Principal: Adam Hatfield   Assistant Prinicpal: John Buckendorff    Athletic Director: Brian Buchanan 10 #21 Colton Glover (Junior)7 190 160 # Bailey Etter 65 ♣ #16 Jared Shields• 5 catch for 71 yards and 1 Touchdown 140 9 9 6’2 5’11 Bryce Gilbreth Chase Pfalzgraf 7 33 9 Nic Reyes For Wellington to get into the playoffs, the Crusaders must win or hope for a Rose Hill upset of Mulvane. But if Wellington does win, it doesn’t guarantee playoffs. It also needs some points. Garrett Wilson, the voice of the Wellington Crusaders, has explained the situation here.Wellington-Ulysses game at a glance:Regular Season finale: Ulysses (8-0) at Wellington (4-4). It is Senior Night. Sage Ferguson, Connor Phelps, Jared Shields, Remington Gilkey, Nick Hyde, Jason Norris, Jace Lowe and Skyler Struble will be honored.Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Garrett Wilson, play-by-play, KLEY-AM 1130. FM: 100.3.Game night weather: Bring umbrellas. Forecasters are saying there is a 75 percent chance of rain Friday night.Series history: These two teams have played some of the most epic classic playoff battles in WHS history. 1996 and 2004 were the best of the bunch, unfortunately both won by the Tigers.Ulysses (3-4)1979 – Wellington 32 Ulysses 141993 – Wellington 3 Ulysses 101996 – Wellington 19 Ulysses 212000 – Wellington 28 Ulysses 62004 – Wellington 22 Ulysses 282009 – Wellington 21 Ulysses 0 (1st round playoff).2014 – Wellington 0 Ulysses 19.Game’s significance: Playoffs. Wellington has to win and then win by a few points to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010.Competing schedules: 2015 SCHEDULEWellington:Wellington 14 Augusta 25Wellington 36 Goddard Eisenhower 26Welllington 58 Circle 8.Wellington 34 Clearwater 12.Wellington 0 Andale 46Wellington 8 Collegiate 35Wellington 44 Rose Hill 20Wellington 30 Mulvane 42Ulysses: Ulysses 38 Liberal 19Ulysses 27 Hugoton 21Ulysses 34 Holcomb 20Ulysses 27 Colby 16Ulysses 49 Goodland 22Ulysses 0 Scott City 35Ulysses 34 Mulvane 21Ulysses 57 Rose Hill 7.Injury situation: Other than Remington Gilkey out for the season, Wellington should be in pretty good health.Intangible fact: Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan is 16-19 overall in his fourth season. He is 5-13 in the month of October, 4-7 in district play with all four wins in the opening game.•••••Season statistics (collected by Garrett Wilson): Wellington: • Scoring 28 ppg (224 on the year)o 43 of 104 on 3rd down (41.3%)• Giving up 26.75 ppg (214 on the year)o 21 of 70 on 3rd down (29.5%)• Passing (31.75 ypg)o #4 Cade Phelps♣ 20 of 48 for 254 yards and 2 Touchdowns• Rushing (284 ypg) Mulvane1-14-49 Tristin Witham 11 Seth Smith 6’0 Gabe Smith 10 10 180 5’11 24 54 12 130 9 9 215 10 Joe Ybarra 6’3″ 99/72 Caleb Reichenberger ♣ #7 Dylan Goodman• 3 catches for 13 yards 114 5’5 Jason Jeffery 5’6 46 9 Chris Kop 5’10 Derek Driskell 190 55 Logan Jones Crusader defensive stats: Deyton Araujo 5’8 12 5’7 26 #3 Sage Ferguson (Senior)9 135 5’11 Grey Hatfield 180 250 10 110 #12 Aaron Schoemann1 64 11 Chi Barton 9 185 165 5’8 o #21 Colton Glover♣ 16 carries for 82 yards (5.13 per carry) Wellington1-14-49 210 WELLINGTON TACKLESTackles 5’7center_img 12 10 Class 4A-1 District 7 3 Michael Ledbetter 11 150 9 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — That 19-year football playoff streak that Wellington once held has been followed by a four-year playoff-less streak. Wellington has its work cut out for itself if it wants to prevent a fifth consecutive year of no playoff football.Wellington hosts Ulysses. The good news is we don’t have to drive out to western Kansas this year. The bad news is Ulysses comes in here as the fourth ranked team in the state sporting a 7-1 record. It also has one of the most potent running back’s in the state.Ulysses senior Ian Rudzik, who has been recruited by schools like the University of Wyoming, has been racking up yards by the dozens. He has rushed for 1,533 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. He also can line up in a Wildcat formation as a quarterback and return kickoffs. The Wellington defense will have to be on its toes this Friday to contain No. 33.The district situation: 5’5 170 155 9 HT Trey Cary 6’1 132 Braden Struble 5’8 10 185 Wellington Crusaders 190 11 Jared Shields #85 Jack Walton (Sophomore)5.5 5’8 Managers:  David Matlock, Arielle Pottier, Kolbi Humphrey, Caitlynn Tingley, De’Andre Washington 10 9 158 Aaron Schoemann 5’8 #9 Derek Driskell (Junior)1 #16 Jared Shields (Senior)13.5 9 57 NAME #88 Skylar Struble (Senior)15.5 Ethan Rowley Colton Glover 6’0 5’11 Head Coach:  Tyler Ryan 10 11 5’9 56 74 210 Dylan Ferguson 294 Auston Trillo 5’6 5’8 HT 5’8 58 9 6’1 5’8 11 225 Brayden Sanders 12 62 Trayson Probst 12 77 #42 Dylan Ferguson (Junior)34 5’8 145 130 Assistant Coaches: Ryan Elder, Zane Aguilar, Rick Phelps, T.D. Buck, Tony Ybarra, Nick Wellington, Ross Foley Jace Lowe o Receiving♣ #5 Connor Phelps• 8 catches for 94 yards and 1 Touchdown Follow us on Twitter. Chance Wilson 78 Drake Alcorn 11 YR 9 Cody Metz 2 6’0 Close Forgot password? 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 6’2 80 9 21 220 185 31 5’9 6’3 150 150 9 Jacob Ewing Jason Norris 71 Julian Jimenez 32 290 20 Connor Burnett 10 84 Rose Hill0-20-8-41x #75 Jace Lowe (Senior)1 #50 Lukas Soria (Junior)18 6’0 11 9 133 #31 Remington Gilkey (Senior)11 Superintendent: Rick Weiss    Assistant Superintendent: Brad Morris 87 Joseph Parson 27 9 o #33 Logan Jones♣ 65 carries for 235 yards and 2 Touchdowns (3.6 per carry) 42 6 5’11 147 18 210 85/69 9 160                      Angela Wyckoff, Kayla Billington, Alexis Tracy, Brooklynn Henton 45 o #31 Remington Gilkey♣ 43 carries for 446 yards (10.3 per carry) and 5 touchdowns 81 9 50 190 5’11 200 5’8 150 9 Zhane Cowdin o #5 Connor Phelps♣ 189 carries for 1,065 yards (5.6 per carry)• 16 Touchdowns and 133 yards/game 155 9 140 # 240 Braden Lassley 16 250 Tyler Jimenez Remington Gilkey 5’11 13 61 5’10 6’1 Christian Clayton 12 PlayerTackles Jack Walton 130 6’1 30 19 175 o #25 Chris Kop♣ 90 carries for 410 yards• 4 Touchdowns and 4.5 yards per carry #33 Logan Jones (Sophomore)7.5 5’10 6’3 5’8 Carley Douglas, MaKenna May, Braedon Norris, Kellie Kemper, Lexi Saffell JV Cheer: Breanna Turner, Elizabeth Brownlee, Tatum Witham, Chloe Easterly, Dylan Goodman 155 230last_img read more

Three things we learned from Liverpool v Barcelona

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona fans show their frustration during their devastating defeat at Liverpool© AFP Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 8 – Liverpool reached the Champions League final with a remarkable 4-0 thrashing of Barcelona in Tuesday’s semi-final second leg.Here AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from one of Anfield’s greatest European nights: Incredible Liverpool make historyGiven the size of the task seemingly facing Liverpool, it was no surprise to hear Jurgen Klopp had warned his wife not to expect a celebration when he returned home from Anfield.“I don’t tell my missus ‘wait for me at home, we will have a party after the game because we’ll win it’. We have to work for it,” Klopp had said when asked about the 3-0 first leg deficit.Yet, against all odds, Klopp’s side will face Ajax or Tottenham in the final after one of the greatest nights in their glorious history.Liverpool, five-time European champions, are only the third team in the history of the European Cup/Champions League to come from three goals down after the first leg of a semi-final and progress to the final, following in the footsteps of Panathinaikos in 1970-71 and Barcelona in 1985-86.Origi grabbed the winner with his second of a thrilling game© AFP Paul ELLISOnly Deportivo La Coruna in 2004, Barcelona in 2017 and Roma in 2018 had overturned a three-goal first leg deficit to win Champions League knockout ties.Yet, with Barca so fragile at the back, the writing was on the wall from the moment Divock Origi slotted home from close-range in the seventh minute.The previous three teams to score in first seven minutes of Champions League games against Barca went on to score three or more goals and Liverpool’s relentless pressure ensured they had emulated that achievement by the 56th minute.It was an even more jaw-dropping achievement given Liverpool were playing without injured trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita.The astonishing revival will now forever be mentioned in the same awed tones as Liverpool’s never-to-be-forgotten ‘Miracle of Istanbul’ when Steven Gerrard and company recovered from 3-0 down at half-time to beat AC Milan on penalties in the 2005 Champions League final.Super-sub WijnaldumLiverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring their third goal against Barcelona© AFP Paul ELLISFor 42 years, David Fairclough held a special place in Liverpool’s history as the club’s unparallelled super-sub, but Georginio Wijnaldum’s incredible contribution may have surpassed even his illustrious predecessor.When Fairclough came off the bench to score Liverpool’s winner with just minutes left in the 1977 European Cup quarter-final against Saint-Etienne, he ensured he would be cherished forever at Anfield for the goal that sparked the team’s run to win the tournament for the first time.Now Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum has joined Liverpool’s European hall of fame with two quick-fire goals after coming on as a half-time replacement for the injured Andrew Robertson.Turning in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross in the 54th minute, Wijnaldum put Liverpool two up before rising highest to head in Xherdan Shaqiri’s cross two minutes later.Among all the great moments in Liverpool’s glittering history, Wijnaldum’s was among the most unexpected, but his dynamic display was about far more than his crucial goals as he drove Barca to distraction with his pressing.Incredibly, Wijnaldum went into the match with only three club goals this season, while all the 28-year-old’s Champions League goals in his Liverpool career have come in the semi-finals after he also netted against Roma last season.Feeble Barca stunned by Liverpool fireworksOrigi runs over to celebrates with Arnold after scoring the fourth goal to put Liverpool in the lead on aggregateIn a familiar story for Barcelona, the Spanish champions crumbled under pressure in the most feeble fashion.Significantly for Liverpool, Barca had collapsed against Roma just last season when the Italians recovered from a 4-1 quarter-final first leg loss at the Camp Nou to go through on away goals after a 3-0 win.In the last five seasons alone, Barca had lost knockout games on the road to Roma, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.Once again the Catalan giants, who last won the Champions League in 2015, wilted when the stakes were highest.Showing a lack of appetite for the physical challenge posed by Liverpool, Ernesto Valverde’s side let themselves be bulled into submission far too easily.Their defending was horrific from the moment Jordi Alba’s misplaced header set up Liverpool’s opener and their finishing wasn’t much better as chances for a priceless away goal were squandered.Perhaps it didn’t help that cheeky Liverpool fans set off fireworks at four in the morning outside the Barcelona team hotel in a bid to give Lionel Messi and his team-mates a sleepless night.But that alone was no excuse for the timid way Barca allowed themselves to be ripped apart by Liverpool in one of the most wretched results in the club’s history.“We’re talking about Busquets, Suarez, Pique and the best player I’ve ever seen, Messi, and they could not handle the pressure,” former England captain Alan Shearer said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more