Mahadeo, Adonis for 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games

first_imgGUYANA’S Dillon Mahadeo and Delice Adonis will compete at the July 29-August 4 esteemed Reebok CrossFit Games in Wisconsin, USA, according to a Newsroom Mahadeo got the nod to fly the Golden Arrowhead after finishing as the fittest of 21 men who entered for a chance to represent the country at the event, while Adonis emerged top of a field of 10 females.The Reebok Games is the pinnacle of CrossFit globally and the prestigious title of ‘Fittest on Earth’ is at stake. While Mahadeo and Adonis will compete in the Individual category, there will be rivalry in the Team, Teen and Masters divisions.In an exclusive interview with the Newsroom, Mahadeo said, “Qualifying for the CrossFit Games was on a different format this year. It was through the Open, which is a five-week-long online qualifier.“So each week they released one workout and you had to attempt the workout and submit your scores and based on how you tally up locally amongst your competitors, the winner at the end of the five weeks would determine the national champion, which qualifies you directly to the 2019 CrossFit Games.”last_img read more

Syracuse to play Colgate for 22nd straight season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 For the 22nd-straight year, Syracuse will host its Central New York rival, Colgate, at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 22, according to an SU Athletics release.The Orange has won all 21 meetings, in addition to 27 others before that. It will the be the 167th all-time meeting, of which Syracuse has won 121.Last season, Colgate finished 13-18, good for seventh in the Patriot League.Here’s how Syracuse’s schedule looks to date:Exhibition: Carleton (Canada), Nov. 2, TBDExhibition: Adrian, Nov. 10, TBDCalifornia (2K Classic at Madison Square Garden), Nov. 20, 9 p.m.TBD (2K Classic), Nov. 21, TBDLoyola (Md.), Nov. 25, TBDHoly Cross, Nov. 28, TBDAt Michigan (Atlantic Coast Conference-Big Ten Challenge), Dec. 2, TBDSt. John’s, Dec. 6, TBDLouisiana Tech, Dec. 14, TBDAt Villanova (Wells Fargo Center), Dec. 20, TBDColgate, Dec. 22, TBDLong Beach State, Dec. 28, TBD *AdvertisementThis is placeholder text*Not announced by SU Athletics Commentslast_img read more

Turnovers cost Trojans in season opener

first_imgDespite a significant  discrepancy in turnovers, the new members of the team shined for the Trojans and provided a glimpse of what is to come for this young team. Freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin led the team with 19 points and six assists in his debut, but he also had seven turnovers. He showed off his ability to get to the hoop and seemed to develop good chemistry with his big men, constantly feeding them the ball down low.McLaughlin was consistently the Trojans’ best player on the court, but he sat out key moments in the second half. Second-year head coach Andy Enfield noted that the point guard still played for most of the game and he was just monitoring his workload.“When you play 33 minutes, it’s not like I took him out, but he gets tired like everyone else. We make the judgement of when he needs a blow,” Enfield said. “Of course we want him in the game, he does a lot of great things but he’s got to learn that he’s got to cut the turnovers way down but we’re proud of him. He’s a freshman [in his] first game, he’ll get better.”Two other Trojans finished the game with double digits: freshman forward Malik Martin added 10 points and redshirt sophomore guard Katin Reinhardt scored 11 in their Trojan debuts.Portland State was led by senior forward Tiegbe Bamba who scored 19 points and sophomore forward Braxton Tucker who added 16. The Vikings had five players score in double digits, including senior guard Tim Douglas who scored 14 and shot 4-6 from behind the arc.The Vikings were stingy on defense, stealing the ball 10 times, and shot well from behind the arc at 44.4 percent. USC was only able to force four turnovers and only shot 33.3 percent from three, both factors proving to be the difference in the game.USC led briefly in the first half after an 11-3 run put them up 23-22, but Portland State led for most of the game and went into the half up 39-32 after a 17-9 burst to end the first half. The Trojans were able to take a lead in the second half after a bucket from redshirt sophomore forward Darion Clark put them ahead 48-47, but the team never saw a lead the rest of the game.The Trojans fought all through the second half and cut the deficit to one after a jumper from Reinhardt at 7:16, but then the Vikings went on a 10-0 run and never looked back.Enfield started with a loss for his second straight season, and cited turnovers as the main reason for his team’s inability to beat a Vikings squad that went 17-15 last year, and 11-9 in Big Sky play.“You’re not going to beat any team with 23 turnovers and you look and our starters had 22 of the 23,” Enfield said. “It’s not our bench coming in and turning it over. It was our players who we thought were our starting lineup, and they have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball.”The Trojans were able to outshoot their opponent from the field, 53.2 percent to 39.1 percent, and outrebounded Portland State 43-25, but the turnovers kept them from winning the game.Joining McLaughlin, Reinhardt and Martin in the starting lineup were returning sophomores, guard Julian Jacobs and forward Nikola Jovanovic. Jacobs only scored four points but added six rebounds, and Jovanovic scored six with seven boards, but also had six turnovers.The bench was led by Clark, who scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Junior forward Strahinja Gavrilovic and freshman guard Elijah Stewart each added five points in the reserve role.The Trojans will look to rebound from their loss in their second game on Monday against Tennessee Tech, a team that opened their season with an 83-29 beatdown of Piedmont International. In that game, junior center Dwan Caldwell and freshman forward Mason Ramsey led the Golden Eagles with 14 points. This will be the first meeting between the two teams. Tennessee Tech, much like USC, has a plethora of new faces, as they welcome in two transfer students and four freshmen. Tennessee Tech is led by head coach Steve Payne.“We have to watch film and go easy on the legs and prepare for Monday night,” Enfield said. “Tennessee Tech’s a very good, experienced team; a lot like Portland State.”Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Galen Center. USC’s men’s basketball team opened its season with a 76-68 loss to Portland State on Saturday. The Trojans committed 23 turnovers in the game, 22 of which were lost by the starting five. The Trojans only forced four turnovers from Portland State, who capitalized off of the Trojans’ mistakes.Flash of greatness · Freshman guard Jordan McLaughlin scored a team-high 19 points in his first game as a Trojan, but he also cost the team seven turnovers in his 33 minutes of play on Saturday night. – Kenneth Rodriguez-Clisham | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Croatia Clip Eagles’ Wings 2 – 0

first_imgDemola OjoA first half own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute and a second half penalty dispatched by Real Madrid maestro Luca Modric in the 71st were enough to put an uninspired Nigerian team to the sword in Kalinigrad yesterday, as Croatia went top of Group D without playing at their best.The Eagles offered little attacking threat, although Dejan Lovren blocked Alex Iwobi’s shot just before half-time, and Odion Ighalo glanced a Brian Idowu cross straight at goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. Ighalo’s header from Idowu’s cross, in the 59th minute, was the first of just two efforts on target by the Super Eagles, although Leon Balogun went close to heading in from a Moses corner at the start of the second half.Victory takes Croatia top of the group, after Iceland held Argentina 1-1 earlier yesterday. Both Modric and Ivan Rakitic were excellent in their passing, and Croatia threatened more as the game became stretched in the second half.When Croatia did create chances, it was usually their two creative midfielders who were involved. Modric’s fine early cross was guided down by Ivan Perisic for Mandzukic to fire over, while Andrej Kramaric’s header looped just over the crossbar from a Rakitic assist after half-time.Tactical Analysis (Nigeria)The Super Eagles put in a flat and disjointed performance which in truth, wasn’t much of a surprise considering the way they’ve played this year, even in victory over Poland in March.The responsibility lies with the coaching crew who have, rightly, been applauded after Nigeria blitzed through their qualifying campaign for the World Cup.However, the Super Eagles last impressive display was a 4-2 friendly victory over Argentina November last year.A closer look at the Nigerian team suggests the loss to Croatia – just like in friendlies preceding the World Cup – was more of a tactical problem, rather than personnel. By playing two defensive minded midfielders alongside captain Mikel Obi (who has been tasked with playmaking duties further up the pitch even though he has played as a successful defensive midfielder for most of his career), the Eagles have been slow paced, without any urgency in attack.In a bid to shoehorn Mikel into an attacking position, Alex Iwobi – arguably the most creative player in the team – has been shunted to the wings, where he is less effective. Invariably, the Eagles lone striker Odion Ighalo has more often than not, played in isolation.If the Nigerian team are to get positive results against Iceland and Argentina, they must be more proactive with at least, an additional attack minded player in the starting lineup.One of the three substitutes that came on against Croatia – Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa or Simeon ‘Simy’Nwankwo – should be jostling for a starting spot. Wilfred Ndidi’s dynamism in midfield – means he is able to play in tandem with Mikel. The Eagles most experienced player is still invaluable to his team. His calm and know-how are needed, and he can still be a playmaker from a deeper position.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NSoft adds virtuals onto EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine

first_img Share PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Share NSoft has agreed to make its virtual sports and draw-based games available on EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine after the two secured a new agreement.The integration will ensure that NSoft’s games will become more accessible to EveryMatrix’s clients, having already integrated their games with three betting operators.Lazar Miucin, VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft, commented: “This is something different for us and it’s really exciting. In essence, we are the platform provider as well. The partnerships like this are great to overcome challenges in business.“It includes three parties, working together to bring the best content to the punters. I am really glad to see this in action and very proud to be a part of the process.”“We are pleased to be welcoming NSoft to our vast network of content suppliers,” added Amund Stensland, CasinoEngine COO. “The diversity and high-quality of their virtual games’ portfolio impressed both our clients and our casino team. It proved to be an excellent solution in the context of the recent sports events crisis.”Earlier this week, EveryMatrix added a range of products from Highlight Games to its CasinoEngine platform.Under the terms of the agreement, the London-based video virtual sports specialist has made English, Italian and Greek variants of its Soccerbet product available to operators on EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine platform, with future plans to include a Turkish version. MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

ReKTGlobal partners with the Bahrain Royal Family

first_imgReKTGlobal, a U.S. based esports infrastructure company, has laid out plans for their investment partnership with the Bahrain Royal Family’s esports company, OverPowered Network.The partnership will see ReKTGlobal use their infrastructure to grow esports in the Middle East. The news comes off the back of recent investment in ReKTGlobal by Imagine Dragons band members, Daniel Platzam and Wayne Sermon. Speaking of the partnership Amish Shah, Founder and Chairman of ReKTGlobal, had this to say: “Ali, Ahmed and Abdulla share the same passion, mindset and vision for the esports industry as our team at ReKTGlobal, making them a perfect fit for us to become partners. ReKTGlobal is going to be the catalyst that brings the key stakeholders and best practices to accelerate growth in the Kingdom of Bahrain and entire Middle Eastern region.”Dave Bialek, CEO and Co-founder of ReKTGlobal, added: “We believe the Middle East is a place of great opportunity for esports and with this new investment and strategic partnership with OverPowered Network, we hope to connect the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) esports community with the greater global esports market.”OverPowered Network will also lead a number of initiatives within the Middle East esports scene, including; OP Events who will design and facilitate gaming events and tournaments, OP Arenas who will act as gaming community hubs, catering to console, PC and tabletop gaming. OP Arenas will also host a number of grassroots esports events, while OP TV will be an online channel focused on gaming content, with a focus on esports and other gaming-related shows.Ali Al-Khalifa, Co-founder of OverPowered Network, had this to say about the deal: “After looking for the right partner for almost two years, we’re excited to partner with ReKTGlobal. The team has built a powerful body of work including partners like State Farm and Find Your Grind, and we know they’ll help us expand the scope of services we can provide to gamers and brands in the region and worldwide.”ReKTGlobal will also look for sponsorship opportunities for their Rogue organisation, while RektGlobal will look to recruit players from the Middle East and North African communities.Esports Insider says: It is always good to see an area of the world getting some esports love. The Middle East is made up of 17 countries with a total population of over 410 million, it’s also a region with immense wealth, meaning esports has a significant opportunity to prosper there and investments like these will hopefully help to build that foundation.last_img read more

Black Maidens battle ready for Equatorial Guinea

first_imgBlack Maidens assistant coach of the Ben Fokuo says his team are in good shape for their crucial 2014 FIFA U 17 World Cup qualifier against Equatorial Guinea this Saturday at the Accra stadium.The female U 17 team secured passage to this stage of the qualifiers following Congo Brazzaville’s failure to turn up for the first qualifying round game.The Maidens are chasing a second successive World Cup appearance after that impressive performance at the last edition in Azerbaijan where the team finished third in the competition.Fokuo, who guided the team to a 1-1 draw in a friendly game with juvenile side Mandela FC at the Accra stadium on Tuesday, says they are up to Saturday’s challenge”We have prepared very well and you know Maidens as always carry high expectations from Ghanaians so during our training sessions whatever we have been teaching them is working to perfection,” he told Joy sports”We have played some friendly matches and the girls are doing very well so I’m sure we are ready for the game on Saturday.”last_img read more

Rams’ loss to Buccaneers ‘a wake-up call for everybody,’ Sean McVay says

first_imgSean McVay offered no excuses for the Los Angeles Rams’ shocking 55-40 defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, calling it “a wake-up call for everybody”.The Rams went to the Super Bowl last season and started the new NFL campaign 3-0, but they were upset by the Buccaneers in a high-scoring clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum. Buccaneers 55, Rams 40: By the numbers look at one of highest scoring games in NFL history Rams’ Todd Gurley calls Thursday games ‘dumbest thing ever’ Although it was a rare setback for Los Angeles, McVay was not looking to evade criticism and accepted responsibility for the loss.”I’m not going to sit up here and continue to make excuses for why I’m not doing a good enough job,” he told reporters. “I’m just not doing it right now, we’re not getting it done. We’re just going to continue to put our heads down and try to find solutions. Related News NFL Week 4 Sunday Huddle: Buccaneers stun Rams in high-scoring affair; Chiefs escape upset in Detroit “I think really it’s a wake-up call for everybody. Ultimately, it’s about finding a way to win football games. We didn’t do that today.”We make no excuses for it and we relish the opportunity to move forward the right way.”On to Seattle.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 30, 2019McVay could not identify one specific aspect the Rams needed to improve on, calling on every member of the team to be better.”There’s too many things to really point out one thing,” he added. “I think we’re all capable of better.”We continue to fight but, ultimately, it’s about finding a way to get it done and we didn’t today.” Quarterback Jared Goff threw for a career-high 517 yards, yet he also had three interceptions and his late fumble allowed former teammate Ndamukong Suh to cap the victory for the Buccaneers.”I’ve got to be better,” said Goff. “The defense is doing a good job right now – and there was a lot of the game where we were doing a good job.”We were moving the ball well, we were executing, but we couldn’t run the ball effectively and were getting a lot of pressure. There was a lot of good stuff to build on and a lot, a lot of stuff to clean up.”last_img read more

J. Lo, Shakira Set to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show in Miami

first_imgJennifer Lopez and Shakira are set to bring people to their feet at the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show in Miami.NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced on Thursday that the superstar performers will appear on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.Lopez’s 20-year career has include chart-topping songs such as, “If You Had My Love” and ”All I Have.” She recently concluded a tour to celebrate her 50th birthday. In addition, her latest movie, “Hustlers,” has brought the fans to the box office in droves. Shakira, who released her first album in Spanish in 1991, took a bilingual route with her music 10 years later with the hits, “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes.” She has won 11 Latin Grammys and three Grammys. “It doesn’t get any bigger than this! So excited about getting on that #SuperBowlLIV #PepsiHalftime stage!,” she tweeted.“These two remarkable artists are setting a new precedent for what this show can become, and we’re confident that this will be an incredible performance for the ages,” Todd Kaplan, Pepsi’s vice president of marketing, said in a statement announcing the show.Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company is co-producing the Super Bowl halftime show. The game and show will be broadcast live on Fox in 180 countries.The last Super Bowl to be played here in South Florida was Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, when the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17last_img read more