ACL Injuries

first_imgI recently read an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about ACL injuries.  Dr. Tim Cremcheck, the Red’s doctor, recently did 10 surgeries in one day.  All of the surgeries were performed on high school athletes.  He has already done over 300 surgeries this year on ACL’s alone.Dr. Cremcheck believes that young athletes are over-extending their bodies.  This is especially true with young ladies in soccer.  His advice is not to over train a young athlete until their bodies have naturally matured.  You might ask “most bodies are not mature until much later, so what should I do for my son or daughter”?  His advice is to let them play their sport naturally and leave the heavy training to the older athletes.Some injuries will still occur, but he feels that the pre-adult athlete’s body is not ready for year-round training.last_img read more

Beckwith stars again at Galway

first_imgBeckwith Star (7-1) bravely landed the two-mile Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle for a second consecutive year. Press Association Henry de Bromhead’s 10-year-old looked susceptible to Defining Year at the top of the home straight, but Dermot Weld’s inmate did not find as much as had been expected and could only finish third. Plain Sailing instead came powerfully from off the pace under Danny Mullins, but he was narrowly kept at bay by the Adam O’Neill-ridden Beckwith Star, with just a head separating the protagonists as they hit the line. center_img De Bromhead said :”For a 10-year-old he has some heart and is very straightforward. “He battled really well and he can do anything (over hurdles or fences) now as he has his job done. “Fair play to Adam, he gave him a super ride and is great value for his 5lb claim.” last_img read more

The Latest: French soccer to raise more money for hospitals

first_imgThe Latest: French soccer to raise more money for hospitals Associated Press April 30, 2020 Fans have a chance to win a signed jersey in exchange for an online donation of 5 euros ($5.40) to the “Tous Unis contre le Virus” (All United against the Virus) campaign.French champion Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey is co-signed by Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani.Dimitri Payet was one of France’s best players when the team reached the 2016 European Championship final and he has signed the Marseille jersey. Houssem Aouar signed Lyon’s jersey.The French league says 2 million euros ($2.2 million) has already been raised through previous fundraising in French soccer.___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The French soccer league has launched a lottery to help raise funds for hospitals and medical staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

‘Super focused’ Edghill qualifies for Pan Am Games

first_imgSENIOR Sportswoman of the Year (2018), Chelsea Edghil, booked Guyana’s lone qualification spot for the Pan American Games Table Tennis Singles when she claimed a narrow victory on Saturday evening in Guatemala.The 21-year-old, who graduated from Lindenwood University in Missouri, USA with a BSc in Chemistry this month, battled back against a strong Paraguayan player to win the second leg of the qualification, which earned her a spot at the July-August Games in Lima, Peru.Guyana’s top four players (Christopher Franklin, Shemar Britton, Trenace Lowe and Edghill) all attempted to qualify for the games, and although they played hard and did achieve some success, only Edghill was able to get the important win in the second knockout.The qualification system had three trials with the top two players from each trial succeeding, before the remaining names were re-drawn for the subsequent round.Although Edghill was seeded number two, just behind Lowe, Lucero Ovelar was favourite to defeat her in their decisive clash. The US-based Guyanese lost the first game 9-11, before she won 11-5, 11-8 and 11-7, but Ovelar battled back to draw even (3-3) at 11-8 and 11-7. The former Caribbean U21 champion kept her composure to win the final game 11-9.‘SUPER FOCUSED’“In the match, the goal was to remain super focused and play one point at a time,” the former Bishops’ High School student told the Guyana Chronicle. “Not thinking about the point lost before and the one ahead, just the point I was about to play. In the 7th game, the strategy was to start early, and remain calm and confident and not have doubts about any shot.”Franklin, who lost twice to Guatemala’s Heber Moscoso, first in the round of 16 (4-2) on the first day, before losing to him in the second tournament 4-3, bounced back on day three to defeat players from Costa Rica (4-1) and Bolivia (4-3), before he was defeated by Venezuelan Marco Navas, who qualified for the games.Britton also lost to Moscoso (1-4) in the final round. The Guatemalan also booked a spot to Peru.In the final round, Lowe also fell in a deciding clash against Trinidadian Rheann Chung.Since Lowe and Franklin had lost in the virtual final, they had chances to make the reserves, but they were defeated in their playoff matches against Barbados’ Tyrese Knight and El Salvador’s Monica Mendoza.Twenty-three males from Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Panama, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, St Kitts, Honduras, Guatemala and Barbados and 19 females from Guyana, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Ecuador, Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Barbados, St Kitts and Honduras were vying for qualification spots.last_img read more

Major discussion on Tipp championship set up

first_imgThe Tipperary County Board is holding a Club Championship Forum tonight in Thurles to discuss structures in the county.Each club has been invited to send 5 delegates which must include 2 adult players plus the Club Chairman, Secretary and Co Board delegate.Among the issues will be the possible decoupling of the Divisional and County championships going forward. Knockavilla Kickhams hurling manager Paidi Slattery has his doubts about the likelihood of this happening.Due to a power failure in the Dome at Semple Stadium – tonight’s Forum has been transferred to The Anner Hotel in Thurles, starting 7.30pm. Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img

I ‘ll Give My Life to Make Supporters Proud of…

first_img*Brenda Rodgers Pledges as he takes over at Leicester CityBrendan Rodgers has been appointed as the new manager of Leicester City, ending a trophy-laden two-and-a-half years at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.The Northern Irishman returns for his third stint in the Premier League, following spells with Swansea and Liverpool, the latter of which ended in October 2015. At Celtic, Rodgers won two straight Premiership titles and leaves the club eight points clear of rivals Rangers at the summit this season.Rodgers said: ‘I’m very privileged and honoured to be here as Leicester City manager and I’ll give my life to make the supporters proud of their club.‘Together, we’ll be stronger and I’m looking forward to working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward.’Leicester sacked Claude Puel on Sunday, less than 24 hours after a disappointing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.The Foxes have now lost four home games in a row and have dropped down the Premier League table. They are without a win since New Year’s Day and will hope the appointment of Rodgers can arrest the slump.In the latter stages of Puel’s reign at the King Power Stadium, the Foxes were dumped out of the FA Cup at the hands of League Two Newport County, before suffering defeats at the hands of Southampton, Wolves and Palace.Leicester City Vice-chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to bring a manager of Brendan’s calibre to Leicester City and I look forward to seeing what he, our talented, young squad and our dedicated, skilled team of staff can achieve together.“As projects, including the development of our new training ground and the proposed expansion of King Power Stadium continue to take shape, and as a young squad of great potential begins to mature, Brendan and his colleagues arrive at an exciting time for Leicester City.“We’re continuing to grow as a club and I am anticipating that Brendan’s coaching methods, knowledge and experience can enhance our journey,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Trump selling Caribbean estate for US$22 million

first_imgTrump selling this lavish estate for $28 million United States President Donald Trump, is selling his Caribbean estate for a whopping $28 million.Trump bought Le Chateau des Palmiers – a walled compound on the north-western tip of French St. Martin for a rumoured £15 million pounds in 2013.After using it mainly as a rental property, he’s put it up for sale.In a brochure for the property, he tells prospective buyers, “Greetings from Donald J. Trump. Escape to a place no other.”The lavish five-acre estate on St. Martin’s Plum Bay includes two villas, one five-bedroom and another four-bedroom and several other buildings.In total, the compound contains 11 bedrooms and 12 full bathrooms.The larger villa has a two-story master bedroom with a Jacuzzi bath tub and two private balconies.The smaller villa has several themed bedrooms, including the “Jungle Room” with a king-size bed.The whole property is enclosed by an eight-foot boundary wall.last_img read more

Matt Stephenson – The ‘fresh’ Betgenius approach to streaming brings round-the clock engagement

first_img Matt StephensonLast month, sports betting data and trading specialist Betgenius launched its first-ever streaming service designed to help sportsbooks plug crucial gaps in their in-play betting schedules.The company’s Global Partnerships Director Matt Stephenson told SBC how Betgenius plans to offer its partners fresh and engaging content around the clock._______________________SBC: Hi Matt, thanks for this interview. Can you detail to SBC audiences why Betgenius has launched a live streaming service after so many years specialising in data and outsourced trading? MS:As part of the Genius Sports Group, Betgenius has access to a huge portfolio of official data rights which it provides to sportsbooks as either raw live data feeds or outsourced managed trading services.Launching a live streaming service was a natural evolution of these close relationships we have with sports; creating an official data product for betting is about helping leagues and federations grow their fanbase and attract new revenues – exactly the same can be said about streaming.However, we also wanted to bring something fresh and valuable to market. From a sportsbook perspective, we saw a growing need among operators to strengthen customer retention during quiet scheduling periods. Therefore, we are initially focusing on content which fills gaps in the live betting schedule, for example, fixtures played during midweek daytimes and overnight for operators in European time zones.SBC: What type of content is Betgenius offering to its partners? MS: Initially, our content is focused on football, basketball, volleyball and table tennis fixtures played across four continents – Europe, Asia, Africa and South America – and subsequently multiple timezones.This is a mixture of content derived from direct sports partnerships where our own data and video technology is used, along with content from third parties who hold the streaming rights. Through the latter for example, we are able to exclusively offer more than 35 Asian football competitions. SBC: What makes the service different?MS: Much of the new content we are offering has never been made available to sportsbook operators before. Yet perhaps the biggest strategic value to operators is the timing of these broadcasts.While streaming of high profile events is, of course, important, most sports fans would rather watch them on TV and not a bookmaker’s website. By focusing on fixtures played at off-peak times on, say, a Monday afternoon, when there are no Champions League or Premier League matches, our partners will offer a complete in-play experience, including live odds and footage.SBC: How does this streaming service dovetail with your live data and trading services?MS: Our entry into the streaming space is really an extension of our commitment to creating a symbiotic relationship between sports and betting. Like data, streaming is a mechanism for sports to commercialise and sportsbooks to engage customers and grow profits. By partnering with sports directly, we are able to provide our sportsbook partners with fast and reliable streaming content while ensuring the sports themselves receive a fair return from the betting sector.Alongside this new service we will be offering a full range of official data and trading services for every streamed fixture. These two elements are highly complementary and allow our partners to access a complete live content solution in one place. SBC: It was announced earlier this week that Betgenius sister company Genius Sports acquired live streaming specialists Oppia Performance. How does this translate to the services that you’re providing to sportsbooks?MS: Oppia Performance supplies an entire range of sports with their own live streaming and performance analysis capability, specialising in volleyball, basketball and an array of other indoor sports. It’s a hugely exciting acquisition which allows Genius Sports to offer an automated video production and distribution system to its global network of over 500 sports partners as GeniusLive.In the future Betgenius will gain access to official – low-latency, 4k HD – streaming content via these partnerships and Oppia’s know-how and technical capabilities will prove an invaluable asset as we roll out our new services to sports and bookmakers._______________________Matt Stephenson – Global Partnerships Director – Betgenius Share Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Lack of self-esteem preventing African countries from winning World Cup – Samuel Eto’o

first_imgAfrican countries have struggled to make a significant impact at the World Cup since the first nation (Egypt) made an appearance in 1934.13 different African nations have appeared at the World Cup, with no team making it past the quarter-finals stage.Ghana’s Black Stars were a penalty away from the semis in 2010, becoming the only African side, along with Cameroon in 1990 and Senegal in 2002 to play in the World Cup quarters.. Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o believes that it’s not a lack of talent which is keeping African countries from World Cup glory.Eto’o reckons that countries on the continent suffer from low self-esteem when they go to the showpiece resulting in them falling flat.The former Barcelona striker, who is an ambassador of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar thinks that an African country can finally win the World Cup when they stop seeing themselves as inferior to the European and South American nations.“Mentalities must change. We are not inferior to anyone,” he said during a video conference.Eto’o even went as far as suggesting that Tunisia could win the next World Cup.Tunisia? They have all the means necessary to qualify, and not play just to participate. It’s an excellent team that can win the World Cup,” he said.“What we lack in Africa is self-esteem.”More from Citi Sportslast_img read more

Teams fight for seven CHAN places

first_imgSeven teams will have booked their place at next year’s African Nations Championship in South Africa after this weekend’s round of qualifiers.Nigeria appear set to fill one of the berths as they take a 4-1 lead into the second leg of their tie against Cote d’Ivoire.And if the reigning African champions are successful, they will reach the finals for the first time.Ousted by Ghana and minnows Niger in previous qualifying competitions, the Super Eagles are desperate to end five years of failure.While coach Stephen Keshi preaches caution, it would be the biggest shock in qualifying for the tournament, which is for home-based players, if they surrender their advantage.“We cannot afford to take our feet off the pedal because we won the first match,” said Keshi, who led the full senior team to the Africa Cup of Nations title in Soweto in February. “The Ivorians are a very good side and we must prepare thoroughly for the second leg or face the prospect of losing out on Nations Championship qualification again.”Ethiopia are another country hoping to make the finals for the first time, although they are less favourably placed than Nigeria having defeated Rwanda only 1-0 in Addis Ababa.Sewnet Bishaw, who took the Cup of Nations team to the finals last January after a 31-year absence, is confident of completing the task in Kigali.“I promise that we will beat Rwanda in their backyard – I do not foresee any serious problems having watched them in the first encounter,” he boasted.Only three of the 23-strong Cup of Nations squad are based abroad, leaving Bishaw with a wealth of experience to call on, including midfield dribbler Shimelis Bekele. A 1-0 victory in Tanzania through a goal from defender Denis Iguma has placed Uganda in pole position to reach a second consecutive Nations Championship tournament.But the Cranes have often fallen at the final hurdle in various qualifying tournaments and Serb coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic remains wary of his east African nUganda will lack both first-leg strikers with Tony Odour sidelined by a pulled muscle and Patrick Edema in Portugal for trials with a third-tier club.Mali are well placed having beaten Guinea 3-1 at home, as are Sudan after forcing a 1-1 draw in Burundi.But Burkina Faso and 2009 champions Democratic Republic of Congo face tough tasks against Niger and Congo-Brazzaville respectively having built just one-goal home leads.There are also four first-leg fixtures with Cameroon belatedly hosting Gabon after the lifting this week of a Fifa ban on the country for state interference. Southern region fixtures between Botswana and Zambia, Mozambique and Namibia and Mauritius and Zimbabwe complete the 11-match schedule.last_img read more