Eagles Top Hilltoppers In Jr. High Soccer

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Jr. High Soccer team traveled to Madison to play the ShaweHilltoppers. JCD won 6-1.Scoring players Trent Linville 5 (ties record) and Cameron Grable 1 . Assist went to Blake Simon 2 , Trent Linville 1, Jordan Meyer 1. Shots on goal: Trent Linville 8, Jordan Meyer 3, Morgan Sutton 2, Blake Simon 2, Cameron Grable 1, Kobe Darnold 1.Courtesy of JCD Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

June 20, 2018 Blotter

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Norwich’s Alex Neil says Brendan Rodgers should be given time with Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers deserves time to fix the problems at Anfield, according to Norwich manager Alex Neil. “Our away record has been really good because we’ve gone with a method to win the game,” Neil said. “Every game has been different. Sometimes we’ve been very aggressive from the start, sometimes we play on the counter-attack. “We’ve got a plan which we worked on today in training and hopefully that gives us the best chance of coming away on Sunday with some points.” Norwich defender Andre Wisdom, on loan from Liverpool, is ineligible and Gary Hooper is out with an ankle injury but Lewis Grabban has returned to training and is available. “Brendan Rodgers has proved himself a manager, there’s no question about that,” Neil said. “He nearly won the league with Liverpool. Who am I to comment on Brendan Rodgers? He’s done fantastically well as a manager in his career. “People always say it’s a good time to play them, we’ll just look at what we do and see where it takes us. “I don’t buy this, ‘Liverpool are in crisis’. Liverpool have got good players, they’re well managed and they’ll be a danger to any team in the league. “It’s something all teams go through when they’re really good and then when they don’t perform as well as they should do. “Players aren’t robots, maybe the combinations in the team aren’t functioning as well as they can or there may just be a loss of form in the group.” Norwich are currently level with Liverpool on seven points following an encouraging start to their battle for Barclays Premier League survival. Wins against Sunderland and Bournemouth, as well a draw against Stoke, mean the Canaries sit ninth in the table ahead of their trip to Anfield. Norwich visit Liverpool on Sunday hoping to extend an uncertain start to the campaign for the Reds, who have managed one point and a single goal in their last three games. Poor performances mean Rodgers is already under pressure this season but Neil dismissed suggestions Liverpool are there for the taking this weekend. Press Associationlast_img read more

Khan ready for Street Tuner battle

first_imgStreet tuner competitor Sharima Khan is not about to intimidated by the competition when the second National Race of Champions gets going this Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit.Khan, the driver of a bright pink Honda CRX believes that she has the X factor needed to excel come race day and is prepared to produce podium performances for her sponsors.“My group is going to be an interesting group because there are a lot of competitors who are gunning for the top spot in the class. It just makes it all the more competitive for us and it will be a good show,” She told Chronicle Sport.She continued, “I don’t want to single out anyone specifically as race day threats because the races are so closely contested and the differences between first and fifth aren’t very far off, but I can say that I am feeling very confident.”Work to the car from the last meet were focused around suspension and Khan believes that this too can be a determining factor come race day.“Can the suspension work do the trick? For me, I think it can because handling is important for me. Anywhere you can pick up fractions of a second here or there means a faster lap time which is always welcome in racing.”She added, “My father and my mechanics are to thank for these tweaks and I really could not have figured that stuff out on my own. The car feels better from the few sessions I’ve had so I guess it’s just left up to race day.”Her sponsors include Mohameds Enterprise, Rent-a-tent, Palm Court and Bumper to Bumper.Meanwhile event has carded 22 races for the day and commences at 08:30Ansa McAl, Prem’s Electrical, B.M. Soat, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Ready Mix, Special Auto, Japarts, Ticket Master, Palm Court, KGM, MAC Batteries, S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction, L Mahabir and Sons Cambio and Choke Gas Station are the event sponsors.last_img read more

Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc. donates ringside boxing bell to GBA

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) will have a new ringside bell for next weekend’s Caribbean School Boys and Juniors Boxing Championships after Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc. presented the equipment on Friday. CEO Harold Hopkinson, who is no stranger to sports, made the presentation to president of the GBA, Steve Ninvalle, at his company’s Meadowbrook headquarters. Hopkinson told the media that he decided to contribute because the bell that was used at the Novices Championships needed to be replaced. Ninvalle told Chronicle Sport that the initiative was welcomed. “He did a good gesture, since we didn’t even ask. He saw a need and took care of it.”According to the amateur boxing head, this is not the first time that Hopkinson and his company have been involved in supporting the sport locally. “He has been in the background all the time. We are happy and extend gratitude to him.”The GBA has a busy week ahead as it prepares to host its fourth annual Caribbean School Boys and Juniors Boxing Championships.Prior to the presentation on Friday, Ninvalle received financial contribution from the National Sports Commission. It was at the NSC boardroom that Ninvalle and Director of Sport Christopher Jones disclosed that the championships had been moved from the National Gymnasium to the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.  Ninvalle also disclosed that the national team would be released on Tuesday, while on Friday the event would be renamed after a local amateur boxer. Several Caribbean nations, including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St Lucia and Grenada have confirmed their participants, while a few including Venezuela, French Guiana and Puerto Rico are tentative.last_img read more

Federer is world’s highest paid athlete

first_img(REUTERS) – ROGER Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic knocked soccer’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list released yesterday.The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3M in the last 12 months, including $100M via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list.Soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo ($105M), Messi ($104M) and Neymar ($95.5M) and American basketball player LeBron James ($88.2M) rounded out the top five.“The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes.“Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100M a year for the tennis great.”Japan’s Naomi Osaka ($37.4M), who was ranked 29th on the list, surpassed fellow tennis player Serena Williams ($36M) as the world’s highest-earning female athlete.Osaka and Williams were the only women on the list.Basketball players led all sports with 35 players among the top 100. American football occupied 31 spots, none higher than six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady ($45M) who was ranked 25th.Soccer was the next most represented sport with 14 players, followed by tennis (six), boxing and mixed marital arts (five), golf (four), motor racing (three), and baseball and cricket with one each.last_img read more

Frederick balances top-flight football with computer engineering

first_imgTravis Frederick (72) has played guard and filled in for center for the Rose Bowl-bound Badgers in 2011, all while balancing that with the demands of being a computer engineer.[/media-credit]After meeting Travis Frederick for the first time, three things immediately stand out. The first is his sheer size. As an offensive lineman for the University of Wisconsin, Frederick stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 330 pounds. As big as that seems, those figures place him near the average of a typical UW lineman – after all, one of Wisconsin’s youngest linemen, redshirt freshman Rob Havenstein, is listed at 6-foot-8, 345 pounds.Second is Frederick’s beard. Forming from the sideburns of his fairly standard close-cut haircut, Frederick’s beard matches his light brown hair but extends away from his jaw bone to form a scraggly, seemingly unkempt coat of facial hair. In post-practice interviews, it’s normal to see beads of sweat – more than a few – stream down the beard as he speaks. Along with his large stature, Frederick’s beard makes him naturally exude the stature of a Wisconsin offensive lineman.The third distinct trait becomes clear once he’s talking. Answering even the most generic of clich?, jargon-filled football questions, Frederick takes his time speaking, talking with his hands as if he’s using them to craft his words.It all makes sense, really. When he’s not mauling opposing defenses and opening running lanes for Wisconsin’s vaunted rushing attack, Frederick’s laboring away in Engineering Hall or any number of the university’s labs, working on projects involving computer processors, pipelines and so much other foreign technobabble that’d you’d wonder, how does he have time for Division I football – let alone as a major contributor on the offensive line of the nation’s No. 10 team?“I’m working on a project for a digital design and synthesis class; we’re designing an integer divider co-processor that hooks up to a processor and a serial bus that works in between that,” Frederick said after an evening practice in mid-October. “The higher-up you get, the more projects you have. We’re designing a pipeline processor for another one that would go in your computer, basically a five-stage pipeline processor.”Frederick, a redshirt sophomore and a double-major in computer engineering and computer science at UW, grew up in Sharon, a town of slightly more than 1,500 people 90 minutes from Madison. Developing a clear interest in math and science, Frederick’s academic background formed organically.“I like to play with Legos; I like that kind of stuff that’s inventive stuff and investigative,” Frederick said. “I think that falls into the engineering field. I like the hands-on part of it.”After graduating early – talented high school recruits often enroll in college early to gain an extra semester of training at the Division I level – from Big Foot High School as a National Honor Society member and first-team all-state offensive and defensive lineman, Frederick initially explored aerospace engineering before turning his attention toward computers. He says he is not “one of those crazy mechanical engineers.”“I had known about him since he was a freshman in high school, so it wasn’t one of those deals where he just pops out of nowhere,” UW’s gruff, media-averse offensive line coach Bob Bostad said. “He’s mature beyond his years, there’s no doubt about that.”Frederick came to UW in 2009, one year after a once-promising season that saw the Badgers rise as high as No. 8 in the national polls, but was marred by a midseason four-game losing streak and was capped with an embarrassing 42-13 dismantling at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles in the Champs Sports Bowl.Enrolling early ultimately was beneficial for Frederick, who began his career as a Badger by becoming the first true freshman in school history to start the season-opener on the offensive line. Frederick played center that game, squarely in the middle of the offensive line and responsible for snapping the ball to the quarterback, and started four of the five games he appeared in that year. Frederick’s career as a member of arguably the nation’s most respected offensive line, as well as in the classroom, was off to about as strong a start as he could’ve expected.“[Enrolling early], you have a month or a couple of months that you’re in school before you’re actually starting on [football] stuff,” Frederick says. “That kind of eased me into it a little bit. As for coursework, it gets heavier as you get older. That kind of eases you into it, as well.“When I was taking calculus and chemistry and physics, I thought that it was a really tough course load. Then it kind of evolves again and you see, OK, well this is it and I’m sure it’s going to continue to evolve. You kind of evolve with that.”This is the first in a two-part series. The second piece will run in Thursday’s paper.last_img read more

USC baseball prepares for home series face-off with Stanford

first_imgNo. 23 Stanford is coming off a marquee moment and the Trojans will have to try to stop their losing skid.Last week, Stanford (15-9) head coach Mark Marquess earned his 1,600th win in a 8-4 victory over Cal. Meanwhile, the Trojans (15-12) have lost four straight games, scoring only six runs across them.Despite their records going in opposite directions, the Trojans have  more wins in Pac-12 play, 4-to-3 against the Cardinal.The struggle to score is still plaguing the Trojans. The team has been unable to use free passes from errors such as being hit by pitches or walked to their advantage, often stranding runners.It is a dramatic difference from the team of the beginning of the season that won its first games against Coppin State and Wake Forest in blowouts. Back then, the Trojans’ pitching had been weaker, but the offense saved them. Now the pitching is stronger, giving up fewers runs than some of their earlier losses. However, the offense has been dormant with runners on.Freshman Chris Clarke will most likely start on the mound for the Trojans on Thursday. He took a beating in his last outing, but has otherwise proven to be a strong spot in the rotation, especially given the loss of junior Mitch Hart.The rotation against Stanford will change for USC as the team attempts to make adjustments. Previously, junior Brad Wegman (2-2) had been the No. 2 starter. However, sophomore CJ Stubbs took over his role last week and Wegman has been switched to long relief. Wegman seems to have had more success there, tossing three scoreless innings against Arizona on Saturday and a scoreless inning against Long Beach State on Tuesday.Sophomore Marrick Crouse is still the No. 3 starter. With Stubbs’ promotion, however, junior Mason Perryman has taken over the duties of being the No. 4 starter. Freshman Connor Lunn has also success coming out of the bullpen, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings against Long Beach State in relief of Perryman.Luckily for the Trojans, USC boasts a better record at home (11-5) while Stanford has struggled on the road, going 3-for-4 while visiting opponents.Of all the teams in the Pac-12, Stanford ranks last in runs scored and runs batted in, which is good news for the Trojan pitching staff. If the Trojans score even a handful of runs, they should be in decent shape to win the game.“Our pitching has been doing well, so we’re hoping they can keep doing that and trying to get those timely hits,” redshirt junior Frankie Rios said. “We haven’t been hitting so well lately.”The series will be a good chance for the Trojans to regain their confidence in bringing in runners in scoring position.One troublesome aspect of batting for USC has been the number of strikeouts the team allows on offense. They are second in the Pac-12 in strikeouts, which is not aiding their struggle to score.The Trojans will face Stanford in a three-game series starting Thursday at 6 p.m. at Dedeaux Field.last_img read more

Comtrade gaming confirmed as partner for Superbet expansion

first_img Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 Share Sportal365 to power efbet’s multi-market content strategy April 30, 2020 Online sports betting and casino operator Superbet has confirmed a deal that will see it migrate operations to technology provider Comtrade Gaming‘s online platform.As part of the deal, Comtrade’s iCore gaming platform will serve as the technology behind Superbet’s digital expansion.Sacha Dragic, CEO and founder of Superbet commented: “Having the right platform technology is a key component for our growth strategy. We have been investing heavily in our own sportsbook technology and now combining this with Comtrade Gaming’s back-end platform gives us a market leading technology stack. Comtrade made a big promise on a very aggressive migration deadline and we have been very impressed with their commitment to deliver it on time.” Comtrade Gaming’s iCore platform manages multi-channel operations to integrate retail and online operations. From a single-back office tool, iCore’s platform capabilities include scalability for the highest player volumes and customisation properties for an agile market strategy. Customised along operator preferences to integrate all products additions and service providers, the online gaming platform manages multi-channel activity for an operator’s digital operating model.  Steven Valentine, Director of Interactive at Comtrade Gaming also spoke of the integration: “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as Superbet’s platform partner. Superbet’s plans are some of the most ambitious I have seen and you only have to look at the calibre of the team they assembled to know they are building something very special.“At Comtrade we understand that operators want to be able to choose an individual elements that suits their business whether that be proprietary or 3rd party software. Our skill is being able to pull all that together to give the operator exactly what they want.Valentine continues: “Our commitment to excellence in platform technology continues to be our core business focus. iCore extends an operator’s multi-brand strategy with features such as automated bonusing, detailed player segmentation and reporting features to optimise player acquisition, retention and reactivation campaigns. Reporting modules consolidate management priorities and enable operators to create and monitor roadmaps for multi-channel and online strategies. Delivering on the promises we make to our clients is built into our company’s ethos and we look forward to a very successful partnership with Superbet. ” Superbet highlights integrity commitment with IBIA membership July 9, 2020last_img read more

Exchange Club of Alpena sponsoring Fourth of July decoration contest

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Despite the Fourth of July parade in Alpena being canceled, there are still ways to celebrate. The Exchange Club of Alpena is sponsoring a decoration contest.This organization is aimed at serving their communities through patriotism. They’re also the longest existing national service club. Normally the organization would be passing out American flags at the parade, but not this year.President of the Exchange Club Shawn Ballor said that this contest is a way to celebrate our nation. “Come together as a country and show our solidarity for what makes our country work, all the people who have fought for us and all the people that kind of struggled through this difficult situation and continued to help keep our country rolling,” he said.All residents and businesses are welcome to participate. The Exchange Club wants people to pull out all the stops and display their red, white, and blue decorations in their windows, yards, and porches.One thing that they want to avoid is politics as this contest is meant to bring people together as Americans. “Keep it about our country so that it stays positive,” said Ballor. “We want to keep the negativity out of it and let everyone each other’s patriotism.”To enter the contest send an email containing your name address, and photo of your completed decorations to Alpenaexchangeclub@gmail.com. Prizes will be awarded to the top three businesses and residents. The community will also select a People’s Choice Award via the Exchange Club of Alpena’s Facebook page. The picture with the most likes by July 3 will be the winner.The deadline to register is June 29. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Exchange Club of AlpenaContinue ReadingPrevious Local residents enjoy a Sunday afternoon with loosened social distancing restrictionsNext Attorney General announces proposals for police reform in Michiganlast_img read more