Wolves Confirm Enobakhare, Nigerian Forward’s Departure

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have announced Bright Enobakhare has left the club by mutual agreement.The Nigerian winger joined Wolves academy in 2014 from Northfield Town, where he started his career, and was promoted to the first-team a year later after signing his first professional contract.Since his debut appearance against Chambly, the forward went on to play 49 times for Molineux Stadium outfit and was part of the side that won the 2017-18 Championship title while also securing promotion to the English top-flight in the process. Wolves have appreciated the contribution of the forward during his time with the club and wished him well in his future endeavours.“Wolves can confirm that Bright Enobakhare has left the club by mutual agreement,” read a statement from the club website.“Enobakhare came through the club’s academy and went on to become a member of the Championship title-winning squad which achieved promotion to the Premier League in 2017/18.“Wolves would like to thank Bright for his contribution and dedication and wish him well for the future.”In the summer of 2018, the wide man joined Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock on a six-month loan deal and then spend the remaining part of the season with League One side Coventry City, where he impressed winning the club’s young player award.Enobakhare teamed up with Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan in August but ended his stay prematurely, leaving the side in January after making only two league appearances for the side.The forward will hope to secure a new club ahead of the resumption of the 2020-21 season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

UW looks to keep winning at NCAAs

first_imgCourtesy of UW AthleticsAfter dropping only eight matches throughout the season — three in Big Ten play — the Wisconsin men’s tennis team finished its regular season strong at the No. 27 spot nationally.And it keeps getting better.Improving to 7-3 in Big Ten play from 4-6 in 2009, the Badgers showed the Big Ten they were a force to be reckoned with.Closing out its regular season only a few weeks ago, Wisconsin battled Ohio State in its most anticipated match of the season.“I think it’s definitely one of those matches everybody looks forward to,” head coach Greg Van Emburgh said before the match. “They’re the team to beat. They’re one of the top teams in the country, and they’ve won the Big Ten the last five years now. I think it’s the only team we haven’t beaten since my tenure here.“I think for most of the guys that have been here since I’ve been here, you know, they’re anxious to try and get a win over OSU.”Although the Badgers dropped the match 4-3, they forced it down to the final match point. It came down to senior Moritz Baumann in a three-set nail-biter, who was just unable to find the strength to finish out the match after falling behind 3-4 in the last set.Despite the disappointment, there were still some points of optimism.“It doesn’t feel like a really bad loss because they are No. 4 in the country,” sophomore Patrick Pohlmann said after the loss. “I think its pretty good for us that we were so close to them — it was just one match that decided it. It just shows that we are right there with the teams and we can hang with them.”The Buckeyes were the Badgers’ highest-ranked opponent all season, and despite the loss, the Badgers fought to 10 wins out of the 15 ranked opponents they faced this season. The most notable win was a 4-3 upset over then-No. 13 Florida State.With a successful regular season record and a tight match against OSU, UW was feeling confident heading into the Big Ten tournament.Earning a No. 4 seed, the Badgers had a first round bye before facing off against Minnesota. Only two weeks prior to the match, the Badgers downed the Golden Gophers 5-2.While they knew they could beat the Golden Gophers, the Badgers were not going to overlook anything.“Minnesota’s a great team,” Van Emburgh said at a press conference prior to the tournament. “We want to make sure we’re ready for them. We’re definitely not looking past them, and I believe we’ll have another shot at Ohio State if we get through into the semis there.”After shutting out Minnesota 4-0 in the quarterfinal round of the tournament, Wisconsin got a second shot at Ohio State. Instead of the intense match UW fought for in the regular season, OSU shut out the team, 4-0.Despite a disappointing end to their Big Ten tournament run, the Badgers aren’t calling it quits just yet. Sitting strong at No. 27 in the nation, the Badgers earned a spot in the NCAA championships for the fourth year in a row.In the 64-team field, Wisconsin will face off against Notre Dame in the first round. During the regular season, the Badgers fell 4-3 to the Fighting Irish.After winning the doubles point in the Feb. 28 match, the Badgers went 2-3 in singles, bringing the decision down to the last match point. With the Badgers’ hopes resting on his shoulders, Pohlmann fought Notre Dame’s Daniel Stahl into the third set where he was unable to claim the win for Wisconsin.Although the match didn’t go in UW’s favor, Notre Dame now sits behind Wisconsin at No. 38 with a 15-12 record.Yet, while the Badgers may have a better squad on paper at this point in the season, they know they can’t overlook anyone, especially a team they’ve previously lost to.“I think the one thing we’ve really done well is we’ve never overlooked anybody,” Van Emburgh said. “I think this group has done a really good job with that.”last_img read more

Time is now for Syracuse to beat Mercyhurst, give Flanagan win No. 300

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2013 at 1:52 am Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edu Related Stories Syracuse rides bumpy road to victory over RIT, closes in on conference summitSyracuse overcomes penalties, chippy play to knock off RITcenter_img Syracuse has never beat Mercyhurst. But if there was ever a time to break that streak, it’s now.Mercyhurst sits in first place with 26 points, but Syracuse, fresh off of a two-game sweep of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is nipping right at the Lakers’ heels with 25 points. The pair of wins over RIT extended SU’s season-high winning streak to eight games and clinched at least second place in the conference. But SU is gunning for more: head coach Paul Flanagan’s 300th career win, first place and home ice in the conference tournament.And the Orange is talking like it’s ready.“This weekend is huge,” senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said. “I think we’ve all been marking this weekend on our calendar, and me and (Jacquie Greco) have never beaten Mercyhurst and none of the girls here have, so it’ll be huge.”On the ice, Mercyhurst (22-6-1, 13-3-0 College Hockey America) is a tough, driving team. The Lakers skate bravely in small areas, willing to pay the price, Flanagan said. Syracuse (18-11-1, 12-3-1 CHA) has to make them pay.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They do some things very well and certainly have a physical aspect to their game,” Flanagan went on to say. “We need to be tough around the net, both offensively and defensively, one of the things we are trying to prepare our team for.”Earlier in the season, Mercyhurst swept Syracuse in a two-game set by a combined score of 5-1.While the Orange struggled to score in those games, it had six one-goal wins during its eight-game streak, highlighting its defense-first mentality with plenty of late-game dramatics sprinkled in.“The defense has been great,” junior goaltender Kallie Billadeau said. “Sometimes when a team is on a roll like this you get the lucky bounces, and this team really hasn’t ever had that, so it’s nice to be on the other side for once.”As if to add any more pressure for the Orange this weekend, Flanagan is going for his 300th career win of all time. While he brushed it off when asked about it, saying he doesn’t pay attention to all of that, Greco said she wants to get Flanagan No. 300 this weekend.“You see coach (Jim) Boeheim with 900-plus wins and it’s just another stepping stone to our program,” Greco said. “We need to show women’s hockey that we are a program up-and-coming and going to be in the top 10 for the next couple years, so there is no better time than now.”Before Flanagan took the head coaching job at Syracuse in 2008, he led St. Lawrence to five NCAA Frozen Four appearances, beating Mercyhurst 12 out of 14 times along the way.But now, he stands behind the Orange bench and coaches a team that has never beaten the Lakers. While he described the frustration of being on the other end of such a streak, Flanagan just wants his team to relish playing Mercyhurst, and refrain from the oh-no-not-them-again mentality.“We have to embrace they are the team we have been chasing,” said Flanagan. “We can’t dwell on the past. We have got to move forward. A sweep this weekend, wouldn’t that be nice?”With all of the storylines surrounding this weekend’s series, one thing is certain – if the Orange is ever going to beat Mercyhurst, there is no better opportunity to prove they can than now.“I don’t think there could be a more perfect time than this weekend. It is the most important series we’ve ever had against them,” Greco said. “We’ve come so close so many times. We owe a big beating to them.” Commentslast_img read more

Snack Media drives digital growth with Wisden partnership

first_img Submit 5p0rtz finds the right Snack to fuel fantasy pools launch May 15, 2018 Share SBC’s On The Ball – Going Dutch October 12, 2018 Share Snack Media has strengthened its network of partnerships after signing a new agreement with international cricket almanac Wisden.Lauded as the ‘independent voice of cricket’, the new partnership with Wisden will allow Snack Media to grow its digital revenue by monetising content, driving traffic via its fan engagement tools, and utilising SEO strategies.James Murphy, Head of Partner Network at Snack Media commented: “Following on from the acquisition of GiveMeSport it was great to also partner up with another reputable brand and publisher in the sporting world.“Wisden has been one of the most respected brands in world sport for over 100 years. Working together is a great opportunity to support the team as they retain the brand’s heritage and transform their digital offering.”Through the partnership, Snack Media has praised the ‘immediate impact’ it has already had, having increased display viewability by around 30% and increased UK Display CPMs by more than 200%.Ian Sykes, Managing Director of Wisden, added: “Having identified the 2020 domestic cricket season as being a very important period for the strategic growth of wisden.com, we set out to get a number of key elements in place by mid-April, including a partner to serve our programmatic advertising.“However, we needed to carefully consider both the Wisden brand and user experience, so a simple plug in and play solution wouldn’t work for us. Snack Media understood this from the outset, and so far their consultative approach has played a significant part in growing the site both in terms of traffic and performance.” StumbleUpon Snack Media boosts global audience with GIVEMESPORT acquisition May 5, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Sports not included in stimulus package – Deputy Sports Minister

first_imgGovernment did not include sports in its one billion cedis stimulus package for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Okudzeto has revealed.“The stimulus package we know is for small scale and medium scale businesses, SMEs. Football or sports is not included in the package as we speak but discussions are on going,” he said on JoyNews’ Beyond the Lockdown show.This revelation is a blow to the Ghana Football Association (GFA), one of the major sporting institutions to have applied for support from the central government due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s been calls for government to extend financial support to sports, especially football. Sporting activities have been suspended since the President’s directive to cease all social activities that require large crowds as part of measures to control the spread of Covid-19.The lack of activities has had an adverse effect on the sector generally, with football seemingly the hardest hit because of the number of people it employs directly and indirectly.The GFA in their request to government indicated that their members fall under SMEs. CEO of Inter Allies, Delali Senaye noted in an interview with Joy Sports last month that football clubs are SMEs and should be supported by government. His claims were echoed by CEO of Data Bank, Kojo Addae-Mensah who said sports contributes five percent in revenue to the Ghanaian economy.However, in a response to the question from a viewer on the show, Mr Okudzeto said “We have received proposals from various federations on the state and the sort of their federations and the sort of help they may require going forward.“We are considering the proposals and at the appropriate time when a decision is taken on what support will go to particular federations those announcements will be made,” he added.last_img read more

That lottery pick Lakers better not mess up looking better and better

first_imgThe ‘15s also have more big men and point guards at the top and as a class are much deeper. Aside from that …The ‘14s had a dropoff after three players — until Joel Embiid broke a bone in his foot before the draft.The left two elite prospects, both wings: No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and No. 2 Jabari Parker.This draft has four contenders for the No. 1 pick who play premium positions: two big men and two point guards.Both bigs are rated above Philadelphia’s Nerlens Noel and the injury-plagued Embiid — by the 76ers, in effect, as well as everyone else. At the trade deadline, the Sixers reportedly offered to make either of their bigs available for a top pick in this draft.In no particular order, this spring’s top four prospects are:• D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State — Ranked No. 18 in his class by Rivals.com before the season, could well go No. 1.The Knicks aren’t blown away by the bigs. The 76ers reportedly dumped Michael Carter-Williams knowing they could draft a better point.• Jahlil Okafor, Duke — Legitimate 6-10, 270, with skills not seen in a post player — no, Anthony Davis doesn’t count — since Tim Duncan arrived in 1997.Once the unchallenged king of this class, Okafor’s not a leaper and a lethargic defender.Personally, I think the Lakers would like him just fine, unless they prefer …• Karl Towns, Kentucky — Longer, quicker and a better defender (one block every eight minutes to Okafor’s one every 20), he’s coming fast on offense.• Emmanuel Mudiay, Guangdong Tigers — A Congolese native who attended high school in Texas, ranked No. 2 last season to Okafor by Rivals.Amazingly, still considered an elite prospect despite lack of exposure after playing a handful of games in China. Rated as a better playmaker than Russell, if not half the outside shooter.For anyone who saw Arizona’s Stanley Johnson tear up Texas Southern, it’s not even clear that he’s the No. 5 player in this draft.That’s between him and two international players, 7-foot Kristaps Porzingis and shooting guard Mario Hezonja.Yes, the Lakers need one of these guys with their free agent strategy shot full of holes.Those stars they hoped to pursue in 2015 are largely spoken for. Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge and Goran Dragic are expected to stay where they are and Kevin Love blunt about not becoming a Laker.As for 2016 free agents, that’s another oops!The Lakers and the entire league were eyeing Kevin Durant, but he’s not likely to be there, either. The 2016 biggies are expected to take one-year deals to be free in 2017 when the new TV money pushes the salary cap up $25 million.At the Lakers’ present fourth-worst, they have an 83 percent chance of drawing a top-five pick they could keep.At fifth-worst, if Orlando slips below them, the Lakers’ chances would drop to 55 percent.Unfortunately even going 1-9 this month, the Lakers lead over Orlando — counting backwards — is down to three games, o-o-o-one in the loss column.Orlando deserves a special commendation for losing all those games with Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris and their young backcourt that ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy now crows about, Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton.If Byron Scott has won 17 games in the West with this crew, I assume he’d have home-court advantage in the first round in the East coaching the Magic.Of course, today’s Lakers’ opponent, the 76ers, have raised tanking to an art form, or a felony.The Sixers, who aren’t bashful about seizing the moment, would love to see the Lakers blow this lottery pick — having acquired it from Phoenix.So don’t be surprised if you don’t know all the Sixers starters.Oh, right. No one has known many since Opening Night, when they started Chris Johnson, Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson, having unloaded Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young, Andre Iguodala, Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes in the previous 15 months.You’ve got to admire a sense of purpose like the Sixers, as long as they don’t get locked up.That’s the competition so the Lakers had better live up, or down, to it. These are the days that try Lakers’ souls (cont.):How long can they go? They’re there, low enough that it’s now only important that they lose enough to get into the lottery.Hopefully, the organization knows it. These days, you’re never sure.The Class of 2015, considered an off year when it arrived on campus this fall, now looks at least as good as the supposedly-historic Class of 2014.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Kyrie Irving reportedly eyeing Roc Nation after split with agent

first_imgKyrie Irving was a busy man less than three weeks before the start of NBA free agency.The Celtics point guard on Wednesday chose not to opt into the final year of his contract with the team, making him an unrestricted free agent on June 30.  Celtics’ Kyrie Irving is not opting into his $21.3 million deal for next season and will become a free agent eligible to sign a new contract with Boston or elsewhere, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 12, 2019Shortly after the news of Irving’s impending free agency, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Irving split from his longtime agent, Jeff Wechsler, and was with for Irving to work with Roc Nation for his upcoming contract negotiations.Boston’s Kyrie Irving is expected to partner with ROC Nation Sports for representation, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/2ZQnKvDaLV— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2019Wechsler has represented Irving since he was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cavaliers out of Duke in 2011. He helped Irving navigate his trade demand to the Cavs. Irving joined the Celtics by way of a trade with Cleveland in the summer of 2017.MORE: The major ramifications of Kevin Durant’s injury The move to Roc Nation will fuel rumors that Irving and, perhaps, Kevin Durant will be joining the Nets. Roc Nation was founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, a former Nets part-owner. The agency represents Durant, who can also become a free agent this summer should he choose not to opt into the final year of his contract with the Warriors. Current Nets guard Caris LeVert is also represented by the agency.Irving, a six-time All-Star, is believed to have Brooklyn near the top of his desired free-agent destinations. Last week the Nets traded Allen Crabbe, the No. 17 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a lottery-protected first-round pick in next year’s draft to the Hawks in exchange for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round pick. The move cleared the $18.5 million Crabbe was due next season, giving Brooklyn enough cap space to sign two free agents this summer to max contracts.Irving averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists per game in 67 games for the Celtics this season. He was named to the All-NBA second team.last_img read more

It’s WI Women’s time to win T20 World Cup – Aguilleira

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Former West Indies Women captain Merissa Aguilleira believes that the regional side is capable of securing championship honours in the forthcoming T20 World Cup, which starts next month in India.West Indies women have reached the penultimate stage of the competition on three successive occasions, but the Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper-batsman believes that they can go all the way this time.”I am really excited about this tournament because I truly believe it is time for us to win this T20 World Cup,” said Aguilleira.”It has been three consecutive times we have reached the semi-finals, so it’s about time, but I have all faith in the girls, and I truly believe we can cross that mantle.”Aguilleira has been in prolific form since she was relieved from her duties as captain, a title that has been handed to Jamaican cricketer Stafanie Taylor.She roared to two powerful half-centuries in St Lucia last October to help West Indies Women come from behind to beat Pakistan in an ODI series 3-1 and said consistency would ensure that Windies Women lift the World T20 trophy.LACKING CONSISTENCY”I must say consistency because we have been lacking that for quite some time,” said Aguilleira, a 10-year veteran who has played 86 ODIs and 73 T20s.”One minute we are up; next minute, we are down. But I think once we get that consistency going, everything will fall into alignment.”Aguilleira is part of a squad that includes a number of reserve players in a training camp at the West Indies High Performance Centre in Barbados, preparing for a tour of South Africa before the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament in India. They are participating in an on-field training programme as well as a number of personal-development sessions before leaving for South Africa in two batches on February 9 and 10.”I will be going forward in South Africa with full fire, trying to continue from where I left off in St Lucia,” she said.”I have really been putting in some work so, hopefully, I can go out there and contribute for the team.”last_img read more

Visiting Perpetual nips Mapua at home in NCAA On Tour

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “He [Coronel] hit the big shots in the end and we made key stops in the dying seconds and those things helped us get the win,” said Perpetual assistant coach Jimwell Gican in Filipino.GJ Ylagan had a game-high 13 points to lead the Altas but it was the 6-foot-11 Prince Eze who did much of the dirty work with 11 points and 21 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Altas had a comfortable 49-40 lead heading into the fourth but a slew of turnovers allowed the Cardinals to storm back and mount a 14-2 run to take a 54-51 lead with 4:05 left in the game.Leo Gabo had a team-high 12 points to lead the Cardinals. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation PH bamboozles Iraq LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help came through in the clutch and silenced host Mapua University, 63-60, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Mapua University Gym Thursday.AJ Coronel came through in the final couple of minutes for the Altas, hitting a crucial triple to give Perpetual a 60-56 lead at the 1:22 mark of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Northern BC High School Rodeo Association holds second weekend of rodeo in Chetwynd

first_img In the Juniors, Saturday’s All Round Cowgirl went to Keri Moat, with All Round Cowboy going to Danny Jones.Sunday’s Junior All Round Cowgirl went to Shelby Corr, while All Round Cowboy went to Korbin Mills.Senior Results:Junior Results:Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern B.C. High School Rodeo Association held a rodeo on October 5 and 6 in Chetwynd.This was the fourth rodeo to take place of the Fall season.The last rodeo to take place in Chetwynd was on September 28 and 29.- Advertisement -Saturday’s Senior All Round Cowgirl went to Rylie Bondaroff, with All Round Cowboy going to Tyler Pederson.Sunday’s Senior All Round Cowgirl went to Fallon Jones and All Round Cowboy went to Jesse Jones.Receiving first place in the Queen Event was Rachel Moat, with Artaysha Studley in second.Advertisementlast_img read more