AIBA Executive Director to meet with English-speaking Caribbean officials on September 10

first_img… to shed light on an ongoing impasseWILLIAM Louis-Marie, Executive Director of the Association International Boxing Association (AIBA) will visit Guyana on September 10 to hold talks with English-speaking Caribbean affiliates as it relates to an ongoing impasse that has hit the World governing body.Initially, AIBA’s president Dr. Ching Kuo-Wu was invited to meet with its English-speaking affiliates by Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) president Steve Ninvalle, who is also an Executive Committee member of AIBA.According to information, Ninvalle’s letter to Wu asked WU to attend a meeting between him (WU) and the English-speaking affiliates to clarify the ongoing impasse.However, Wu by way of a reply to Ninvalle’s request stated that he will not be available since he has another meeting in Peru at the same time (September 10). However, AIBA’s Executive Director, William Louis-Marie, will represent him. Hoe thanked Ninvalle for the invitation.An invitation was also extended to the Interim Management Committee (IMC) and AMBC to send representatives as is mandated that all sides of the impasse be allowed to present to the Caribbean’s National Federations, their versions of a situation where there are mixed and confusing signals of communications.AIBA has been rocked recently by allegations of financial mismanagement and several committee members have signed a document calling for president Wu to step down.At the upcoming Extraordinary Congress scheduled for Dubai in November, national Federations will vote on whether to have Wu removed from the helm.Since an Executive Committee meeting last month in Moscow, an IMC headed by Italian Franco Falcinelli has claimed to be running the affairs of AIBA, but this has been refuted by Wu who has since put in motion a legal challenge.last_img read more

Tiara Butler sees limited minutes in SU career despite being highly recruited out of high school

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Quentin Hillsman had to repeat himself“Tiara,” he shouted. “Tiara,” he said again, before pausing. “Tiara!”Tiara Butler, a fifth-year senior, had never heard her name called this early in a game. But once she heard that Hillsman was putting her in the game, she left her spot at the end of Syracuse’s bench and went to the scorers table with the demeanor of someone who’s done it may times before.“Coach Q always has something up his sleeve,” Butler said. “It was a great experience to be in the moment and to have my Senior Day that I’ve worked so hard for.”But Butler’s experience hasn’t matched what’s normally expected of a highly rated recruit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textComing out of high school, she had offers from schools like Tennessee, Georgetown and North Carolina State — and many more she couldn’t remember. But, partially due to injuries, she was never able to develop into the player that people had thought she would be.In her four seasons at No. 23 SU (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast) — which plays Clemson (9-18, 1-13) on Thursday at 7 p.m. — she’s scored a total of 22 points in just 174 minutes, but has found other ways to contribute to the program.In Butler’s first-ever game — an 81-42 win over Long Beach State in 2011 — she recorded 13 minutes. It was the most she’s played in a game during her SU career.“Out of high school, she was a top 70 player in the country, I believe,” Hillsman said. “She had a lot of potential coming in.”Hillsman was expecting the player that he offered a scholarship to as a 14-year-old after seeing her for just three days at his basketball camp. But he instead got a player that never reached the cusp of playing significant minutes.Injuries have been partially to blame. Last season she suffered a bone spur in her left foot that kept her from being 100 percent. Hillsman said injuries have kept her from ever getting on track.“It’s definitely tough when you see injuries change a career like that,” SU point guard Alexis Peterson said. “But Tiara has been great in other aspects. Even though she may not have had the athletic career, she influenced this program.”When SU’s equipment manager approached Butler — an interior design major — about designing the practice jersey, she didn’t hesitate. On the back, it says “respect everyone, fear no one.” When she asked her teammates for help on it, they jokingly told her that she was the designer and should do it on her own.She was a voice of wisdom to young players. When Peterson was a freshman, it was often Butler that pulled her aside for one-on-one conversations about the ins and outs of the program.Now, she’s looking for graduate assistant jobs — and with the assistance of Hillsman — might have opportunities.“She’s been stable, she understands everything we’re trying to do,” Hillsman said. “She’s a leader for us, she’s been around here for five years and she knows what to expect.”On Sunday, she received a dose of the unexpected when Hillsman called her in with 17:27 left in the first half. When she got in the game, she took a shot off the dribble that bounced off the rim. On the other end of the court, she committed a foul outside of the 3-point line as Hillsman’s face tensed up.Just a minute and a half minutes into her stint, she took back her normal spot on the bench, picked up her towel to wipe the sweat off her face and took a sip of water. When Peterson ran down the bench for high-fives after subbing out, she forgot to slap hands with Butler, who left her hand up as Peterson walked up to her seat.Butler never became that player — the one that players like Peterson grew into — but it’s not something she dwells on.“I don’t have any regrets. No regrets,” Butler said. “I’ve learned so much. The growth that’s there, that’s something you have to go through situations in order to learn.” Comments Published on February 26, 2015 at 12:12 am Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Men’s volleyball searches for recovery

first_img“We have to maintain our focus [and] do a lot of video [study and] a lot of game planning against [UCLA],” senior outside hitter Gianluca Grasso said. “They’re a really good team that we need to take on the road, so we have to be extra prepared and mentally focused … to know exactly what we’re doing against them.” It has been a season of ups and downs for the men’s volleyball team. After falling to No. 8 Stanford and No. 9 BYU on the road last week, the Trojans are eager to swing the momentum back in their favor. Redshirt junior opposite hitter Brandon Rattray will anchor the Bruins’ defense with 142 kills on .324 hitting this season. Rattray will be joined by junior outside hitter Austin Matautia, who has contributed 112 kills on .275 hitting to give the Trojan defense a challenge. Sophomore setter Chris Hall sets the middle blocker against Princeton Jan. 31 at Galen Center. (Tucker Judkins) USC’s No. 14 men’s volleyball team will head to Westwood to take on the No. 6 UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion Sunday. At 6-foot-2 — a relatively short height for an outside hitter — Grasso is known for his athleticism and creative, beach volleyball-inspired style of play. When asked what USC fans could expect from Sunday’s match, he provided some additional insight. Despite going into the match as the underdog, the Trojans remain optimistic and excited about the challenge of facing UCLA on their home court. The Trojans will come into the match with an overall 7-6 record and 1-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Conference, while the Bruins currently hold a 11-4 overall record and a 3-0 record in conference play.center_img “[They can anticipate] a lot of energy,” Grasso said. “We expect a lot of people to be there on Sunday …and we’re just ready to rock and roll.” With the wind of urgency and rivalry at their sails, the Trojans will be looking to walk away from UCLA with a much-needed victory and some bragging rights. The match will take place 5 p.m Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. Historically, the Bruins have been dominant in these clashes, winning 96 of the 137 official contests between the two teams. In their last official match, however,  the Trojans came out on top to snap the Bruins’ five-match win streak. Up front, redshirt junior middle blocker Tyler Resnick has totaled 29 blocks this season and is coming into the match having set season-high records after tallying five blocks in each of the Trojans’ last two matches. Senior libero Matt Douglas comes into the match with 61 digs on the season and will rely on sophomore setter Chris Hall, who set a season record of his own with 55 assists against Stanford last week. “It’s always awesome to play UCLA,” Grasso said. “It’s always a great game. We have the rivalry … and it’s something that we always look forward to.” The Trojans will be led by senior co-captains and outside hitters Ryan Moss and Jack Wyett. Moss has tallied 148 kills and hit at a .342 clip this season, while Wyett comes into the match with 151 kills on .319 hitting.last_img read more

ESL One Cologne breaks company records for digital engagement

first_imgESL has revealed that ESL One Cologne saw record-breaking digital engagement across all metrics.The event saw 30 million unique social media platform users generate 209 million impressions. Online and linear viewership registered at over 62 million sessions, and accounted for more than 13 million hours of consumed content. The event was also streamed in Virtual Reality, where over 180,000 unique viewers tuned into broadcast through SliverTV.The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event saw Brazilian roster SK Gaming come out as champions of ESL One Cologne 2017. They roster took the lion share of the $250,000 prize money and importantly notched the first notch of their bid for the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam prize money. Should the squad win four of the last ten competitions across any major ESL or DreamHack events, they will automatically receive the $1 million bonus. “Our fans have named LANXESS arena and ESL One Cologne the ‘Cathedral of Counter-Strike’ and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Ulrich Schulze, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL. “It’s been incredibly rewarding and humbling at the same time to see how much this event has grown and improved over the years. We will continue building its legacy for years to come, and are looking forward to making it even better next year.”The event also featured an appearance from DJ TheFatRat, who kicked off the opening ceremony for the Grand Finals with a live performance of the official ESL One Cologne 2017 song, Fly Away.Next up in the ESL One series is ESL One New York 2017, taking place at the Barclays Center in New York, on September 16-17.Esports Insider says: Impressive metrics from what is definitely one of the must watch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fixtures is the calendar. Roll on New York at another prestigious venue. We’re not sure if the crowd out in the States will be able to eclipse the raucous Cologne crowd. Challenge set.last_img read more

100 Thieves hires John Robinson as President and COO

first_img100 Thieves, the organisation founded and owned by Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, has brought John Robinson on board as its first President and Chief Operating Officer. Robinson will report to Nadeshot and serve on 100 Thieves’ board of directors – predominately focusing on growing monetisation capabilities and partnerships for the organisation.John Robinson and Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, 100 ThievesFirst announced in a tweet, this is just another new development for 100 Thieves. Initially starting as a lifestyle and clothing brand run by Nadeshot, the organisation entered the Call of Duty scene during Black Ops II before exiting on July 7, 2016, following a last place finish in the second season of the Call of Duty World League.Discussing the new hire, Nadeshot tweeted that he was “thrilled to announce one of the most important pieces we’ve added to 100 Thieves this year. John’s passion for esports paired with his deep business experience makes him the perfect partner for me. We’ll be working side by side to take 100T to new heights.”More recently, 100 Thieves joined the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) after receiving an investment from Dan Gilbert, Cleveland Cavaliers, and his venture capital firms. The organisation also joined the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive scene by acquiring the ex-Immortals roster. It then withdrew from the 2018 season on January 31 due to roster and visa complications.We’re thrilled to share that @rohnjobinson has joined 100 Thieves as our President & Chief Operating Officer. Nadeshot and John make an incredible team and we could not be more excited for the years to come under their leadership. Please give John a warm welcome! #100T— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) February 8, 2018Robinson previously worked at Electronic Arts, Kexon, and Bessemer Venture Partners. This isn’t the only high-profile acquisition made by an esports organisation this week: former CEO of Mercedes Formula One, Nick Fry, just joined FNATIC as Head of Commercial Strategy.Esports Insider says: This is another encouraging step for esports with a successful, proven businessman joining a professional organisation. 100 Thieves has proven itself as a top contender in League of Legends already, which should help Robinson with his aim of increasing monetisation and acquiring new partnerships.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Pelicans signing JJ Redick to 2-year deal

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Khris Middleton returning to Bucks on 5-year, $178M contract New Orleans is adding some much-needed shooting in its latest pick up.The Pelicans are signing JJ Redick to a two-year, $26.5 million deal, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Free agent guard JJ Redick has agreed to a two-year, $26.5M deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019Redick, 35, is among the league’s most elite marksmen from 3-point range and is a career 41.3% shooter from beyond the arc. He made 39.7% of his 3-pointers with the 76ers in 2018-19 en route to a second-round exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Raptors.The acquisition of Redick addresses a serious problem for the New Orleans, as its current roster doesn’t provide much floor spacing. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Hornets to acquire Terry Rozier in sign-and-tradecenter_img The Pelicans pulled off one of the biggest blockbuster trades in NBA history in the offseason when they traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and a slew of draft picks.They also selected former Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 draft, rounding out one of the best young cores in the league. New Orleans posted a 33-49 record this past season and missed the playoffs, but Redick knows a thing or two about making the postseason.He hasn’t missed the playoffs since being drafted 13 years ago.last_img read more

Ajax is confirmed as the best springboard club in the world

first_imgAjax is followed by Benfica, another of the clubs recognized as a ‘springboard’ in Europe and with the best academy, and Salzburg, also with some excellent lower categories (2017 UEFA Youth League champions). The first Spanish we find is al Real Madrid Castilla, with 17 names among the five major leagues. These would be the cases of Mata or Borja Valero, for example. This report leaves other relevant data such as 39.3% of the players in the five major leagues are from the club’s own academy and in fact, The League is the one that most bets on its own lower categories, exceeding half, 50.2%. He CIES Football Observatory has produced a report on the best shuttle teams in the world. Disregarding the youth squad who are still on their respective teams, 22 players have passed through Ajax who now play in any of the five major European leagues.Among the players they refer to, we can find from the most recent De Ligt and De Jong up to the Suárez, Ibrahimovic or Eriksen. It is striking that Ajax is the preferred Serie A club with seven players, ahead of Salernitana (6) and Dinamo Zagreb (6).CIES Football Observatory ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Players that each club has thrown into the big five leagues.CIES Football Observatorylast_img read more

Creamline, PayMaya force KO

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Parañaque-F2 whips Cebu 5 as Arboleda shines Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Earlier, Grethcel Soltones stepped up when the game was on the line, hitting three spikes in the fifth set to bail out a sinking PayMaya side over BanKo Perlas, 28-26, 25-16, 25-27, 25-27, 15-12.Creamline superstars Michele Gumabao and Alyssa Valdez delivered the kind of performance expected of them, making 18 and 15 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFriday’s Game 3s will decide which teams will make the best-of-three finals.The High Flyers, under fire after squandering a two-sets-to-none lead, went to the heavy-hitting Soltones at crunch time. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I only have one mindset during that moment. That is to get that point,” said Soltones, who finished with 22 points.The former San Sebastian stalwart hammered three cross-court kills after Perlas made a last-ditch effort to knot the match, 11-all.Soltones took advantage of BanKo defenders who were focused on imports Tess Rountree and Shelby Sullivan, who unloaded 34 and 14 points, respectively.“My teammates are my inspiration because we didn’t want to end our conference today (Wednesday),” Soltones added.The defeat snapped the seven-game winning run of the Perlas Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez powers a point against Pocari’s Jeanette Panaga and Madeline Parker. —AUGUST DELA CRUZCreamline and PayMaya struck back on Wednesday night to stretch their semifinal series to the distance.The Cool Smashers cut down the Pocari Sweat-Air Force Lady Warriors to size, 25-16, 26-24, 22-25, 25-17, in one of two Game 2s in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lazio deny plans to sell Felipe Anderson to Manchester United in £47m deal

first_img Lazio star Felipe Anderson 1 Lazio have denied recent reports that star midfielder Felipe Anderson is set for a £47million switch to Manchester United in the summer.On Monday it was claimed in the Italian press that club president Claudio Lotito revealed he had agreed to sell the 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker to United for €60million [around £46.9m].But the Serie A side dismissed the rumours just hours after the initial reports, insisting the comments attributed to Lazio chief Lotito were ‘devoid of any foundation’.A statement published on Lazio’s official website read: “In reference to statements attributed to president Claudio Lotito regarding the alleged sale of Felipe Anderson, Lazio can confirm they are devoid of any foundation.”Italian outlets Il Messaggero and Calciomercato claimed Lotito was overheard by journalists saying Anderson was on his way to Old Trafford, while speaking to colleagues at Serie B side Salernitana’s match against Crotone on Sunday.Anderson was heavily linked with a move to United over the January transfer window, but he eventually remained in Rome as a switch failed to materialise.The Brazil international has made 24 league appearances for the Biancocelesti this season, scoring six goals, and netted 11 times last term.last_img read more