Yadav, Anjali bag titles in Kolkata marathon

first_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US LIVE TV First Published: 2nd February, 2020 14:44 IST Written By COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020 14:44 IST Yadav, Anjali Bag Titles In Kolkata Marathon Lucknow’s Awadh Narayan Yadav and home favourite Anjali clinched the top honours in the men’s and women’s categories respectively in Kolkata Full Marathon Lucknow’s Awadh Narayan Yadav and home favourite Anjali Saraogi clinched the top honours in the men’s and women’s categories respectively in Kolkata Full Marathon on Sunday. Awadh clocked a timing of two hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds, while Meghalaya duo of Tlanding Wahlang (2:30:51) and Batsrang A Sangma (2:31:43) finished second and third respectively. For Anjali, it was a memorable hat-trick of titles on her home course as she led all the way to cross the finish line with a timing of 3:24.02.Anjali’s city-mate Sunmul Rahman took home the second place with a timing of 3:44.12, while Meghalaya’s Snora Lyngkhoi finished third with a time of 3:46:48 Press Trust Of India last_img read more

Betting could be ‘X’ factor for new pro football league

first_img LIVE TV Knowing its season begins less than a week after one of the biggest betting events in America, the new XFL is embracing sports betting in a major way.The revived league owned by wrestling impresario Vince McMahon will consciously appeal to fans accustomed to betting on professional or college football — and who otherwise would have nothing to bet on for months. Its first games will be played less than a week after the NFL’s Super Bowl.From inviting sportsbook operators to a mini-camp to meeting with gambling companies to ask what they’d like to see from a football league, putting point spreads on the TV screen, and giving teams the option of seeking different numbers of points after a score, the XFL is baking sports betting into its operations as a crucial part of the recipe.“We are embracing the spread from the start,” said Jeffrey Pollack, the league’s president and chief operating officer. “This is a core business strategy for the XFL. We understand that for a lot of our fans, betting on the games has become as essential to the game experience as the helmet, ball and jerseys. That’s what we’re gearing up to provide. Our mission and our infrastructure are geared to the sports betting future that is coming fast. There are incredible opportunities.”So far, gambling regulators in at least nine states have approved wagering on XFL games: New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, Indiana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and West Virginia.And in a big change for a major professional league in the U.S., ABC and ESPN will continuously broadcast the point spread and the under/over on total points scored in the game as part of their on-screen graphics. Announcers will even discuss how a particular play affects the point spread or the over/under — something you never hear on an NFL broadcast.“Will we mention late in the game that if, say, Washington is up by 2 points and they kick a field goal, will that cover the point spread? I think we will do that,” said Lee Fitting, ESPN’s senior vice president of production. “The mantra is you take gambling and point spreads into account while making sure you don’t turn off those who don’t gamble and don’t know the lingo. It’s a fine line to walk.”The networks will not update odds or betting totals as the games progress, but may consider doing so later in the season, depending on how things go, Fitting said.The XFL brought its Los Angeles franchise, the Wildcats, to Las Vegas for a mini-camp in December so that sportsbook executives could familiarize themselves with the team, the league and its products, which differ in some major ways from the NFL. XFL-specific rules include the option to seek 1, 2 or 3 points from the 2-, 5- or 10-yard line after scoring a touchdown. The XFL will also allow a team to throw two forward passes on the same play as long as both happen behind the line of scrimmage.Scott Butera, president of interactive gaming for MGM Resorts International, and a former commissioner of the Arena Football League, said his company has familiarized itself enough with the league to offer betting on its games in Nevada, New Jersey and West Virginia. That included meetings with league commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck.“We know the XFL, we know Vince very well and he’s a leader in sports entertainment,” Butera said. “They’re ready to embrace sports betting in their rules. It should be a high-scoring league, with some props.”Butera said his and other betting companies will become more familiar with the league’s teams, players and coaches as they season progresses, adding he expects the level of betting to surpass that of the defunct Alliance of American Football, which folded before competing its inaugural season last year.Like many professional leagues, the XFL is making deals with third parties to help monetize sports betting and guarantee the integrity of betting on its games. The league has already announced deals with Champion Sports Data to compile and disseminate official league data, and with Genius Sports for betting integrity monitoring. On Wednesday it announced a deal with DraftKings, which will become an authorized gambling operator and a daily fantasy sports partner.The league also hopes to get fans used to betting on its product even in states where real-money gambling is not yet legal by offering free-to-play contests through an app in all 50 states.The eight-team league will have its championship game in April. It has franchises in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 7th February, 2020 14:21 IST Betting Could Be ‘X’ Factor For New Pro Football League Knowing its season begins less than a week after one of the biggest betting events in America, the new XFL is embracing sports betting in a major way. FOLLOW US First Published: 7th February, 2020 14:21 ISTcenter_img Associated Press Television News COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Patrick Reed shows his moxie and wins Mexico Championship

first_img Patrick Reed was more concerned about how to save par than how to answer his critics. He was consumed with navigating around the trees from 152 yards away with a gap wedge more than any chatter about his character. Reed only plays for himself. And when it feels as though the world is against him, he plays his best.A week that began with Brooks Koepka saying he thought Reed cheated when he was penalized for swiping away sand in the Bahamas ended with Reed delivering clutch moments down the stretch Sunday to win the Mexico Championship.Two shots behind with four holes to play, Reed ran off three straight birdies to overtake a faltering Bryson DeChambeau, closing with a 4-under 67 for his second World Golf Championships title.As for the outside noise?“I’m used to it,” Reed said. “Honestly, it’s one of those things that at the end of the day, all I can control is me and what I do on and off the golf course. And if I feel like I’m improving each day on and off the golf course and setting a good example for the next generation coming up … then that’s all I can do, and I feel like I’ve been doing a good job of that.”If questions remain, they have nothing do with his moxie.Reed made it interesting in the end with a wild tee shot into the trees on the 18th hole, forcing him to chip back to the fairway. He had to two-putt from 35 feet for eighth victory of his PGA Tour career.He one-putted 45 times over 72 holes, an astounding performance on the poa greens of Chapultepec. The birdies at the end might not have mattered without par putts from 10 feet on the 11th and 8 feet on the 13th as DeChambeau was starting to pull away.“And then after that, the hole seemed to get a little larger,” Reed said.In a wild final round in which five players had a share of the lead — four were tied heading for the back nine — DeChambeau appeared to seize control with five birdies in a six-hole stretch starting at No. 9.Everyone around him faltered — Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Erik van Rooyen — everyone but Reed, who played bogey-free until he only needed a bogey to win.DeChambeau missed two good scoring chances on the 15th and 16th, and then he three-putted from 65 feet on the par-3 17th to fall into a tie. Reed seized on the moment. Blocked by the edge of the trees left of the 16th fairway, he hammered a hook with a gap wedge that rolled around the ridge and fed down the slope to 3 feet.Reed never flinched with so much going on around him, on and off the golf course.He has yet to shake whispers on the tour and heckling from the gallery over the Hero World Challenge in December, when video caught him twice swiping away sand behind his ball in a waste area in the Bahamas. Reed accepted the two-shot penalty and said a different camera angle would have shown his club wasn’t as close to the ball as it looked.Koepka became the strongest voice during an interview Monday with SiriusXM in the Bay Area while he was previewing his title defense at the PGA Championship in May.Radio host Sway Calloway asked Koepka if Reed was cheating.“Uh, yeah. I think, yeah, yeah,” Koepka said, known for speaking his mind. “I mean, I don’t know what he was doing, building sand castles in the sand. But you know, you know where your club is. I mean, I took three months off and I can promise you I know if I touched sand.“If you play the game, you understand the rules,” he said. “You understand the integrity that goes on. I mean, there’s no room for it.”Reed said all week that he doesn’t listen to what others are playing, he just plays golf.All he did Sunday was win. If he had anything to prove, it was only to himself.“Coming into this week, I knew we were in a good pattern and I knew all I needed to do was continue to try to improve on my golf game, but at the same time just block out all the noise, no matter what it was,” Reed said. “I feel like I’ve been able to do that really well throughout my career. … I’ve always been able to — when I get inside the ropes — just focus on what I need to do, and that’s play golf.”He finished at 18-under 266 and moved to No. 8 in the world.DeChambeau walked back across the bridge to the 18th green to congratulate Reed. DeChambeau can appreciate heavy criticism, his variety for his pace of play.“There’s been a lot of stuff said in past years, I guess you could say, with him, and even with me. I feel like unfortunately sometimes we get quite a bad rap,” DeChambeau said. “And yeah, there’s things that we’ve done that hasn’t been right, but we haven’t got really gotten the best rap. … He’s a great player, and he’ll be a great player for a long time, and I have a lot of respect for his game.”Rahm had a chance to reach No. 1 in the world with a victory, depending on how McIlroy finished. It was a moot point when the Spaniard took bogey on the par-5 11th and dropped another shot on the 14th with a short iron that went just over the back of the green.McIlroy was within one shot until going nine straight holes without a birdie.Thomas lost the lead when he hit into the water on the par-3 seventh, and then made another bogey on the next hole. He then had to play a left-handed shot on the 10th on his way to a double bogey. He shot 73. Last Updated: 24th February, 2020 14:10 IST Patrick Reed Shows His Moxie And Wins Mexico Championship A week that began with Brooks Koepka saying he thought Reed cheated when he was penalized for swiping away sand in the Bahamas ended with Reed delivering clutch moments down the stretch Sunday to win the Mexico Championship. First Published: 24th February, 2020 14:10 IST COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Samford hires longtime prep basketball coach Bucky McMillan

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 6th April, 2020 21:50 IST Samford Hires Longtime Prep Basketball Coach Bucky McMillan Samford has hired veteran high school coach Bucky McMillan to lead its basketball program. Athletic director Martin Newton announced McMillan’s hiring on Monday Written By WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img First Published: 6th April, 2020 21:50 IST Samford has hired veteran high school coach Bucky McMillan to lead its basketball program. Athletic director Martin Newton announced McMillan’s hiring on Monday, saying he “quickly became the obvious choice” to replace Scott Padgett. McMillan led Mountain Brook High School in suburban Birmingham the past 12 seasons, winning his fifth state title in 2019. He took the program to the finals seven times. in the state’s highest classification.McMillan was selected as a coach in the 2019 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. He won 333 games, averaging nearly 28 per season. Mountain Brook went 18-12 in his first season and then won at least 23 games in each of the next 11. FOLLOW US COMMENTlast_img read more

Tipp Ladies aiming for back-to-back league titles

first_imgTipperary will hope to continue their amazing run of form when they line out against Cavan in the Ladies Football National League Division 2 final on Sunday.Having gone through all of last season unbeaten Tipp gained promotion from Division 3.They finally relinquished that unbeaten run against Waterford in this years league campaign. Premier captain Samantha Lambert says its been an unbelievable run.Sunday’s game in Parnell Park throws-in at 2pm and Tipp FM will have live updates.last_img

Broad welcome for O’Shea’s return

first_imgThere’s been a broad welcome across Tipperary to the news that Eamon O’ Shea will link up again with the Tipp senior hurlers under Liam Sheedy’s management.The duo worked together in 2010 to bring an All Ireland back to the county – stopping Kilkennys drive for five – and this time round Eamon O’ Shea will join up in a supporting role after the national hurling league concludes.O’Shea managed Tipp from 2013 to 2015 – guiding the Premier to the All Ireland final in 2014 – and was also part of the Kilruane MacDonagh’s backroom team that won last years north senior hurling title. Photo: Tipperary GAA Speaking to Tipp FM Sport at last nights county board meeting Chairman John Devane welcomed O’Shea’s return to the fold…last_img

Bears draft Notre Dame TE Kmet with No. 43 pick

first_img Associated Press Television News COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest weaknesses on a struggling offense by drafting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet with the No. 43 overall pick Friday night.The sure-handed, 6-foot-6 Kmet started 11 games as a junior last season after missing the first two because of a broken collarbone and caught 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns. Bears tight ends combined for just 395 yards last season.Chicago also came into the night with the No. 50 pick and seven selections over the final two days of the draft. They have a fifth-rounder (163), as well as two each in the sixth (196, 200) and seventh (226, 233).The Bears had to wait a day to make their first pick because they did not have a first-rounder for the second year in a row. They dealt them to Oakland for star pass rusher Khalil Mack prior to the 2018 season.The Bears have been busy in the offseason after going 8-8. They came into the year with Super Bowl hopes after winning the NFC North at 12-4, only to miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years.They acquired former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles from Jacksonville to compete with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, after the No. 2 overall pick in 2017 struggled in his third season. They addressed one major weakness by signing five-time Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham, hoping he can regain the form that made him a star.The Bears also tweaked their defense, signing former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn to take the pressure off Mack.Even so, they still came into the draft with plenty of work to do.The Bears sorely need more playmakers to go with receiver Allen Robinson and lift one of the league’s worst offenses. Help on the line was another priority after Chicago gave up 45 sacks and ranked near the bottom of the NFL at 3.7 yards per rushing attempt.Even the defense — one of the NFL’s best the past few years — has holes. The Bears could use a cornerback and safety to complement Kyle Fuller and Eddie Jackson with Prince Amukamara and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix both gone. Written By WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Last Updated: 25th April, 2020 11:42 IST Bears Draft Notre Dame TE Kmet With No. 43 Pick The Chicago Bears addressed one of their biggest weaknesses on a struggling offense by drafting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet with the No. 43 overall pick Friday night. First Published: 25th April, 2020 11:42 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Patriots sign last remaining draft pick, 2nd-rounder Dugger

first_img The New England Patriots on Wednesday signed second-round draft pick Kyle Dugger, a defensive back and punt returner from Lenoir-Rhyne.He was the last member of the team’s 2020 draft class who had been unsigned.Dugger, 24, had 237 tackles, 10 interceptions and six forced fumbles in college while also returning 67 punts for a school-record 929 yards and six touchdowns. He received the Cliff Harris Award as the best defensive player in NCAA Division II.The Patriots have signed 10 draft picks and 16 undrafted free agents. WATCH US LIVE Written By Last Updated: 21st May, 2020 06:33 IST Patriots Sign Last Remaining Draft Pick, 2nd-rounder Dugger The New England Patriots on Wednesday signed second-round draft pick Kyle Dugger, a defensive back and punt returner from Lenoir-Rhyne. Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 21st May, 2020 06:33 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

What channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on? Woods vs Mickelson 2020

first_imgLast Updated: 24th May, 2020 18:00 IST What Channel Is The Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson Golf Match On? Woods Vs Mickelson 2020 What channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on? The golfing legends will partner up with NFL greats Peyton Manning and Tom Brady this weekend. Written By COMMENT Although pro golfing action returned with the Seminole Skins match last week, this weekend’s Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson 2020 exhibition game will provide fans with some much-needed, scintillating golfing entertainment. The two golfing greats will gear up to up the ante as the Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson 2020 match will include a pair of All-Time NFL greats in the form of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Golf and NFL fans have been shooting a number of questions on social media in a bid to know, ‘What channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on?’ and ‘ When is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match?’. Here are the details regarding the Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson 2020 exhibition game.ALSO READ: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady Trade Final Blows Before Charity Golf Showdown On SundayWhat channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on? Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson 2020The origins of the exhibition match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson began in 2018 when Mickelson edged out his rival on the day but the duo hoped that there would similar matches in the future. The two golfing greats, who share 20 major championships between them, had some time to plan for the Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson 2020 exhibition match following the coronavirus crisis. Now, the Tiger Woods vs Phil Michelson 2020 match is set to include NFL greats Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. ALSO READ: Indian Golfers Jeev, Kapur Will Miss Cancelled US Open QualifiersWhat channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on? Tom Brady golf match dateNFL and Tampa Bay fans searched up ‘When is the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady golf match date?’. The newly-signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is set to partner up with Phil Mickelson while Tiger woods will partner Peyton Manning for the match over the weekend. The Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady vs Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning golf match is scheduled for this Sunday, May 24 as the four players will compete at the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. The match is expected to raise $10 million for charity that will go towards coronavirus relief but the four players will have the chance to raise that sum over the course of the game. Along with requesting the match date, fans also wanted to know the answer to ‘What channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on?’ALSO READ: When Tom Brady And Michael Jordan Teamed Up To Win Charity Golf Tournament In 2006: WatchWhat channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on? When is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match?Fans on social media were sent into a frenzy after hearing the news that NFL legends Peyton Manning and Tom Brady were set to partner the pair of golfing legends for the game. TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN will broadcast the Tiger Woods vs Phil Michelson 2020 game answering the in-demand question, ‘What channel is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match on?’ Finally, fans wanted to know the answer to exactly ‘When is the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson golf match?. The match between the four American sporting legends will begin at 3 pm ET. More so, the live TV broadcast will be hosted by sportscaster Brian Anderson who will be joined by analyst and former NBA star Charles Barkley, and 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman.ALSO READ: Wayne Rooney Plans To Build A Golf Course On His 120-acre £20m Estate In Cheshire LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 24th May, 2020 18:00 IST Arnold Dsouza FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Real Madrid Striker Tests Positive for Covid-19

first_imgMadrid play at Manchester City in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Friday, 7 August.UEFA, European football’s governing body, said it is “in contact with the club and monitoring both the situation and decisions of the relevant Spanish authorities”.It added: “We are confident that this case will not affect the regular staging of the match in question.”City are monitoring the situation and are understood to be “mildly concerned”.City hold a 2-1 lead after the Bernabeu first leg, which was played in February before the coronavirus pandemic caused the competition to be halted.Mariano has made seven appearances for Real in all competitions in 2020 and scored in a 2-0 win over Barcelona at the beginning of March, a result that helped Real become Spanish champions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Real Madrid striker Mariano has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on Tuesday.A statement said the 26-year-old Spanish-born player was in “perfect health” and “complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home”.He was an unused substitute for Real’s last match – a 2-2 draw in La Liga away at Leganes on 19 July.last_img read more