No sanction for Marmion

first_img Marmion was cited for striking Saracens substitute Neil de Kock during the second-half of a match that Connacht lost 64-6 at Allianz Park. The citing complaint was upheld by independent judicial officer Roger Morris in that Marmion committed an act of foul play, European Rugby Cup said. Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion is free to continue playing following his citing for foul play in last Saturday’s Heineken Cup pool game against Saracens. Press Associationcenter_img Morris analysed video footage of the incident and heard written submissions from De Kock, Connacht team manager Tim Allnutt and ERC disciplinary officer Roger O’Connor, but he decided that the offence did not warrant a red card and no sanction should therefore be imposed. last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team achieve this MASSIVE feat in Antigua Test vs West Indies

first_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team secured a dominating 318-run win in the first Test against West Indies at North Sound, Antigua on Sunday. Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant 81 and 102, backed by some brilliant bowling from Ishant Sharma (5/42) and Jasprit Bumrah (5/7) gave India a commanding win. Bumrah’s fourth five-wicket haul and the cheapest haul by an Indian bowled West Indies out for 100, their lowest Test total against India. The win made Kohli the most successful Indian skipper in terms of overseas victories. Kohli overtook over former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly for the number one spot with 12 test victories in matches outside India under his belt now. The result also made Kohli the joint-most succesful captain for India in Test cricket. He has now led India to 27 Test match wins- the same as MS Dhoni. However, the win in Antigua continued India’s love affair at North Sound. In 2016, India had won by an innings and 92 runs which was their best result in terms of innings wins outside the subcontinent. Three years later, India won by a margin of 318 runs, which is the best in terms of runs outside the subcontinent.India’s best result in terms of runs before this match was 279 against England in Leeds in 1986 while their next best was 272 runs against New Zealand in Auckland in 1968.During his spell of 5/7, Jasprit Bumrah achieved the most economical five-wicket haul in Tests by an Indian bowler. The previous cheapest five-wicket haul was by left-arm orthodox spinner Venkatapathy Raju when he took 6/12 against Sri Lanka in Chandigarh in 1990. Harbhajan Singh had also taken 5/13 when he ran through the West Indies in Jamaica in 2006. Bumrah also achieved a first for an Asian bowler in Test history. The right-arm pacer took his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests and it has come in four different tours and in his first set of tours. Bumrah took his first five-wicket haul in Johannesburg against South Africa and he followed it up with a five-wicket haul in Trent Bridge, Melbourne and now Antigua. Remarkably, India have won all Tests where Bumrah has taken a five-wicket haul. Virat Kohli won his 12th match overseas as a skipper.Jasprit Bumrah took 5/7 to help India win against West Indies.Kohli has led India to 27 Test match wins- the same as MS Dhoni.  highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Johnson finding comfort in bigger role

first_imgAfter his first career tackle saved a touchdown, expectations are high for Shelton Johnson in 2011.[/media-credit]If you asked fans of the Wisconsin football team what they know about redshirt junior Shelton Johnson, they would probably all refer to a specific play from last year’s duel with Arizona State in Madison.Quarterback Scott Tolzien had just found Lance Kendricks in the end zone before halftime to give the Badgers a 13-10 lead over the Sun Devils, but UW left one second on the clock and was forced to kick off to ASU one more time before the teams could head into the locker room.The Sun Devils had already run a kickoff back 97 yards and returned a punt for a touchdown – although the latter was called back for an illegal block. Badger fans braced themselves as the special teams trotted onto the field once again.ASU’s Kyle Middlebrooks took the ball from inside the three-yard line and sprinted right through a hole in UW’s coverage. He turned outside to sprint down the ASU sideline and appeared to be heading toward a last-second touchdown.But suddenly, Middlebrooks found himself locked in a foot race with Johnson, who came sprinting from the other side of the field with Dezmen Southward.Southward dove from behind and slowed Middlebrooks for a moment, allowing Johnson to gain a half step. He leaped for Middlebrooks’ torso and twisted him downward. Middlebrooks tried to extend his arms as best he could, but he came up one yard shy of a touchdown.Time expired and the Wisconsin sideline happily exited the field for the locker room.The Badgers went on to escape with a 20-19 victory – the game-winning play came off a blocked ASU extra point in the fourth quarter. Had Middlebrooks scored on that kickoff to give the Sun Devils a 17-13 lead, the dynamic of the game would’ve been changed for the second half and UW might not have escaped with a victory.In the months between then and now, though, Johnson has gone from the special team’s savior-of-the-day to the defense’s new starting strong safety opposite second team All-Big Ten free safety Aaron Henry. And he’s looking to give Badger fans more reasons to know his name.Johnson’s predecessor, Jay Valai, earned a bit of a reputation as a hard-hitting safety for the Badgers, and if you ask Henry how fans will know Johnson best, it will be as a hitter as well.“I don’t know where he generates all of it from, I guess it’s his center of gravity, but he is extremely explosive,” Henry said. “The guy probably weighs 180 on a good day. A guy being that small, that skinny – he definitely lays the wood on people, he’s definitely going to be known for his tackling, just being in the right place making plays. I think midway a lot of people are going to start recognizing that.”Johnson does, indeed, have modest size. He stands at six feet and is listed at 186 pounds. Henry, by comparison, stands the same but weighs nearly 30 pounds more.It’s easy to forget a safety’s responsibilities spread beyond the passing game. While usually lining up 10 yards off the ball, safeties do line up and make plays all over the field over the course of one game, be it downfield, at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield.They can function as an extra linebacker at times, situating themselves five yards off the line of scrimmage and sometimes even closer. And that means taking on the monsters of the game, where a 300-pound offensive lineman can target the safety. But that doesn’t worry Johnson, no matter his size.“Oh yeah, it’s a part of football,” Johnson said. “It’s the game I love. I like making plays on the ball. I like it all, it’s my job.”Valai dealt with a few nagging injuries last season, which opened the door for Johnson to test the waters as the team’s safety. He started one game last year, against Minnesota, where he recorded three tackles but came away unsatisfied with his performance.Safeties are counted on to fill in the gaps on rushing plays, especially the ones that go outside. They’re expected to meet the running back at the line of scrimmage, despite having to run 10 yards to get there, and they can’t afford to hesitate.But safeties also can’t afford to guess wrong on a play-action, since that would remove them from helping out a cornerback on a deep pass.This read-and-react balancing game is something Johnson says he struggled with against Minnesota.“I think mostly it was a confidence issue, like I had a lot of opportunities to make plays on the ball where I might have hesitated for a second and then that basically took me out of the play, but allowed the other team to make a play,” Johnson said. “So I just think being quick on the trigger will help me a lot more.”“I know I hesitated a lot last year so I’m just trying to believe what I see, just go after it, just make plays this year.”Confidence is where Henry says he’s seen the most improvement in Johnson since last fall. He said the uncertainty of whether Johnson would receive playing time at safety for the oft-injured Valai might have affected Johnson’s mentality.But now that Valai has graduated from the program the job is all for the taking, and Johnson can finally focus on being a strong starting safety.That has Johnson smiling at the idea that he can make some more memorable plays.“I’m just trying to make a lot more of those ASU tackles – not just on special teams obviously, but on defense,” Johnson said. “I’m just out here trying to make plays so hopefully [the fans] ntotice that this season.”“I’m just trying to add on to that r?sum?.”last_img read more

Sidebar: Women’s basketball shuts down Moses in loss

first_imgBadgers hold Moses in checkThursday night’s women’s game didn’t go the way the Badgers had hoped it would. The Purdue Boilermakers overtook the Wisconsin Badgers in a 48-58 win, but the loss didn’t mean the Badgers didn’t do a few things right.The Badgers did in fact hold the lead for a majority of the first half, ending the half with a 28-20 lead.Wisconsin held junior guard Courtney Moses, Purdue’s usual leading scorer, averaging about 12 points per a game, to only two points the whole game. It wasn’t until there were six minutes left in the first half that Moses scored a layup, as junior guard Morgan Paige played tight defense to keep Moses from shooting and scoring for the Boilermakers. Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey definitely noticed the hold they had on Moses’ shots, as she attempted just three shots and scored two points the entire game.“We took care of Moses,” Kelsey said. The Badgers continued to hold Moses by not allowing her to even get a shot the second half.Even though Wisconsin held Moses to only two points, it didn’t stop KK Houser from stepping up. Houser scored 20 of the 58 points for the Boilermakers, leading all scorers on the night.“KK played a heck of a game tonight and took it to another level,” Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp said. “For us it was very important to shoot the ball better in the second half. KK got the tide going our way in the second half.”“We weren’t there quick enough, and we were standing right in front of Houser,” Kelsey said. “Houser proved that she was on top of her shots the second half.Gulczynski foul trouble costly in second half collapseHouser’s shooting wasn’t the only set back the Badgers saw in the second half. With 11 minutes left in the second half, Jacki Gulczynski was already on her fourth foul. Wisconsin’s dynamic forward picked up three of her four fouls in the second half, forcing Kelsey to cautiously bench her player during crunch time.“We depend on Jacki a lot and she knows she has to stay in the game.” Kelsey said.“I felt like we needed to take advantage of [Jacki] being out,” Purdue guard Drey Mingo said. And the Boilermakers did just that in the five minutes Gulczynski spent on the bench after her fourth foul, going on a 7-0 run to capture the lead and never giving it back to the Badgers throughout the game.“[Jacki’s] a key player and the one who’s so tough to guard because she’s a post player and it’s hard for post players to guard someone who shoots the three so well,” Versyp said. “She’s really savvy and really, really good.”Despite her foul trouble, Gulczynski remained the leading scorer for the Badgers in Thursday night’s loss, leading the team with 19 points on the night. If she wouldn’t have picked up an early fourth foul, the game may have had a different outcome with the way the forward was playing.But Purdue was more than happy to seize the opportunity.“When we got the fourth foul on her it was huge, because in the zone we were trying to attack her quite a bit because we know how valuable she is,” Versyp said.Rochel erases Purdue shotsDespite Gulcynski’s unwanted time on the bench, Wisconsin junior center Cassie Rochel was blocking Purdue as best as she could. Not only did Rochel lead the team in blocks in the game, she set a personal high, knocking down seven shots.Rochel was not overly ecstatic with her personal record. “I don’t want to be too confident,” Rochel said. “I know a lot of these blocks tonight could have been fouls and with Jacki sitting on the bench, I can’t really risk it. I’m still trying to work on my timing like coach wants me to by not coming down and into their hands but rather wait until it’s in the air and alter their shot more.”last_img read more

Slow down! Bolt dismisses NFL rookie’s challenge

first_imgSuperstar sprinter Usain Bolt has poured cold water on a challenge by NFL player John Ross, that he could beat him him in a 40-yard race.The  Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver made the bold comments two weeks ago. Ross, who clocked 4.22 seconds over 40 yards, boasted that he could beat Bolt based on having faster foot contact with the ground, a metric often used to judge speed.Bolt nonchalantly brushed aside Ross’ challenge, according to a report on the websitewww.theundefeated.com.“Zero. Absolutely none,” he said, adding: “I think over the years people always aim to the top. I’ve learned something through the ranks. It’s a ladder, but no one wants to climb the ladder. Everybody just wants to get to the top of the ladder. They always want to beat me, but no. No chance.”Ross, a first-round pick, had that notion dashed by less heralded athlete. University of Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman obliterated the mark with a 4.12 seconds clocking over 40 yards. Coleman’s personal best in the 100 metres is 9.95 seconds, some way off Bolt’s personal best of 9.58.last_img read more

Global Gaming loses further Swedish appeal for Ninja Casino

first_img Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Share Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB has suffered a further setback in reviving the prospects of its flagship Ninja Casino property, after confirming that it latest ‘license revocation appeal’ has been rejected by Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court.Following a summer of legal disputes challenging gambling regulator Spelinspektionen‘s termination of Malta-based subsidiary ‘SafeEnt’ licence on the grounds of ‘serious operating deficiencies’ in the management of Ninja Casino, Global Gaming governance has, therefore, been served with yet another Swedish high court rejection.Global Gaming began legal proceedings began in June, challenging SafeEnt’s indefinite market suspension within the regional administrative court of Linköping, which refused to overturn the Spelinspektionen judgement.The decision saw Global Gaming swiftly lodge an appeal with Sweden’s ‘Supreme Court‘, requesting that SafeEnt be granted ‘temporary relief’ from the suspension – a motion rejected by Swedish judges.Following its rejections, Global Gaming governance elevated its Ninja Casino appeal to the ‘Supreme Administrative Court’, which governs Sweden’s third and final layer of legal disputes.Tobias Fagerlund, Chief Executive of Global Gaming, detailed that the company ‘was disappointed at the decision’, and that it would examine further appeal options within Sweden’s legal systems.Publishing its interim trading statement on 20 August, Fagerlund and Global Gaming governance disclosed that the company had begun reducing employee headcount as a result of its regulatory issues.last_img read more

SpaceX To Blow Up Rocket on Purpose Saturday

first_imgIn order to make sure astronauts in upcoming manned flights are safe during a launch mishap, SpaceX will deliberably blow up a rocket this weekend.The private space flight company will blow up a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida Saturday morning.The aim is to prove that astronauts in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule would be protected in a launch emergency.Liftoff for the uncrewed flight test is scheduled for 8 a.m. Eastern time.Just a minute and a half after launch, the Falcon 9 will kill its engines and the Crew Dragon will fire its SuperDraco engines to separate from the rocket. At this point, the rocket and the capsule will both be traveling around 1,000 miles per hour. After separation, they will continue coasting toward the stratosphere before they begin their return to Earth. The Falcon 9 is expected to get torn to shreds over the Atlantic Ocean during its descent, but the Crew Dragon will gently land in the ocean under parachute.“We tried to design a way to save B1046, but not possible,” CEO Elon Musk tweeted, referring to the rocket by its block number. Instead, he wrote, it will be “destroyed in Dragon fire.”The so-called “in-flight abort test” is going to be one hell of a show, and it is one of the last major milestones before SpaceX can start sending astronauts to the ISS. The test is meant to show NASA that in the event of an emergency during launch, SpaceX can jettison astronauts to safety. It will mimic an actual launch to the space station in nearly every way, except no astronauts will be on board.NASA describes an emergency during launch as an “unlikely event,” but this kind of dramatic escape is more than a hypothetical. In 2018, a Russian Soyuz rocket had to jettison its capsule containing a Russian and American astronaut after one of the rocket’s boosters failed. It was the first time in history an abort system was used during flight with astronauts on board, but it worked perfectly and both astronauts returned safely to Earth.Although SpaceX’s uncrewed demo mission went off without a hitch, its Crew Dragon capsule exploded during a test, a problem that the company traced to a leaky valve. In December, however, SpaceX completed its tenth consecutive successful parachute test, which is required by NASA before astronauts can fly.Most Popularlast_img read more

Social Media Extortionist Gets 50 Years for Targeting Young Girls in Broward, Nationwide

first_imgA Miami federal judge has sentenced a Virginia man to 50 years behind bars, as well as a lifetime of probation, for using the internet to target and extort children through sexual exploitation around the country, including Broward County.Joseph Isaiah Woodson, Jr., was convicted last September of producing child pornography and sending threats to at least seven young girls, including three who live in Davie, Plantation, and Coral Springs.Between October 2017 and September 2018, the 30-year-old Woodson “persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced” several underage girls to engage in sexually explicit conduct using their cellphone cameras. He then recorded and shared those videos online, according to court documents.Woodson apparently earned the youths’ trust and received access to their Snapchat account credentials by pretending to be one of their friends.After getting their passwords, Woodson took over the victims’ Snapchat accounts and then demanded that they send him sexually explicit videos and images of themselves using the web-based texting application “KIK” if they wanted to regain control of their accounts.Investigators add that Woodson conspired with others to systematically extort and exploit the children online.“Joseph Isaiah Woodson, Jr. is a menace who preyed on the most vulnerable among us, children,” says George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami. “His sentence of 50 years in prison should serve as a warning to others involved in sextortion.”Sextortion has become so widespread that the FBI recently launched an awareness campaign in schools.last_img read more

Overtime…Allie Bumaye…Allie Bumaye…Allie Bumaye!!!

first_imgCHARLES ALLIE :05—Over 300 people turned out to celebrate this champion. Wait, correction…275 people came for him and 25 people slipped in for the free food and booze. I am just saying.:04—Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion Kevin “Freight Train” Parker presented the award and yours truly MC’ed the event…Please y’all know.:03—If that wasn’t enough, Sugar Ray Leo­nard’s brother and his wife were there.  Roger “The Dodger” Leonard spoke about getting young Ray started on the road to immortality. Roger Leonard is a motivational speaker and has authored the book, “In The Shadow of a Champion: Pathway to Sobriety.” Great guy, really great guy. And he can dance too.:02—Oh and there’s this…His wife is fine! I’m Just Sayin’! Oh, maybe I shouldn’t have said it here. Oh well, I ain’t scared. It’s not like he’s Sugar Ray. Oops, did it again, huh?!?1:01—House of Soul was there, that’s all you need to know about the good time we had.:00—All in all, here’s to a truly great guy who deserves all he got. Run Buddy, run!!!GAME OVERFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hl BILL NEALSpecial Overtime Report: Allie Bumaye…Allie Bumaye…Allie Bumaye!!!:10—Charles “Buddy” Allie is now on the Mount Rushmore of the Masters Track and Field Competition. He was recently recognized and honored as the Masters Division World Male Athlete of the Year…Say What?:09—If that “isn’t” good enough. He received the award in Barcelona, Spain, alongside Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet. For you North Side folks that’s a really big deal, try to keep up.:08—Allow me to remind you that he achieved this greatness by winning all those meter races. You know, the 400 meters…the 200 meters…the 100 meters, and all the other meters a 65-year-old man can win.:07—I would name all the other awards he received, but I can’t because I lost the paper he gave me (my bad!) and because I gave you the story a few months ago…If-you-were-paying-attention. Work with me here people!:06—But here’s the real deal. Just when you thought “Buddy” couldn’t give another party like the last one he gave. “Somebody Told You Wrong!” Last week, on the North Side, he laid it out again. It-was-the-par-tay-of-the-year! Even without the motorcycle entrance.last_img read more

The goal in Atlético is a thing of Ángel Correa, leader and talisman

first_imgThe last goal before this Saturday, after staying zero against Leganés and Real Madrid, was Against Cultural: Correa also scored it. The previous one, after two other zeros in front of Eibar and Madrid (Super Cup), was 2-3 at Barça: Correa’s work again. Within the last ten of Atlético has also marked to the east, which was the first of 2020, and to Betis, Just entered the field. That afternoon gave him time to give an assistance to Morata. Also gave goal passes to Saul, against Osasuna, and to Koke, against Barça.Correa’s goals also have an added value for the team: in these five of the streak, the game was tied at the time of the goal. Against Barça he went 2-2 and in the rest of the cases, 0-0. The other target of the Argentine, who has been six in the course, was 1-1 at Espanyol, the first of that comeback (finished 3-1). So far in 2020, without going too far, Atlético has only three wins and in all of them it marked the 10 rojiblanco. Atlético starts in Oblak and, in the most recent stage, It ends in Correa. One does saving stops and the other, decisive goals. The Argentine has become leader of the attack when perhaps he was no longer expected, accustomed to a role of revulsive that had been working, although he was not satisfied. But now A red and white victory is not conceived without their participation. And almost not a goal, because of the last 10 of the team has scored half; and of those who have not, has given assistance in three. It is essential, now more than ever, and without Morata, Diego Costa and João Félix, he has thrown the team behind him.Against Granada, in a match where Atleti lacked lucidity, Correa appeared in the two plays of real danger of the team. In 6 ‘he scored 1-0 at Koke’s pass; in the second half, in a counter, he served as an assist to Saul, whose volley crashed into Aaron. And even almost provokes a Soldier penalty (for Iturralde, AS referee, Soto Grado had to whistle it). This time he had to start as striker with Vitolo, although then he placed himself on the right and had to do a dirtier job that led to him. Simeone extolled the player’s effort: “Beyond the goal, to play better or worse, it will never stop putting heart and we need that.” So they are six goals and as many assists for Angel, the most decisive player in the Atleti attack with Morata, who adds two passes to his ten goals. Without 9, Correa had to be the battering ram, a situation that is increasingly common. The Atleti returned to onecerism and, although Oblak does not yield its share of prominence, in attack he takes the gallons Correa.Correa is a talisman if he scores in the LeagueCorrea’s goals are often accompanied by good news for Atlético. As happened on Saturday against Granada, That mark the Argentine in League is synonymous with victory rojiblanca. He has marked 24 points in the competition in as many games and the team did not lose any: 20 wins and four draws. In Copa, for example, it was not like this: Correa scored in León, but Atlético ended up coming back and removed.last_img read more