More than $700,000 in prize money will be up for grabs when the 2016 General Accident Insurance Company tennis tournament serves off tomorrow at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. The tournament will end on Sunday, April 10.This tournament will be part of the Llockett McGregor tennis series, and for the first time, it will be an Open tournament, with prize money attached. There will be Men’s and Women’s Open, Men’s Professional 35 for older players, and a Men’s Class 2 team event that will feature teams from Oaklands, Police Officers Club, Montego Bay, the Pegasus and Ocho Rios, and a special Liguanea Club doubles championship. Sixteen junior doubles teams will also participate.The whole idea, McGregor told The Gleaner, is to make the tournament more attractive to various groups of players, many of whom will participate so as to gain bragging rights among their colleagues, over the next year.At the launch of the tournament on Wednesday at the Liguanea Club, General Accident’s business development officer, Nadia Mitchell, lauded the organisers of the tournament and pointed to the fact that each year, the tournament was well supported by players and spectators. One hundred and fifteen players are expected to participate this year.Her company’s vision, Mitchell said, “goes way beyond the tennis courts because each year, this prestigious event brings together world-class players, and tennis enthusiasts” and this she said, “bolsters personal development of the youth players in particular, and creates the opportunity for individuals to engage in a diverse community centred activity.”The top-seeded male player is Damion Johnson, a former Jamaica No. 1 player. Current female champion Ffion Fletcher is the top female in the line-up, and in the Men’s 35, Dwayne Pagon, a former Davis Cup captain is the top seed.
UEFA had set a date limit of November 7 for potential candidates to formally express interest ahead of the February 7, 2019 election, to be held in Rome.Ceferin, 51, was previously president of the Slovenian football federation from 2011 to 2016.Known for his discretion and less charismatic approach compared to Platini, Ceferin vehemently opposed a raft of recent proposals by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.Infantino, a candidate for his own re-election in June 2019, courted controversy in recent weeks with a number of proposals that sparked opposition from UEFA.Infantino agreed at a recent FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda to delay any decision over his plans for a Club World Cup and a global Nations League, instead setting up a taskforce to study the proposals.That was reportedly after UEFA delegates threatened to walk out in protest.Infantino has been pushing to revamp the Club World Cup by expanding it from the current seven clubs to 24 and holding it every four years. Twelve of the teams would be European.He has said he has an offer of $25 billion over 12 years for that and the Nations League from private investors, identified by Football Leaks as Japan’s Softbank.Among Ceferin’s future challenges is facing down criticism of the perceived imbalance between the smaller and bigger leagues in European competition.The European Leagues association is demanding that Europe’s ‘big four’ leagues of Spain, England, Germany and Italy are given three, instead of four, automatic qualifying places for the Champions League and for resources to be shared more equally.Ceferin is also expected to review the Financial Fair Play (FFP) system set up by Platini in 2010.According to reports by Football Leaks, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are among clubs who saw potentially heavy sanctions for infringing FFP rules toned down following discussions with UEFA at a time when Infantino was the body’s secretary general.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin unveiling Germany as hosts of Euro 2024 during a ceremony on September 27 © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINILAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 8 – Incumbent Aleksander Ceferin is virtually assured re-election as UEFA president after European football’s ruling body confirmed Thursday he is the sole candidate for next February’s elections.Slovenian Ceferin, a lawyer, has held the post since 2016 when he replaced former France legend Michel Platini, who was forced to resign several months previously following confirmation of his suspension by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). read more
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Salman Khan’s Bharat is all set to release on Eid, in another couple of days. The film stars Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Disha Patani in prominent roles. While Tabu and Katrina Kaif have worked with Salman before, this is Disha’s first collaboration with Bhai.Disha will be playing the role of a trapeze artist in the film. While fans are eager to see her chemistry with Salman on screen, Disha feels that she might not get the opportunity to work with Salman again.In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Disha revealed that due to the age difference, she might not get a chance to work with him again.”Ali sir called me with a role which is more of a special appearance. I heard him out and since the character is that of a trapeze artiste alongside Salman sir, I came on board. Honestly, I don’t know if I will ever get to work with Salman sir again. Even Ali sir told me this while narrating the script,” she recalled.Asked about the reason behind it, she said, “Obviously because of the age difference between us. In Bharat, it is acceptable because that portion shows Salman sir in his 20s and 30s so, it was an immediate yes. He is a wonderful human being and very hard-working. I got to learn a lot from him. That aside, Bharat is special because I had never done a film set in a different era.”Disha is happy that fans like her chemistry with Salman. “I am glad that people like to see us together. The chemistry between us is great, I never expected something like this. I got lucky with the song and want to thank the choreographer and Ali [director Ali Abbas Zafar] sir for the way it’s been shot,” she said.advertisementBharat is an adaptation of the Korean film An Ode To My Father. It traces the journey of a man and a nation together. It will release on June 5. Salman will be sporting five different looks in the film.ALSO READ: I like to take it slow motion mein, says Tiger Shroff on dating Disha PataniALSO READ: Disha Patani wishes fans on Diwali in sports bra and lehenga, gets trolledALSO WATCH: Disha Patani talks about her personal style preferences read more
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-AC Milan chief Mirabelli slams directors Maldini and Bobanby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AC Milan chief Massimiliano Mirabelli has taken aim at current directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban.Mirabelli believes the team’s woes are due to the two former stars.He stated: “Milan’s big problem is that they mustn’t live in the past,” the 50-year-old, who was the Diavolo’s sporting director in 2017-18, told Radio Punto Nuovo.“History must be remembered, but you can’t be a prisoner of your history. Being a great champion on the pitch doesn’t make you a director.“Everyone has it in for Giampaolo, whom I consider an excellent Coach. Those who know Giampaolo are aware that Milan must build a team tailored to him, and this isn’t a team who can express themselves in the way he wants.“Suso is one of their their most important players but can’t play as a No 10, so they don’t have the right man for that position.“There was a communication breakdown in building the team.” read more
Sophomore midfielder Zach Mason (7) slides for the ball during a match against Wright State Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The teams tied, 0-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s soccer team (2-5-2, 0-1) opened Big Ten conference play on a rainy Sunday, losing to Indiana by a score of 2-0. Two first-half goals were all it took for the Hoosiers to give OSU its third consecutive loss.The Buckeyes ended the match with a season high 19 fouls and were outshot 33-10. Buckeye redshirt-junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov fell to 2-4-1 as a starter and tallied 10 saves, matching his season high.Ivanov said despite the weather conditions, he was pleased with the way the team played.“With the unforgiving conditions, we did all right, but obviously, it was unfortunate end result,” he said. “I’m always thinking, ‘If I can prevent them from scoring, we’ll always have a chance,’ and as a goalkeeper I can’t change the game by scoring, so hopefully next time I can get 12 saves and we can get a better result.”OSU’s struggles with finishing on scoring plays continued as it was unable to score off of 10 shots, five of which were on target. The team has recorded just one goal in the last five games on 54 attempts.Buckeye coach John Bluem said that he is impressed by how well the team is handling the unlucky slump of not netting a goal.“I sound like a broken record, but we had a nice stretch in the first half, but we failed to come up with a goal again,” Bluem said. “And it seems like we really should have had one.”Bluem said that in practice, the team will watch film and hopefully be able to get a goal in the team’s next outing.“We’re going to look at video again and continue to try and improve in areas where we can get better,” he said. “I think the guys are responding well to this difficult stretch, but it would obviously help if we could get a win and build our confidence.”Preseason No. 1 and 2012 NCAA champions, Indiana (4-4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) opened the match quickly taking five shots and a corner kick in the first six minutes, but multiple saves by Ivanov kept it scoreless for the first 30 minutes.The Hoosiers continued their assault in the first half firing 25 shots and connected on two of them, ending the half with a 2-0 lead. The Buckeyes were outshot 25-4 and Ivanov recorded seven saves.Both teams created multiple scoring opportunities in the second half, but neither was able to connect. The Buckeyes’ best chance at a goal came in the 57th minute when senior captain and defender Sage Gardner blasted a shot from nearly 10 yards outside the box. Gardner almost squeaked it into the upper right corner of the net, but Hoosier redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Michael Soderlund was able to block it just before going in. Eleven minutes later, sophomore Buckeye midfielder Zach Mason attempted a long-distance shot of his own, which almost mirrored Gardner’s shot exactly.Gardner said afterwards he was just trying to place the ball inside the box to a teammate on the play, and he believes the team will eventually find a way to score after continuously working on it in practice.“I think ultimately, it’s the mentality, so we just got to instill confidence in each other,” he said. “We know we can create opportunities to score against these teams, now it’s just if we can capitalize on them.”OSU is scheduled to return to Columbus play Wednesday to face off against No. 18 Louisville. read more
Croatia have sacked Coach Ognjen Vukojevic before their semi-final clash against England, according to Sky Sports.Croatia sacked Vukojevic after he posted a cryptic video on social media following their penalty shootout win over Russia.The video which also included Croatian defender Damagoj Vida is seen as a pro-Ukraine video and the Russian authorities have reported it to FIFA.Vukojevic who retired from football in 2014 and Vida both played for Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev.The HNS (Croatian Football Federation) have relieved Vukojevic of his duties as an associate of the Croatian coaching staff as well as revoke his accreditation at the World Cup.Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting: 06/09/19 Stuart Heath – September 6, 2019 With the international break in full-swing, here at Ronaldo.com we are going to take a look at Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match-betting odds.With a…They have also apologized to the Russian public by saying:“The HNS apologizes to the Russian public as regards to the actions of a member of the Croatian delegate.”Vukojevic has been fined £11,300 for his actions by FIFA and both he and Vida have apologized for their actions. read more
KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — SDSU West proponents Friday praised the Superior Court of California’s recent decision to reject a lawsuit alleging improper use of the San Diego State University name.The lawsuit was filed in April by FS Investors-associated backers of the SoccerCity initiative, which proposes a 23,500-seat soccer stadium and mixed-use spaces for the Mission Valley stadium site.Friends of SDSU, a coalition of university alumni, community and business leaders, instead calls for a new 35,000-seat Aztecs football stadium and other amenities at the site.Both initiatives appear headed to the November ballot, pending legal review. Whichever receives the most votes — provided its over 50 percent — will earn rights to negotiate with the city over plans for the stadium site.The lawsuit claimed Friends of SDSU tricked San Diegans into signing a petition to get the initiative on the ballot by making it appear that the university had sanctioned the proposal. By law, the school is prohibited from endorsing an initiative.Bill Hammett, Friends of SDSU steering committee member, said the court’s rejection of the lawsuit affirms the SDSU West initiative’s place on the November ballot.He said the decision “also makes it clear that the frivolous FS Investors-backed lawsuit lacked any merit in its allegations, because SDSU West fully complies with California State Law, San Diego City Charter and the California Education Code.” Superior court rejects improper use lawsuit against SDSU West proposal Updated: 11:32 AM Posted: June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018 read more
Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville defense has seen numerous changes over the last couple of seasons, and this year is no different with the addition of defensive coordinator Bryan Brown.Working under their fourth defensive coordinator in the last four seasons, the Cardinals have found something intriguing with the hiring of Brown, who orchestrated a top-10 defense at Appalachian State last season.Finishing their second week of spring practice, there is a new energy inside the practice facility, and it’s translated into improved play after just six practices.”A lot of it is effort,” Brown said. “That’s the number one and most important thing for us right now. Giving effort and getting to the football and we’ve seen tremendous improvement since day one and that’s a bright spot, it really is.””The way the guys practiced from the very first practice and now they understand how we run practice and how hard we want those guys to practice. That’s been a really big improvement since day one.”The Cardinals have put their difficult season behind them, and are excited to look forward under the excitement and intensity of Brown’s defense.”Spring football has gone very well,” sophomore cornerback Anthony Johnson said. “It’s all a new feel with the new coaches and a new playbook. I like the new defense and the new mentality the defense has after two weeks. We have a lot of good calls and we are doing a good job of mixing our coverages.”Finishing near the bottom of all FBS programs on defense last season, the Cardinals know that’s not the standard around the football complex, and despite being only two weeks into learning a new defense, the Cardinals are close to getting on the same page.”The next thing is execution,” Brown added. “The other day we were laughing as a whole group as a defense. It was day number five and we actually had all 11 doing the exact right job on one play, so that’s a positive. We’re getting there. We’re going to crawl before we walk. We’re going to be okay.”In a short period of time, head coach Scott Satterfield has changed the culture within the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex, and it’s translated onto the field after just six practices.”The thing is, all these guys are eager to learn,” Brown said. “They want to get better. They want to do right. They want coaching. You see guys coming in and out of the offices, asking questions in meeting, asking questions on the field. That lets me know that these guys want to do right. They want to win, they want to play right and that’s a big, big positive step.”As the team continues to get comfortable with a new scheme, Brown’s defensive unit has given full effort and an increased energy that’s noticeable on each play. With an innovative staff and condensed playbook, Brown has tried to keep it simple to ensure the team continues to play at full speed without having to think.”That’s why we’re not putting in a whole lot of defense right now,” he said. “I just want those guys to execute our base and play hard, and give effort each and every play. Because if play hard and give effort each and every play, good things will happen and you can erase some mistakes.”The Cardinals will resume spring practice on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. The team will conclude spring on March 7 with the Spring Showcase at 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version read more