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first_imgPresident Trump is in France for the G7 economic Summit.After arriving earlier Saturday, Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron over lunch that the US has a very good relationship with France despite their differences.Trump said the two have “a lot in common” and have been friends for a long time.Later, President Trump and the First Lady will attend an official dinner.France is hosting the annual gathering of world leaders this year at the seaside resort town of Biarritz.last_img

first_img Fitzdares launches betting’s first WhatsApp tipping service July 28, 2020 Private bookmaker Fitzdares has confirmed that it will be launching a permanent private members’ club in the heart of Mayfair.Following a series of pop-up events, including a drive-in Derby and a virtual royal enclosure for Ascot, Fitzdares hopes to give its members a chance to watch live sport ‘in both comfort and luxury’.Discussing the launch of the members’ club, William Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares, said: “We are thrilled to introduce one of the most luxurious sports clubs in the country.“While most bookies are closing their doors or just going online, we believe that the future of bookmaking is not algorithms or bombarding customers with mass advertising. It is the connection between the bookmaker and the sports fan that really counts.”Opening on 1 September 2020, members will benefit from a weekly schedule of previews and talks by sports stars and pundits, including Fitzdares’ new ambassadors John Motson OBE and Sir Geoffrey Boycott.The club will boast ‘state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment’ as well as 4K HD streams of live sporting events. Spread over two floors, the club also has a restaurant, bar, two private dining rooms as well as a dedicated Racing Room.In addition, Fitzdares has noted that the club will include an ‘extensive wine cellar’ which has been ‘hand-picked by former Bar Director at Sketch, Dom Jacobs’, due to be complemented by the locally brewed Fitzdares Ale. Submit BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share Fitzdares gears up for Royal Ascot with new campaigns June 12, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

first_imgLincoln boss Cowley: I tried to sell Chapman to Evertonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLincoln City boss Danny Cowley appreciated the response from Everton rival Marco Silva for yesterday’s FA Cup defeat.Everton managed to edge Lincoln 2-1.”I was trying to sell him Ellis Chapman, our 17-year-old who came on and played that lovely pass, and was seeing if he fancied giving us a couple of million for him,” Cowley said with a smile.”But seriously, he was really positive with everything. He said how well we had defended without the ball and how good our structure and organisation was and that we were as difficult to play against as any Premier League team he’d played against this season, which was really kind.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick was delighted with his winning goal against Everton.Hendrick made it two goals in four games as he volleyed the Clarets to a 1-0 victory over the Toffees at a joyous Turf Moor.“We had to dig deep,” Hendrick said. “The sending off did help is a little bit and that’s when we had to be patient, keep the ball and try to wear them out. We looked to set pieces and thankfully I got the goal.“We came back after the last international break and there were four good games there for us.“There are no easy ones and we have to take each one at a time. But we looked at them and thought we could put some vital points on the board, and we’ve done that. We have stepped on and put some great points on the board.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAnton Gill goes up for layup vs. NC State.Twitter/‏@CBSSportsCBB Little-used guard Anton Gill emerged during this year’s NCAA Tournament, helping Louisville top N.C. State with seven points on 3-of-3 shooting and two steals in just 11 minutes of play. That game ended up being the defining one of his brief Louisville career, as the former Top-50 recruit announced that he intended to transfer from the program, where he averaged just 9.4 minutes per game in 2014-15, after the season. While there were initially thoughts that Gill would transfer closer to a school in North Carolina to be closer to home, Gill is actually heading farther west, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.Louisville transfer Anton Gill told ESPN he has committed to Nebraska.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2015Nebraska had a disappointing 13-18 season in 2014-15, after a breakout 2013-14 in which Tim Miles’ team went 19-13 and made the NCAA Tournament. Perhaps a talent like Gill can help replace the void left by star Terran Petteway, who has declared for the NBA Draft.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says the actual price the federal government will pay for its Trans Mountain pipeline system and expansion project will be hundreds of millions of dollars less than the $4.5 billion it announced in May.In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it estimates it will have to pay at least $325 million in capital gains taxes to the Canadian government when the deal is concluded.It says that reduces the “net price” to $4.175 billion. The filing is designed to advise Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders in advance of their vote on the transaction in August. Houston-based parent company Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns about two-thirds of the shares.The document also recounts the negotiations that led to the deal, including an initial offer by the company to give the government a five per cent equity stake in return for financial guarantees and Ottawa’s counter suggestion it could buy 51 per cent of the pipeline assets.The filing notes that once they decided on a 100 per cent sale, Kinder Morgan offered to sell for $6.5 billion and the government came back with a counter offer of $3.85 billion.An attached report from adviser TD Securities concludes that the deal as negotiated is fair for shareholders.last_img read more

With No. 6 Purdue’s 67-65 loss to Iowa on Saturday, the No. 1 Ohio State men’s basketball team clinched the outright Big Ten title — but the team still has some unfinished business to attend to. When the Buckeyes traveled to Madison, Wis., on Feb. 12, freshman forward Jared Sullinger said via Twitter that Wisconsin fans spat on his face before and after the loss. On Sunday, the Badgers are taking a trip to Columbus for a rematch on the Buckeyes’ home court. Badger supporters have a reputation for unruly behavior towards opposing fans, said Tim Collins, a second-year in psychology and the director of the Nuthouse student section for Block “O.” “(The spitting incident) didn’t surprise me because it’s Wisconsin fans,” Collins told The Lantern. “But, then again, it does because you would like to think that it wouldn’t happen.” Collins was in attendance to watch the undefeated Buckeyes suffer their first loss of the season, and said that his experience in Wisconsin’s student section was enough to ensure he wouldn’t go back to the Kohl Center for another basketball game. “I think that from what I’ve heard and what I’ve seen, they have a history if you talk to any Big Ten school,” Collins said. “We got the ‘a–hole’ chant and people up in our faces swearing at us. … Not only do I not have any desire to go back there and deal with that, it just doesn’t surprise me that that’s how their students reacted.” Collins said Block “O” and the Nuthouse work to be “classy” in dealing with opposing fans. He said members have offered T-shirts to USC and Michigan fans sitting in the Buckeye student section for football games. Collins also said the Big Ten works with each school’s athletic program to attempt to ensure its fans’ behavior is appropriate. He said he has open communication with OSU’s athletic program during games to make sure the Nuthouse is acting accordingly. But don’t ask the OSU players if anything that happened off the court in Madison has affected them. The team has been mum on the spitting incident. “It’s another basketball game for me,” fifth-year senior forward David Lighty said. “I’m an old guy now. It’s like clockwork; it keeps going. “We’ve been through those things before. All that other stuff is behind us now.” Collins and the Nuthouse have been leading the “Gray Out the Schott” campaign, which asks all those who plan to attend the game Sunday to wear gray and avoid wearing red, Wisconsin’s primary color. In an e-mail sent to media outlets throughout the Columbus area, Collins mentioned that students would be receiving gray “Rah Rags” aimed to take a jab at Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, and the statements he made following his team’s win against the Buckeyes. “We won the game,” Ryan said. “Deal with it.” In turn, the rags issued by Homage will say, “Deal with it.” Many Buckeye fans took offense to Ryan’s postgame words and that neither Wisconsin nor the Big Ten took action regarding the spitting allegations. OSU coach Thad Matta said the words didn’t bother him or his players, and that Ryan reached out to him following the game to clarify his statement. “Coach Ryan tried to call me on Monday morning (following the game). I didn’t know it was him,” Matta said. “Honestly, we’re probably making more out of that than it really was.” Per usual, Matta and his team are approaching Sunday’s game like any other, despite the conceived distractions from outside the program. Not even an emotional Senior Day can warrant a different attitude from OSU’s coach of seven years. “I’ve seen no changes, no different behaviors,” Matta said. “Nobody said anything about Senior Day. … They’ve been emotionless and stable.” read more

The Ohio State baseball team had beaten Minnesota three times out of four in the past eight days. But it failed in its final matchup of the year.  The No. 4 Buckeyes (26-27, 13-11 Big Ten) fell to the No. 5 Gophers (24-23, 13-11 Big Ten) in a Big Ten Tournament elimination game Friday at Huntington Park. The Buckeyes’ 26-27 record will not get them into the NCAA Tournament. “It’s not about numbers today,” coach Greg Beals said. “Obviously, the day didn’t go the way we wanted it to go. We wanted to stay in the tournament longer than we did, but on days like today you look back at the body of work we had this year.” The game was shaping up to be a pitchers’ duel after four innings, with an unearned run standing as the only score of the day. Two innings and 10 runs later, Minnesota led, 7-4. The Buckeyes took the lead in the bottom of the fifth after sophomore catcher Greg Solomon and senior infielder Tyler Engle put up consecutive singles with two outs. Senior outfielder Brian DeLucia followed with an RBI double down the third-base line, and freshman outfielder Tim Wetzel knocked in a two-run single to put OSU up, 3-1. But the wheels fell off for the Buckeyes and freshman starter Greg Greve the following inning. Greve gave up a two-RBI single and then a two-out, two-run home run. Greve left the game after giving up a triple, but senior reliever Theron Minium gave up another two-run home run before getting out of the inning. “That’s an offense that we’ve held at bay for four games,” Beals said. “That sixth inning, I think, was four games of offense they threw at us all in one inning.” Minnesota added two runs in the eighth to increase its lead to 9-4, and OSU went quietly in the ninth. “That’s baseball,” Solomon said. “We played our best today and it wasn’t enough to get the win. But that’s baseball: having a 3-1 lead and then having the other team score runs.” Quick turnaround OSU had little time to recover from its 5-4 loss Thursday night to Illinois. After finishing the game past 11 p.m., the Buckeyes had to start their next game at 12:05 p.m. Friday. Solomon said they only got about six hours of sleep but that it’s a grind and what they needed to deal with. Beals said he was concerned with how “alive” his players’ bodies would be after last night but that it was not an excuse. “It’s the way tournaments are set up,” he said. “Illinois would have been in the same situation had we closed out the game last night, so that’s tournament baseball.” Season in review This was Beals’ first season as coach of OSU. He replaced Hall of Fame coach Bob Todd. Despite the team finishing with a record one game below .500, it finished the Big Ten regular season with a record of 13-11 and reappeared in the Big Ten Tournament after missing the cut last season. Wetzel said the team had a lot of guys fitting into new roles and that they all matured over the year. “We all found our roles pretty early in the season, and then we all really stuck to that,” he said. “I think, in a game like this, that’s going to take us a long way.” Beals said he was proud of how far the team came during his first year at OSU. “I’ll remember these kids for the fight they had,” he said. “Whether they were as good or better or not as good, they just fought and they fought and they fought.” Looking ahead The Buckeyes will lose sevens seniors, including three everyday starters. They will also lose two starting and two relief pitchers, one of whom is Drew Rucinski, a second-team All-Big Ten selection. Beals said the program has eight incoming players signed to national letter of intents and seven verbal commitments. “Playing baseball the right way and maximizing the game of baseball is what me and my coaching staff are going to push every day in this program,” Beals said. “It was something that was an absolute necessity for this season, and it’s something that I think for great baseball, where we want this program to go, it’s going to be a necessity in the future.” read more

English FA fined £50k for England players wearing the wrong socks

first_imgAs if England’s World Cup exit was not hurtful enough, FIFA have now fined the English Football Association (FA) 70,000 Swiss francs (£50,000) after three of the national side’s players wore “unauthorised” socksThe culprits were Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling who had been wearing the Devon-made Trusox over their official Nike socks after ignoring warnings from FIFA to stop doing it.Due to their actions, FIFA have now retaliated and announced they are fining the FA for “breaching media and marketing regulations and the FIFA equipment regulations”.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“FIFA had previously requested the Football Association to cease the activity that led to the sanction,” read a statement, via the Independent.“In particular, several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the quarter-final match between Sweden and England.”The Swedish FA have also been handed the same fine by FIFA for committing a similar offence earlier in the tournament.last_img read more

Harry Kane believes there is room for improvement

first_imgTottenham’s striker Harry Kane believes he “could have done better” at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.Kane finished as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals in Russia helping England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Nations League opener against Spain, on Sky Sports, Kane said: “I think I could have done better at the World Cup if I’m totally honest.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“It was great and I scored some good goals and important goals. But there was stuff I could’ve done better as well – certain finishes and certain movements, but that is all part of the learning curve.“I remember coming back and talking to people about it, that to win a Golden Boot at a World Cup and think you could do better is exciting because it means there’s lots of improvement and I’m at a high level already.“I feel fully fit, we’ve come back and started the season well from a club point of view so hopefully I can take that into the games here. “last_img read more