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Government rejects calls for inquiry into West Ham’s Olympic Stadium move


first_img Press Association Trusts from Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Charlton, Fulham and QPR – as well as two clubs who failed in bids to take over the stadium in Leyton Orient and Tottenham – all called on the Government to open a case but their request was thrown out on Thursday. “West Ham United has a concession at the stadium and their contributions reflect that status. The contract, awarded after an open public competition, has been widely scrutinised and tested in court,” a statement released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport read. “The stadium remains in public ownership (E20 Stadium LLP – a joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council) and the profits from its multiple uses will flow to the taxpayer. “The agreement with West Ham United, including their contribution to transformation costs and rent, followed an open competitive process, which was delivered under EU rules, conducted visibly and exposed to significant scrutiny. “The outcome has been tested in the courts and upheld. As the winning bid this constituted the best available return for the taxpayer and secures the commercial viability of a national asset for the next 100 years.” While West Ham will host all of their home matches at the stadium, which will sport West Ham livery and colours, British Athletics also have a deal to take control of the arena for one month every summer – with the likes of the Anniversary Games and the 2017 World Athletics Championships set to be hosted there. The Hammers will take on a 99-year deal as anchor tenants starting from next season but the decision to hand West Ham the keys to the stadium has been questioned ever since it was first announced two and a half years ago. A BBC documentary aired last month pointed out how much West Ham would be saving due to their agreement with the London Legacy Development Corporation and, since then, eight supporters’ groups started a petition for an inquiry into the details of the decision. center_img The Government has rejected a request from a host of supporters’ clubs for an inquiry into West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium.last_img read more


Flores ignores daunting festive fixtures to focus on Norwich clash


first_img “What happens in two weeks, and what happens next month, I try to avoid that because I don’t want to go crazy,” said Flores, whose Watford side are an impressive 11th in the Premier League table. “I don’t have an idea about Liverpool, I don’t want to know about Manchester City. I don’t want to know about Chelsea and I don’t want to know about Tottenham. “My main focus for the staff and players is to try to translate what kind of match we want to play at the weekend. “We have to play against all teams in the league, so three points against Norwich is the same value as three points against Liverpool. The most important thing is to be ready and to be competitive again against Norwich.” After back-to-back defeats against Leicester and Manchester United, Watford – in their first season back in the Premier League since 2007 – returned to winning ways with a 3-2 victory at Aston Villa last weekend. Norwich, who are 16th heading into Saturday’s match, stand in Watford’s way of winning two games on the bounce for the first time in the league this season. But Flores is braced for a stern test against the Canaries, who thumped Watford 3-0 in their home and away fixtures in the Championship last term. “We respect Norwich,” Flores added. “We analyse their team and it is very similar to our team. It is compact, they fight a lot and they are very physical. The Hornets entertain Norwich in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday before travelling to Sunderland for their next match. But after their visit to the Stadium of Light, Watford face Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and then Manchester City in successive matches over the Christmas period. Press Association “Norwich is a very good opponent so our target is just to focus on this match. We can underestimate this kind of teams. This is a very tough team and we have to fight a lot. “The big teams are ready to win every weekend – for other teams it is more difficult – but we have the possibility for the fourth time to win this season in two consecutive matches and this is very important for us.” Flores is hopeful goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will be fit to face Norwich on Saturday. Gomes was taken off on a stretcher and a neck brace in his side’s win at Villa before being given the all-clear following a hospital scan. Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores fears he will go “crazy” if he starts to look at his side’s challenging festive fixture list. last_img read more


GW looks for home win vs La Salle


first_imgGW looks for home win vs La Salle Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLa Salle (12-13, 3-10) vs. George Washington (12-14, 6-7)Charles E. Smith Center, Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: George Washington looks for its fourth straight win over La Salle at Charles E. Smith Center. The last victory for the Explorers at George Washington was an 80-71 win on Feb. 2, 2013. Associated Press February 20, 2020center_img SAVVY SENIORS: La Salle’s Isiah Deas, Scott Spencer and Saul Phiri have combined to score 38 percent of the team’s points this season, including 40 percent of all Explorers scoring over the last five games.EXCELLENT ED: Across 25 appearances this season, La Salle’s Ed Croswell has shot 59.5 percent.WINLESS WHEN: George Washington is 0-8 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 12-6 when it scores at least 62.COLD SPELL: La Salle has lost its last five road games, scoring 65.4 points, while allowing 74.6 per game.LOOSENING UP: George Washington’s offense has turned the ball over 12.8 times per game this year, but is averaging 16.8 turnovers over its last five games.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more


Pouderoyen, Fruta U-20 through to Turbo semis


first_imgPOUDEROYEN FC and Fruta Conquerors U-20 teams are the first through to the semi-final stage of the Turbo Knockout Football tournament.The first match of the two days of quarter-final action was played at the Ministry of Education ground on Friday evening.The first game was a tense affair between Pouderoyen and Buxton U-20.Both sides tried furiously to open the scoring and there were several close encounters, but the first half ended scoreless.The second half ended the same way, resulting in extra time which saw the West Demerara-based side score first through a Darrell Abrams intervention.Troni Semple brought things level in the 106th minute with his strike sending the game into penalties.In the end, it was Pouderoyen who advanced 6-5, ending the Buxton U-20s’ run in the tournament.In the second game Fruta Conquerors U-20 edged out Buxton 3-2 at the final whistle.The ever-present Nicholas McArthur opened the scoring for the U-20 side in the 21st minute with Ryan Hackett doubling it up in the 46th minute.An own-goal by Joel Yhap gifted Buxton their first goal and Shemar Scott in the 71st brought the game level again as the fightback continued.However, the game that looked likely to follow the extra-time trend was changed by Osafo Simpson in the 88th minute.The second set of quarter-final matches will pit Riddim Squad vs Northern Rangers from 19:00hrs tonight while Santos U-20 and GFC will clash at 21:00hrs.last_img read more


USC Security Roundup


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the Department of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. Crimes against a personAt 4:26 p.m. on Oct. 22, it was reported that a patient at the Keck Hospital of USC reported that an employee slapped his hand. The patient will not be pressing criminal charges against the employee.Crimes against propertyAt 9:03 a.m. on Oct. 22, a vehicle was reported as vandalized at 36th Street and Catalina Street. The student’s car was scratched with a hard object.At 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 22, a student reported that an unknown suspect had made unauthorized purchases with the student’s personal credit card.At 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 22, a student’s bicycle was reported as stolen off campus at 1211 37th Dr.At 4:55 p.m. on Oct. 22, a student’s laptop was stolen from the University Gateway Apartments.At 8:23 p.m. on Oct. 22, a student at the New/North Residence Hall reported that a suspect had entered his room and vandalized his TV and laptop. No property was stolen.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 22, a student near the Health Sciences Campus reported that she believed her boyfriend had installed spyware on her computer.At 12:09 a.m. on Oct. 23, it was reported that a student was taken to a local hospital to be treated for intoxication. The student, who was picked up at the Row, was underage.At 3:17 p.m. on Oct. 23, it was reported that a staff member who sustained injuries during a fall was transported to a local clinic for treatment.last_img read more


76ers fire head coach Brett Brown


first_img Source: ESPN The Philadelphia 76ers fired coach Brett Brown on Monday, sources tell ESPN.Brown’s dismissal is expected to be a precursor for more upheaval for the 76ers, whose senior leadership — including general manager Elton Brand — will begin exploring changes in the front office structure, sources said.The franchise’s plan is that Brand will continue to oversee basketball operations, sources tell ESPN.Among the Sixers senior leadership, there’s still a strong desire to keep the franchise’s two young All-Stars — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons — together, sources said. The Sixers are determined to let a new coaching staff search for ways to maximize Embiid and Simmons together before even entering into a discussion on trade scenarios.Brand met with Brown on Sunday night in Orlando and conducted exit interviews with players before traveling back to Philadelphia on Monday morning after the Boston Celticscompleted a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference first-round series. This was the 76ers’ third straight playoff appearance under Brown, but the loss of Simmons in the seeding games to a knee injury and surgery was a significant blow to their playoff chances.Brown is still owed several million dollars on the remainder of his contract.The Sixers plan for a head coach will focus on LA Clippers assistant Ty Lue, sources said. Lue won a championship in 2016 as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coach, and his ability to challenge and command the respect of high-level players makes him attractive to the Sixers — and others — in this job market.Another possible candidate the Sixers are expected to gauge interest in, sources said: Villanova’s two-time national championship coach, Jay Wright.The search is expected to expand beyond those two candidates, but Lue fits the profile of an extremely limited pool of candidates with championship, playoff and high-profile star coaching experience.Brown is well-respected figure inside and outside the organization and credited with shepherding the franchise through the darkness of The Process and eventually into Eastern Conference playoff contention. After seven seasons on the job, there was a sense that the organization had gone as far as it could with Brown — a decision that he privately expected his superiors to reach short of a deep playoff run, sources said.The Sixers reached the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2019, losing on a Game 7 buzzer-beater in overtime to the eventual NBA champion Toronto Raptors.The 76ers made dramatic roster moves in the past two years — including acquiring and then moving All-Star Jimmy Butler to Miami — and have a payroll and luxury tax bill projected to be among the highest in league history for 2020-2021.last_img read more


Ex Black Queens Captain Adjoa Bayor set for Costa Rica World Cup


first_imgFormer Black Queens Captain, Grace Adjoa Bayor is set to leave the shores of the country to Costa Rica ahead of the Women’s Under 17 world cup on Wednesday night.Bayor who is a member of the FIFA Women’s committee for the World Cup is expected to add her rich vein of experience to the world cup after playing for the Black Queens for almost a decade.“I am part of the committee for the World Cup and I will leave on Wednesday, I have been told the specific things I will be doing when I get there, I cannot share because some will just be behind the scenes and some are confidential, so I am just hoping God will give me the wisdom and the strength to do what I want to do in Costa Rica.“I am hoping with my experience in women football, I will be able to help deliver at the highest level to help the Women’s World cup football”. Bayor told Asempa Sports.Meanwhile, the National Under 17 female team, the Black Maidens arrived in Costa Rica from the camping base in the United States of America on Tuesday ahead of the campaign in the upcoming world cup.Ghana is drawn in Group B of the World Cup alongside Germany, North Korea and Canada.last_img read more


RBC Heritage picks, sleepers for daily fantasy golf contests and betting advice


first_imgMORE ROTOQL: Lineup Builder | RBC Heritage DFS strategyThere is certainly a ‘type” of golfer that tends to win at this event with shorter, accuracy-based players who have great short games usually playing well. We can clearly see this when we list off the last few winners of this event: Satoshi Kodaira, Wesley Bryan, Branden Grace, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Carl Pettersson, Brandt Snedeker, and Jim Furyk. So, while this event is surprisingly loaded with some nice talent, including Dustin Johnson, Francesco Molinari, Xander Schauffelle, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Tommy Fleetwood, and Jordan Spieth, don’t be afraid to go deeper down the card and look for players who fit the course mold a little bit better.Before we get into this week’s picks, we have to point out that plenty of strategy goes into cashing winning DFS lineups and winning betting tickets. By now you should know the best place to start is RotoQL’s DFS tools and the BetQL Mobile App. Our easy-to-use RotoQL PGA Lineup Optimizer gives you a big advantage when you’re putting together DFS lineups, and our BetQL Trending Picks and Public Betting tools provide a massive edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll size.I’m always ready to help, too, so check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy content and gambling advice.Key StatsStrokes Gained: ApproachDriving AccuracyScramblingPar 4 ScoringRBC Heritage picks (Daily Fantasy Golf)DFS Core Plays to Consider:  Top Tier: Xander Schauffele, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Cantlay, Webb SimpsonMid-Tier: Si-Woo Kim, Sungjae Im, Branden Grace, Cam Smith, Russell KnoxValue Plays: Emiliano Grillo, Matt Wallace, Russell Henley, Trey Mullinax, Brian GayRBC Heritage betting adviceOutright Bets to Consider*odds via DraftKings SportsbookSi Woo Kim 45/1This is a week where I’m going to completely fade the top of this field and look to take some shots on players with deeper odds. We see deeper winners of this event virtually every season, and there is a ton of value to be had taking four-to-six players in the 40/1-and-over range. Starting us off will be Kim. Kim is a player who I love to take on accuracy-based courses, and he has a great track record on Pete Dye layouts. He posted a second-place finish last season, and many people forget that despite being a poor putter, he has one of the best short games on the PGA Tour. Odds of 45/1 are great value for a player who has won in elite fields in the past and is an ideal course fit.Russell Knox 55/1Knox is another player who is a great course fit for Harbour Town and who has an excellent track record at Pete Dye courses. Knox isn’t long off the tee, but he is pretty accurate, which translates well for this layout. Knox posted a T2 finish here in 2016, so we know the upside is there. Getting 55/1 is nice value for a multiple PGA Tour winner.Matt Wallace 80/1 Before we break down the RBC Heritage, let’s take one more moment to look back on our huge win last week with Tiger Woods. Tiger’s victory last week at Augusta will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in sports history and betting on him at 14/1 is just the icing on the cake. We’ve now hit two winners in the last three weeks — Woods at 14/1 and Kevin Kisner at 66/1 at the WGC-Match Play — so followers of this article should have their bankroll set for the rest of the season (and be doing well in daily fantasy golf). With that being said, let’s try to keep things rolling this week at the RBC Heritage.The RBC Heritage is played at the Pete Dye designed Harbour Town Golf Links, which measures out to a 7,100-yard, Par-71 layout. Harbour Town is a classic Pete Dye design in that it rewards precision over power and is one of the more difficult courses on tour. Harbour Town is a tight  course, with tree-lined fairways, deep bunkers, and the smallest greens on the entire Tour. Most players will look to club down off the tee to try and keep the ball in the fairway and out of the trees. This will leave the majority of approach shots within the 175-225-yard range for the majority of the field, so key in on that yardage range for your strokes gained: approach models. As I mentioned, the greens at Harbour Town are incredibly small, so even the best of ball strikings are bound to miss a few greens; making scrambling and strokes gained: around the green two of the most important statistics to focus on. Wallace struggled in his Masters debut last week, but we are going to get him at great 80/1 value this week at Harbour Town. This is a bet based on pure talent, and 80/1 in this field is just too low for someone who has multiple wins on the European tour over the past 24 months. I also like adding in a top-10 bet at +800.Luke List 100/1List is a guy who I never play in DFS and will rarely bet on, but this is the perfect type of event/course at which he can finally get that breakthrough win. Despite being extremely long off the tee, List typically performs better at shorter courses where he is forced to club down off the tee, and he has a nice track record at Pete Dye courses over his career, including a T3 showing here last year.last_img read more


No. 82: Pirates’ 1-0 win at Texas clinches winning season


first_imgPedro Alvarez (24) follows through on a run-scoring double off of Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  by Stephen HawkinsAP Sports WriterARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had no special message for his team and there was no big celebration after what was a special victory for their long-suffering fans.With their 1-0 victory at Texas on Monday night, the Pirates clinched their first winning season since 1992. But victory No. 82 was really just another step toward their goal of getting into the playoffs.“It’s going to touch a lot of people on a lot of different levels. We are aware of it,” Hurdle said. “Everybody’s here for a reason, and that’s to knock down things we haven’t done in a long time.”Before rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole (7-7) threw seven scoreless innings with a career-high nine strikeouts to win a pitcher’s duel against Yu Darvish, the Pirates hadn’t had a winning season in more than two decades — since the last of their three consecutive NL championship series appearances under manager Jim Leyland. Their last postseason before that was the 1979 World Series championship team.“We don’t really understand what the fans have been through. I know it definitely puts a smile on their face when they see that No. 82 up there,” Cole said. “We’re extremely happy to be able to make them feel like we’ve got a winning team out there. But we’ve got a few weeks ahead and those are going to be some real big games.”Pittsburgh had lost a season-high four games in a row since getting their 81st victory last Tuesday at Milwaukee.The Pirates (82-61) didn’t get a runner to second base against Darvish (12-8) until Marlon Byrd’s two-out double in the seventh. He came home when Pedro Alvarez, mired in a 5-for-41 slump over 12 games, followed with a double.They finally have their winning season after taking the opener of a three-game interleague series between wild-card leaders.“It’s a huge deal for me. It certainly thrills me to be a part of that,” said Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell, the shortstop on that 1992 team.“I understand the significance of this game, the 82nd win, more than probably at least most of the players here,” said second baseman Neil Walker, the team’s first-round pick in 2004. “As big as this win is for the city of Pittsburgh and the organization, and as big a deal as the media is going to make out of it, we still have a lot of baseball to play. We’ve got a lot of games we need to win, we’re in a tight race.”The Pirates moved within a game of NL Central-leading St. Louis, which swept Pittsburgh in three games over the weekend.Texas lost for the fourth time in five games, and still needs one more win to clinch its fifth consecutive winning season. The Rangers dropped two games behind idle AL West-leading Oakland.Darvish is 0-3 his last five starts, all Rangers losses. The Japanese right-hander struck out six while allowing one run and four hits over seven innings. He threw a season-low 81 pitches before coming out because of cramping in his right leg.Manager Ron Washington said the move was precautionary.“We needed him to step up and he stepped up tonight, he really threw the ball well, he moved the ball around well, he kept it down in the zone, he did a good job,” Washington said. “He’s in great shape. It’s just something that flared up. If that’s all that’s wrong with him, and the way he pitched out there tonight, I’ll take it.”Cole got out of a self-induced jam in the sixth after consecutive walks to Elvis Andrus and Alex Rios, his only walks in the game. Andrus got his 38th career stolen base — the Rangers pulled off a double steal when Rios reached before Adrian Beltre grounded out.“The sixth inning could have gotten out of hand,” Cole said. “I was just able to get the ball down on them.”Tony Watson pitched a perfect eighth, his 14th consecutive scoreless outing. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his 12th save in 14th chances to close out Pittsburgh’s 16th shutout of the season.The Rangers said Darvish started feeling the cramps during the seventh. There was a short delay after the Rangers took the field in the eighth before Tanner Scheppers came out of the bullpen.“It’s minor,” Washington said. “No level of concern.”NOTES: It was the 14th 1-0 game ever at Rangers Ballpark, which is in its 20th season. It was the second this season, both Rangers losses. … Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen had a leadoff triple in the ninth. He was thrown out trying to score on Justin Morneau’s chopper to second baseman Ian Kinsler. … Rangers LF Jim Adduci left the game after his at-bat in the fifth inning, when he sustained a right biceps strain while striking out. … Darvish upped his major league-leading strikeout total to 246. … Beltre was 1 for 22 over six games before his two-out single in the ninth.last_img read more


Here are the Bundesliga games you can look forward to after football resumes on…


first_imgImage Courtesy: Bundesliga/Sky SportsAdvertisement d5pcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbrqqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E93cp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) du2fWould you ever consider trying this?😱yz4Can your students do this? 🌚mflRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been almost two months that the human life has been without any football action due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Following a complete suspension of all football activities in Europe, a number of leagues like the Ligue 1 and Eredivise cancelled their current seasons, and the rest are still on the books on making a possible comeback in the coming months. However, the lengthy wait for football fans is finally over, as Bundesliga is the first major European football league that is making a comeback on 16th May!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Bundesliga/Sky SportsBundesliga and 2. Bundesliga were suspended on March 13th by the DFL. Following almost two months of repeated extension of the suspension and speculations on a possible return date, the German top flight football has finally received the green light from the country’s government. However, since the novel Coronavirus crisis is still prevalent in the country, all matches will be behind closed doors, as fans will be glued to the screens in their homes on the resumption of German football.Resuming from matchday 26, the 2019-20 Bundesliga still has 9 matchdays left, with Bayern Munich leading the table with 55 points from 25 matches. Borussia Dortmund, who will be pitted against FC Schalke 04 in the first season re-opener match, are close in second, with 51 points. Bayern have their match on Sunday against Union Berlin.Advertisement Starting this Saturday, here are the games that are happening in the month of May to keep an eye on-Matchday 26:May 16Borussia Dortmund vs SchalkeAugsburg vs WolfsburgFortuna Dusseldorf vs PaderbornRB Leipzig vs FreiburgHoffenheim vs Hertha BerlinEintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia MonchengladbachMay 17Koln vs MainzUnion Berlin vs Bayern MunichMay 18Werder Bremen vs Bayer LeverkusenMatchday 27:May 22 – May 24Bayern Munich vs Eintracht FrankfurtBorussia Monchengladbach vs Bayer LeverkusenWolfsburg vs Borussia DortmundHertha Berlin vs Union BerlinMainz vs RB LeipzigFreiburg vs Werder BremenSchalke vs AugsburgKoln vs Fortuna DusseldorfPaderborn vs HoffenheimMatchday 28:May 26 – May 27Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern MunichRB Leipzig vs Hertha BerlinBayer Leverkusen vs WolfsburgEintracht Frankfurt vs FreiburgWerder Bremen vs Borussia MonchengladbachHoffenheim vs KolnFortuna Dusseldorf vs SchalkeAugsburg vs PaderbornUnion Berlin vs MainzMatchday 29:May 29 – June 1Bayern Munich vs Fortuna DusseldorfBorussia Monchengladbach vs Union BerlinWolfsburg vs Eintracht FrankfurtHertha Berlin vs AugsburgMainz vs HoffenheimFreiburg vs Bayer LeverkusenSchalke vs Werder BremenKoln vs RB LeipzigPaderborn vs Borussia DortmundIf you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAdvertisement Also read-The best online sports betting site 1xbet has a whole page dedicated to the Europa LeagueCostly can: IPL 2020 cancellation could cost BCCI Rs. 40 billion! Advertisementlast_img read more