LEXINGTON, Ky. – John Calipari has another one-and-done at Kentucky, this time on his staff. After just one season, assistant coach Barry “Slice” Rohrssen is leaving for a position at St. John’s under new coach Chris Mullin. It’s a homecoming for the 54-year-old Brooklyn native. Calipari confirmed the move – which had been widely reported citing anonymous sources – in a series of social media posts on Monday evening. “Let’s all congratulate Slice on his new opportunity at St. John’s,” the UK coach wrote. “When he talked to me about the offer, we both go emotional. You have to understand, we’ve been friends for 30 years. Not only that, he loved this place and the (fan base). “At the end of the day, it was an offer in every way – including going home – that I didn’t think Slice could pass on.”Sullivan | ‘Slice’ had unique path to Final FourRohrssen had replaced ace recruiter Orlando Antigua, now the head coach at South Florida, on the Wildcats’ staff last summer. Now he’s the latest hole to fill after UK’s 38-1 season ended in the NCAA semifinals. Seven underclassmen, three of them one-and-dones, bolted for the NBA last week. While Calipari has not publicly addressed his plans for this new vacancy on his staff and the position will have to be posted for at least seven days, per state law, current “special assistant to the head coach” Tony Barbee is the favorite to replace Rohrssen, a source said.Barbee played for and coached under Calipari before becoming head coach at UTEP and then Auburn, where he was fired after the 2013-14 season. Barbee spent this past season in a non-coaching role on Kentucky’s staff. Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.
Bruce Pearl dressed up as Taylor Swift for a lip-sync contest at Auburn.KNOXVILLE — Tennessee fans grew accustomed to Bruce Pearl dressing up in flashy orange blazers when he coached the Vols men’s basketball team.Pearl, now Auburn’s head coach, played a different kind of dress up at that school’s annual athletics awards show.In a lip-sync battle against the women’s soccer coach, Pearl, beloved by many for his charisma and antics, wore a blonde wig and pretended to sing along with one of Taylor Swift’s hits.The video, courtesy of Auburn’s official athletics YouTube channel, is priceless. Check it out below.AUSPY’s Lip Sync BattleSeth Rosenthal’s post on VineFollow Matt Slovin on Twitter @MattSlovin.
Netball BY SIMON KESLEP Snax Mermaids, one of the oldest teams competing in the Port Moresby Netball Association competition continues to be boosted by major sponsor, Lae Biscuit Company. Last Friday, the company came good with a financial assistance of K40,000 which was presented to the club by Lae Biscuit’s Southern region sales manager Lacey Ori. It was witnessed by the club head coach Richanda Kassman, president Pole Kassman and players Rayleen Andrew and Jeperth Tulapi who play in the premier division. “We are very happy, the K30,000 goes to the club for 2018 and K10,000 is for Jeperth (to take part in the Queensland national league netball),” Kassman said. “We took her down to Australia for the trials and she made it so she (Jeperth) will play for six months with the Jaguars on the Gold Coast.” Kassman added that this is the 25th year that Lae Biscuit Company has come on board again to support the club and they are very appreciative of the company’s sponsorship. “As the club president, I am very proud to be part of the club and be able to secure a sponsorship like this,” said Kassman. She said the club will be looking at young players competing in junior grades to get promoted. In fact Kassman is working very hard at the moment to bring U-17 and other junior players to have a trial with the players in the premier division. “At our club, this is the incentive and this is the second girl (Jeperth) we are sending down to the Gold Coast. It is showing the quality of what we are producing and we are quite proud,” Kassman said. She added the Mermaids really meant business and they have started their preparations ahead of the 2018 Port Moresby netball season. There are currently five Mermaids players competing in the premier division that make up the Pepes squad. They are Jeperth Tulapi, Rayleen Andrew, Tau Galewa, Nancy Behaso and Carol Kanapoti. “I am very confident more of our players will be drafted into the PNG Pepes if given a couple more trials in preparation for the netball World Cup qualifiers,” said Kassman.
PORT Kaituma and Paruima male and female football teams, Mahdia and St Cuthbert’s male and female cricket teams, Moruca and Waramuri male and female volleyball teams will be defending their titles, when the 2018 Indigenous Games kicks off this weekend at the Everest Cricket Club ground.Some 17 football teams, 18 cricket teams, volleyball teams and individual champs in swimming and archery were drawn from the 10 Administrative Regions.Port Kaituma male footballers from Region 1 will be defending their title after trouncing eight opponents to clinch the coveted title.They will be looking to repeat last year’s dominance against the likes of Moruca Football Club, Region 2 United, Region 4 United, Siparuta (Region 6), Waramadong and Pariuma (Region 7), Region 8 United, Piowomak (North Rupununi, Region 9) and Guyana Rush Saints Football Club and Tabaciga (Central Rupununi, Region 9).Fierce competition is expected as teams will be looking to claim victory, while defending champs Port Kaituma will be looking to make it two in a row.In female football action, Paruima FC (Upper Mazaruni) remain a dominant force, as they are keenly eyeing the lien trophy after winning this category for two consecutive years.Teams who are looking to deny them the coveted prize are St Cuthbert’s (Region 4), Siparuta (Region 6), Kamarang (Region 7), Region 8 United and Gladiator (Central Rupununi, Region 9.Turning our attention to cricket, Mahdia will be defending the male cricket title after putting on an impressive all-round performance last year. Can they repeat this performance at this year’s competition? Captain of the defending champs said, “We have been practising for a while now and we will take the trophy home.”Other teams are Port Kaituma (Region 1), Region 2 United, Santa Mission (Region 3), St Cuthbert’s Mission and Laluni (Region 4), Moraikobai (Region 5), Orealla (Region 6), Campbelltown (Region 8) and Sand Hill (Region 10).Meanwhile, rivals for the women’s competition are: Region 2 United, Santa Mission (Region 3), Swan (Region 4), Moraikobai (Region 5), Orealla (Region 6), Batavia (Region 7), Hururu (Region 10) and defending champions St Cuthbert’s (Region 4).More than $1.5M in cash and trophies will be up for grabs, with winners in the male and female football competitions carting off $300 000 and a trophy each, runners-up $200 000 and a trophy each, while the winners of both male and female cricket competitions will cart off $150 000 and a trophy each.Second-place finishers will pocket $100 000 and a trophy each.The first day of action kicks off today at 10:00hrs at the Everest Cricket Club ground with a march past, followed by preliminary matches in football and cricket.Swimming will be held at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal, while archery and volleyball will be staged at the Everest Cricket Club ground tomorrow.Finals for the various disciplines will be held on Sunday.Fees to enter the ground on today and tomorrow will be $300 and on Sunday $500, while children under twelve years old will be admitted free.
$20.00$233.61 NBC Sports Share Other ENDS IN LocalSportsJournal.comThe Mona Shores baseball team caught stride on Saturday morning, getting a pair of non-league wins over visiting Grand Rapids Catholic Central. The Sailors nabbed a 9-8 win in Game 1 off an Austin Flowers walk-off singe in the bottom of the seventh. Flowers led Mona Shores with two hits and two RBIs while sophomore Kolbe Trovinger belted his second home run of the season with a three-run shot.Conor Vallie pitched 4 and 2/3 innings and struck out three while allowing no earned runs. Peyton Fredericksen earned the win in relief for the Sailors.Mona Shores hammered out a 14-4 win in Game 2 and collected 17 hits as a team.Tyler Campbell, Tyler Warren and Matt Martin compiled three hits apiece for the winners. Flowers hit a towering 2-run home run for his first homer of the season.Andrew Moss earned the win on the mound for Mona Shores (9-4), striking out six batters and giving up one earned run.The Sailors open O-K Black action back up on Tuesday when they host rival Reeths-Puffer for a 4 p.m. start.SATURDAY LUDINGTON 11-2, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC 6-6 – The Orioles capitalized on six MCC errors in Game 1 as Nate Patterson threw three shutout innings in the Ludington win. Sam Bandstra posted a pair of hits and three RBIs to lead Ludington at the plate. MCC (8-2) was led by Carson St. Amour with two hits and two RBI and Riley St. Amour posted two hits. Navarre Klint was the winning pitcher in the Night Cap for MCC on 3 1/3 innings. Carson Bleicher and St. Amour had two hits each for MCC. Garrett Meeker led Ludington with two hits.SPRING LAKE’S MIKE BERNARD TOURNAMENT – The Lakers topped St. Joseph 8-6 and beat Coldwater 6-0. Zach Foster earned the win in Game 1 as David Rumptz picked up the save. Griffin Lorimer batted 4 for 4 with two RBIs, Isiah Lindsey had a hit and two RBIs and Rylan Peets had a hit and an RBI for the Lakers.In Game 2 for Spring Lake, Lindsey pitched all seven innings and struck out seven. TJ Cunningham and Mason Holmes each had two hits and an RBI. Zach Keyser, Lindsey and Lorimer had two hits apiece for the Lakers.FRIDAYREED CITY 12-8, FREMONT 4-2 – Calvin Miller and Jacob Delong both posted two hits for Fremont. James Pekel pitched five innings and struck out five in the loss. In the night cap, Parker Dalson led at the plate with two hits while Miller took the loss on the hill despite nine strike outs over six innings pitched for the Packers. Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY × Inappropriate / Offensive Twelve Report a problem This item is… × $14.99 Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citru… Not relevant Displayed poorly Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Other (975) Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Lemedy Women Padded Sports Bra Fitness Wo… Not relevant $0.00 (35309) DEAL OF THE DAY Other Other Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Sports Illustrated Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × $19.29 $22.99 Displayed poorly × × Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller × DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 Ads by Amazon 0 Bestseller Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant ENDS IN Bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… (8133) Share (1445) (3879) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… DEAL OF THE DAY (832) Inappropriate / Offensive (32825) Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Shop Now Bestseller Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Bestseller × Report a problem This item is… Other $9.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Fox Sports Go Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant $0.00 ENDS IN (5153) Other Ads by Amazon Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Mail Not relevant ENDS IN Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Shares Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Displayed poorly Displayed poorly
Share Submit Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity July 28, 2020 Commologic has agreed a deal with Unibet, one of Europe’s largest online gambling operators, for its product BetUP. BetUp is an innovative live betting game that appeals to casual sports fans.It combines different gaming genres into a second-screen, live sports betting experience and will be available across Unibet’s desktop, mobile and tablet channels. As well as appealing to existing players, it is also an excellent acquisition tool for softer sports fans, as it not only entertains them with an in-game experience, but also educates them about in-play betting. Tamir Berler, CommologicTamir Berler, CEO and Founder of Commologic, said: “Although sports betting is thriving, there has been very little innovation when it comes to softer, complementary products. BetUP is a fresh and innovative game that is entertaining and fun to play, while for operators it provides a new audience, high profit-margins, is risk free and extends session times and touch points.” He added: “We’re thrilled to be launching with such a huge brand as Unibet. They see the value in offering products like this and we’re very excited about what we can achieve together.” Erik Bäcklund, Head of Sportsbook at Unibet, said: “At Unibet we are very much focused on innovation and we believe that BetUP has great potential as a fan engagement tool. Both the online gaming industry and the way we consume media are changing and BetUP provides a friendly and entertaining second-screen live betting experience for casual players.” He added: “We expect the product to be popular with existing customers, but also to act as a solid entry point for the less betting-savvy sports fans, who currently don’t bet online.” Share Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon
The Bosnia & Herzegovina National Lottery (Lutrija Bosne i Herzegovine) will extend its products and services online utilising Comtrade Gaming solutions.Announcing a multi-channel agreement, Comtrade will deliver the lottery operator a new games inventory which will include lottery formats TV Bingo, Loto 6/45 and 5/39, Joker, Pick the Colour and Bingo Plus via desktop, mobile and tablets.Further Comtrade provisions for the Bosnia & Herzegovina National Lottery will include an online sports betting solution.Aleš Gornjec, General Manager of Comtrade welcomed the lottery operator as new solutions partner;“Comtrade’s venture with Bosnia and Herzegovina provided a unique opportunity in strengthening the Balkan region’s lottery strategy”“We worked alongside regulatory efforts with a forward-thinking approach to create solutions that fit each stakeholder’s needs. The project was a welcome challenge in energizing the industry and provided an engaging solution to current market practices.” StumbleUpon Submit Share Education matters… Comtrade continues EBIT legacy programme August 8, 2019 Share Dafabet continues legacy platform partnership with Comtrade Gaming June 13, 2018 Related Articles Mensur Djogic: NSoft – R&D is the difference maker for Industry’s future planning March 25, 2019
The Mzansi Super League on Tuesday held the second draft of its fledgling existence as South Africa’s premier T20 tournament.While all of the six franchises retained a significant number of players, there was a distinct sense that some of them pushed the proverbial reset button following iffy inaugural campaigns.That was particularly the case with the Tshwane Spartans and to a lesser extent the Durban Heat.Here’s a quick verdict on how the teams recruited.JOZI STARSChris Gayle during the Mzansi Super League match between Durban Heat and Jozi Stars at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on December 07, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)2018 position: WinnersCoach: Donovan MillerSquad: Kagiso Rabada (Proteas marquee), Chris Gayle (West Indies, International marquee), Rassie van der Dussen (r), Reeza Hendricks (r), Daniel Christian (Australia, r), Temba Bavuma, Duanne Olivier (r), Simon Harmer, Ryan Rickelton (r), Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams, Sinethemba Qeshile (r), Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch, Delano Potgieter.Strength: A power-packed, experienced batting line-up is supplemented with the acquisition of the canny Temba Bavuma, who will certainly provide class and versatility. They’ll be banking on Aussie all-rounder Dan Christian to fire again.Weakness: Duanne Olivier will need to fire again as the kingpin of the attack, because might not quite have the support he desires.CAPE TOWN BLITZDale Steyn of Cape Town Blitz during the Mzansi Super League match between Cape Town Blitz and Paarl Rocks at PPC Newlands on December 07, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)2018 position: Runners-upCoach: Ashwell PrinceSquad: Quinton de Kock (Proteas marquee), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan, International marquee), Liam Livingstone (England), Dale Steyn (r), Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje (r), Asif Ali (Pakistan, r), Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan), Janneman Malan (r), George Linde, David Bedingham, Vernon Philander, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokoana, Aviwe Mgijima.Strength: They’ve cushioned two injury-prone quicks in Dale Steyn and Anrich Nortje with the eye-catching signing of Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz together with the wiles of Vernon Philander.Weakness: Too much of the batting relies on Quinton de Kock’s star power and the promising Janneman Malan can’t afford to experience the dreaded second-season syndrome.PAARL ROCKSJames Vince of Hampshire plays a shot as Chris Cooke of Glamorgan during the Vitality Blast match between Glamorgan and Hampshire at Sophia Gardens on August 30, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)2018 position: 3rdCoach: Adi BirrellSquad: Faf du Plessis (Proteas marquee), Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka, International marquee), JP Duminy, Tabraiz Shamsi (r), Hardus Viljoen, Aiden Markram (r), Bjorn Fortuin (r), James Vince (England), Dwaine Pretorius, Cameron Delport (r), Sibonelo Makhanya, Henry Davids (r), Mangaliso Mosehle (r), Ferisco Adams, Kerwin Mungroo.Strengths: An envious band of stroke-makers who’ll make a lot of runs if they all fire. Englishman James Vince is a classy addition.Weaknesses: The attack lacks star-power, even if Hardus Viljoen seems a shrewd buy.NELSON MANDELA BAY GIANTSImran Tahir of the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants during the Mzansi Super League match between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Paarl Rocks at St Georges Park on November 30, 2018 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images)2018 position: 4thCoach: Eric SimonsSquad: Imran Tahir (Proteas marquee), Jason Roy (England, International marquee), Chris Morris (r), Jon-Jon Smuts (r), Junior Dala (r), Farhaan Behardien, Beuran Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Onke Nyaku, Ben Dunk (Australia), Heino Kuhn (r), Marco Marais (r), Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger.Strength: A well-balanced group on paper, combining a versatile and skilled batting line-up with a nice battery of seamers.Weakness: This team lacks a second, quality frontline spinner.TSHWANE SPARTANSTom Curran of Surrey celebrates after a wicket appeal during the Vitality T20 Blast match between Middlesex and Surrey at Lord’s Cricket Ground on August 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)2018 position: 5thCoach: Mark BoucherSquad: AB de Villiers (Proteas marquee), Tom Curran (England, International marquee), Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi (r), Heinrich Klaasen, Theunis de Bruyn (r), Roelof van der Merwe, Lutho Sipamla (r), Pite van Biljon, Tony de Zorzi (r), Waqar Salamkheil (Afghanistan), Dean Elgar, Wiaan Mulder, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Corbin Bosch.Strengths: The Titans spine of the squad means a spirit of excellence will flow through the players. Tom Curran adds great balance as a bowling all-rounder.Weakness: Too much of their bowling strategy once again relies on Lungi Ngidi. What if he’s injured again?DURBAN HEATGary Kirsten during the Mzanzi Super League player draft at Walter Sisulu Square on September 03, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)2018 position: 6thCoach: Gary KirstenSquad: Andile Phehlukwayo (Proteas marquee), Alex Hales (England, International marquee), David Miller (r), Dane Vilas, Ravi Bopara (England), Keshav Maharaj (r), Kyle Abbott (r), Khaya Zondo (r), Marco Jansen, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee (r), Malusi Siboto, Prenelan Subrayen, Wihan Lubbe, Shaun von Berg.Strengths: Kirsten’s mentoring is obviously priceless, while Kingsmead could easily prepare some spicy turners for a very accomplished group of spinners.Weakness: A fragile middle- and lower order that might lack some punch.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
The Dallas Stars prevailed against Central Division rival Colorado Avalanche Friday in Denver in the first of four meetings this season.Dallas rode the hot stick of second-year forward Roope Hintz’s two-goal night en route to a 2-1 win. The first goal of the game came on a juicy rebound opportunity that Hintz put between the legs of Philipp Grubauer late in the first period. Early in the second, Hintz doubled up on five-hole goals with a shorthanded breakaway tally. He can, however, do a lot. MacKinnon’s goal in the second period against Dallas brought his point streak to 13 to start the season — the fourth-best start in NHL history. Dany Heatley holds the record with 22 games in 2005-06.Make that 13 straight games with a point to start the season for @Mackinnon9. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/XgVh64fHec— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 2, 2019It seemed as if every time the Avs had a scoring opportunity, it was off of MacKinnon’s stick. For a team that led the division heading into the game, that kind of singular production does not bode well for Colorado.The return timetables for Landeskog and Rantanen are still very much in the air, but the Avalanche will need players like Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher to step up in their absences. Stars forward Andrew Cogliano was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for hooking following a bizarre sequence of events in front of Anton Khudobin’s net that led to the Avs’ lone goal — Nathan MacKinnon scored on a shot from the left-side dot on the ensuing power play.MORE: The WraparoundThere weren’t fireworks on Friday, but rather a low-scoring battle. Here are three takeaways from the Stars’ win over the Avalanche.1. Roope Hintz is the Stars’ best player right nowAfter he broke onto the scene with a stellar outing in the playoffs last year, Roope Hintz has continued his tear early in the 2019-20 season. He added two goals to his total in the Stars 2-1 win over the Avs on Friday.Hintz scored nine goals and 13 assists in 59 games last season and netted eight points in just 13 postseason games. This year, the 22-year-old Finnish forward has already equaled his nine goals from last year. A lone assist brings his point total to 10 in 15 games in 2019-20.Rebound Roope. #DALvsCOL | #GoStars pic.twitter.com/G1UTAw8qmY— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) November 2, 2019Hintz leads the Stars in goals and it isn’t even close. Alexander Radulov is second in line — but he trails his teammate by five. It’s safe to say Hintz is a surprise scoring leader for the team with names like Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry and Radulov on the roster.Will Hintz finish the season blowing his teammates out of the water? Time will tell, but it’s not likely. Regardless, the youngster’s strong start to his sophomore season is something Dallas should be excited about.2. Bright futures for two young defensemenDrafted third and fourth overall in 2017, Dallas defenseman Miro Heiskanen and Colorado defenseman Cale Makar highlight the plethora of talented young blueliners in the NHL today.Their skills were on display Friday and as with every meeting between the two — knowing their draft connection — their individual matchup was watched under a magnifying glass.Both players ranked second on their respective teams in defensemen TOI with 21:48 (Makar) and 27:20 (Heiskanen). While neither player poses much of a physical threat, their puck-carrying ability through the neutral zone and on the power play makes them both viable offensive defensemen in today’s NHL.It is worth noting that Heiskanen leads his draft-mate in NHL games played by a whopping 87 with his 110 to Makar’s 23. Nevertheless, their names are two to keep your eyes on in terms of Norris Trophy contenders for years to come.MORE: Realistic expectations for the Dallas Stars in 2019-203. Nathan MacKinnon can’t do it himself for the AvsNo. 29 is a star in the NHL — but he can’t do it alone. Unfortunately, he is the team’s last-remaining first-liner after Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen went down with long-term injuries.
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