Nigeria begin campaign in FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup with wins in four categories

first_imgRelatedPosts Access Bank Plc acquires Kenyan bank 172 Nigerians evacuated from Uganda, Kenya arrive in Abuja Kenyan runner hit by motorcycle, suffers fractured leg Nigeria began its campaign for honours in the ongoing FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup in Kampala, Uganda with clear wins in the girls, boys, women and men’s categories.In the girls’ category, Nigeria defeated Mali 9-2, in the boys it beat Uganda 21-7, while in the women’s it trounced Kenya 21-20 and the men won Mauritius 18-15.In the results e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Saturday after the first games by Frank Jituboh, Coordinator of 3×3 Basketball in Nigeria, the other match in the girls’ U-18 category saw Egypt defeat Kenya 17-2.Others are: Kenya 5 vs Egypt 21 (men), Kenya 7 vs Mali 21 (men), Egypt 21 vs Bein 11 (women), Madagascar 21 vs Burundi7 (men) Uganda 21 vs Mauritius 5 (men).The rest of the first games results are Mali 21 vs Egypt 8 (women), Madagascar 19 vs DRC 18, Uganda 21 vs Burundi 9, Uganda 16 vs Nigeria 15 (men).  Tags: BurundiFIBA 3x3Frank JitubohKenyalast_img read more

STS Poland ups mobile muscle with Wiraya

first_img Submit Mateusz Juroszek – STSLeading Polish market bookmaker STS has moved to expand its mobile engagement capacities utilising Wiraya as customer activation software provider.The partnership will see Wiraya deploy its mobile customer tracking solutions, helping STS marketing and retention teams better convert perspective players.Wiraya solutions allow for optimised personalised messages to be sent to STS customers across multiple mobile devices. Furthermore, STS marketing teams will be supported with better in-depth reporting on customer engagements, helping optimise campaigns.“As the leader of the Polish market, we are constantly developing our brand and its attractiveness to players,” said Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS. “We are focused on increasing the effectiveness of all our customer activities. We expect that the partnership with Wiraya will really optimise the player registration process.”The mobile partnership forms part STS ongoing digital transformation programme announced in 2018, as the Polish bookmaker enhances its entire digital portfolio.The arrangement sees Wiraya continue to expand its presence within betting and gaming, in which the mobile engagement specialist services Black Type, Interwetten Sports and Betsson AB as partnersHampus Lindberg, Commercial Director at Wiraya, added: “Players are increasingly disloyal, and combined with the sheer volume of marketing noise, it’s a difficult task for all operators to increase player numbers. That’s why it’s vital operators like STS master the activation phase of the player lifecycle.” Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020 Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020last_img read more

Second round play washed out in English championship

first_img11 May 2016 Second round play washed out in English championship The second round of the English senior women’s championship at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club was washed out today by torrential rain.Play was abandoned when greens and fairways flooded on the course, which was already soaked from yesterday’s heavy rain.Qualifying for the matchplay stage of the championship has been decided on the first round scores, with the leading 16 players going forward. A tie for 16th place was decided on card countback.The qualifiers, who include defending champion Helen Lowe, are: Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest), Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford), Karen Jobling (Richmond, Yorks), Cath Rawthore (Sale), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Helen Braddock (Bolton Old Links), Sue Dye (Delamere Forest), Debbie Warren (Kings Norton), Jo  Shorrocks (Bigbury), Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe), Angela Jones (Chart Hills), Felicity Christine (Woking), Carol Houghton (The Nottinghamshire), Jenny Deeley (La Moye, Jersey), Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield).The matchplay will take place over the next two days with the final played on Friday afternoon. Spectators are welcome.Players placed 17th to 64th qualify for the second flight stroke play competition which will also be played tomorrow and on Friday.England Golf Tournament Director Scott Allison said: “Everyone is very disappointed that the weather made it impossible to play the second qualifying round.“We are very grateful to the green staff for their fantastic work, which meant we could play the first round, but in the end the heavy rain beat us. The forecast for the next couple of days is much better and we look forward to good golf in kinder conditions.”First round matchplay draw, play starts at 8am tomorrow: Russell v Wheeldon; Warren v Shorrocks; Rawthore v Christine; Lowe v Jones; Foster v Deeley; Dye v Berry; Jobling v Houghton; Braddock v Greenfield.Click here for full scores and tournament information.Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Steve Smith reveals why IPL is the ‘best tournament’ he’s been a part of!

first_imgImage Courtesy: India TVAdvertisement c6dyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Empmo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5wjrxWould you ever consider trying this?😱hnqCan your students do this? 🌚e74tRoller skating! Powered by Firework As the global pandemic novel coronavirus has brought the entire world into a standstill, its outbreak and lockdown have led all the people to stay at home only which also included cricketers. While they are trying to stay fit amid this situation with their home work-out, they left no stone unturned to get in touch with the players through social media. And Australia’s swashbuckling batsman Steve Smith is no different.Advertisement Steve Smith. Image Courtesy: Sky SportsOn Sunday, the number one Test batsman engaged himself in an Instagram Q&A session with the fans in which he answered a lot of questions which included his professional life to personal as well.Among those questions, one was his favourite cricket tournament that he has played. When a fan asked him to name his favourite, Steve Smith revealed that it is none other than the cash-rich tournament – Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL is considered as one of the biggest and the most celebrated competitions across the globe. Notably, the former Australia captain who is one of the key players from Australia is the captain of the Rajasthan Royals franchise in the tournament.Advertisement Steve Smith loves the chance of playing with the best and against the best in the league. As a captain, he nearly led the Rising Pune Supergiants to the IPL title in 2017 against Mumbai Indians who eventually became the winner by one run and Smith top-scored with a fearless 51. He was the fourth-highest run-scorer with 472 runs in 15 games in that season. As a captain, the 31-year old has tasted the success as well where he won 19 games out of 28.Currently, all the sporting events have either been postponed or cancelled around the world which also included the 13th edition of IPL and the questions also raised on the ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place in Australia later this year. Although Cricket Australia have announced their upcoming fixture, the decision is still pending on IPL and the T20 World Cup.Advertisement However, the talks are going on and the BCCI to host the cash-rich league in October if the mega event in Australia postpones.“I think when you’re playing for your country at a World Cup, that’s the pinnacle for one-day or T20 cricket, so of course I’d prefer to play in that. But if that doesn’t happen and the IPL’s there, and they postpone it, then so be it. IPL’s also a terrific tournament as a domestic tournament,” Steve Smith concluded.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Chris Gayle weighs in on the Darren Sammy ‘Kalu’ racism controversyHere are all the new Covid-19 rules that will be implemented in international cricket Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 11, 2015) – Trained by Eddie Truman, Stakes winner Go West Marie returns Saturday to the surface she has excelled over since joining the Truman barn this past summer, and she heads a field of seven set to go in Saturday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course.Trained by Truman since June 2014, the formerly East Coast-based Go West Marie will again attempt to prove the admonition in her name Saturday having only run out of the money once in eight starts since shipping to California. ‘GWM’ will seek her second win in-a-row down Santa Anita’s downhill turf course in the O’Brien and her third in-a-row since teaming with Hall of Famer Gary Stevens. A winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes Jan. 24 in her last out, she has never been worse than third over the course.“Eddie’s done a great job with this filly,” said Stevens following the win. “I got her at the right time. I’ve learned a lot about her. The key with a filly like this is they’re professional- let them settle and they’re going to finish for you.”Owned by Peter Redekop B.C., Ltd. the 4-year-old filly by Western Fame is 17-5-1-5 overall with earnings of $402,520.Course authority Velvet Mesquite, trained by Blake Heap will seek redemption after a slow start and a troubled fourth to Go West Marie in the SM F&M Turf Sprint and, with the defection of both Far Right and Take Charge Brandi from the Rebel in Arkansas on Saturday she will retain the services of top-rider Mike Smith here at Santa Anita.Only out of the money in two out of her eight starts down the hill, Velvet Mesquite clipped heels crossing the dirt in the Sunshine Millions per Gary Stevens who was on Go West Marie right behind Smith. “Velvet Mesquite gave me a great lead. She clipped heels crossing the dirt and I was directly behind him, we were getting up close but I was able to duck inside.”The 5-year-old by In Excess is owned and bred by Harris Farms, Inc. She is 12-5-2-1- overall with $293,606 in earnings.Trainer Jorge Gutierrez will send out Warren’s Gussie, a 6-year-old mare by Doc Gus who is looking for her third win in-a-row down the hillside. Though she will be making a jump in class Saturday, her first and only two attempts over the course have both resulted in wins; a claiming event Jan. 4 and was a head winner in an allowance race Feb. 21, two races that have her connections hoping Saturday will again be a good day for their late-running mare.Warren’s Gussie will keep rider Edwin Maldonado who has been up for both hillside victories. She is owned and bred by Benjamin Warren and is 12-5-0-1 overall with earnings of $105,210.The complete field for Saturday’s Irish O’Brien Stakes, to be run as the fifth race on a nine-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Bert’s Melody, Brice Blanc, 117; Demonica, Joe Talamo, 117; Warren’s Gussie, Edwin Maldonado, 117; Go West Marie, Gary Stevens, 122; Qiaona, Rafael Bejarano, 117; Velvet Mesquite, Mike Smith, 119; Star Field, Tiago Pereira, 117.                 The first post on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more