Martin hails ‘special’ win

first_img The Garmin-Sharp rider beat Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang to the line in Bagneres-de-Bigorre after the pair had attacked off the front, five kilometres from the top of the final climb of the day, and then stayed ahead down the long descent into town. Martin became only the fifth Irishman to win a Tour stage, and the first since his uncle’s victory on stage 16 of the 1992 Tour in La Bourboule. “Every win is important and special in its own way,” the 26-year-old said. “It was such an incredible day today because this team Garmin-Sharp shows such a team spirit. “Everyone gave 100 per cent today and some of the guys nearly missed the time limit because they gave so much for my victory. We decided this morning on the bus that I was going to try and win the stage and we’ve succeeded so it’s incredible.” Martin and Fuglsang made their move as the main contenders at the front of the race were engaged in an absorbing game of cat and mouse, with Chris Froome anxiously – and successfully – defending his yellow jersey against the likes of Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador, with his Team Sky team-mates nowhere to be found. Although Fuglsang led the pair into town and towards the finish line, Martin was close behind and, after some nervous glances between the pair, he kicked out 250 metres from the line and Fuglsang could not answer. “It’s hard to describe how it feels; it’s more relief actually because I knew I was the favourite coming into the sprint and I was quite confident, but I still had to do it,” Martin added. “To come across the line knowing that I’ve won a stage of the Tour de France is amazing. In the end, the scale of the event wasn’t on my mind – it was just another bike race. “I was so focused on his wheel and beating that guy in the sprint that I didn’t even look behind once to see where the peloton was. It was just a case of focus on the finish line and get there first.” Press Associationcenter_img Dan Martin followed in his uncle’s footsteps as he became the first Irish winner of a Tour de France stage since Stephen Roche in 1992.last_img read more

Rebel wins on Cork return

first_img Winters said: “We all said this time last year that he was a small bit off, but he got a bit healthier as the year moved on. Hopefully we’ll see the real horse this year. “It will be another two or three weeks before he hits his peak and his second run is normally his best run. “He’ll have a crack at the Powers Gold Cup now and after that there is a Grade One novice chase over two miles at Punchestown for him. “We’ll school him over fences now before Fairyhouse. “We’ve had no winners since Christmas and the horses haven’t been quite right, but a good horse will always pull you out of a ruck.” The 2012 Galway Hurdle hero was returning to the smaller obstacles for the first time in almost a year having won five of his seven starts during a novice campaign over fences, with his final appearance being a narrow defeat at Cheltenham in October. Mick Winters’ charge suffered an odds-on reverse at the hands of the talented Tarla in this event 12 months ago and the Willie Mullins-trained mare was a well supported 15-8 favourite to confirm the placings this time around. Press Association Rebel Fitz made a winning return to action with a smooth display in the Hurdle at Cork. Tarla bowled along at the head of affairs for much of the two-and-a-half-mile journey in the hands of Paul Townend, closely pursued by Jennies Jewel and Rebel Fitz under Barry Geraghty. Jennies Jewel dropped away from the home turn, leaving the main two protagonists to fight it out. Tarla looked to be travelling the better of the two after jumping the third-last flight, but was a spent force after the following obstacle and 9-4 chance Rebel Fitz quickly asserted to seal a comfortable victory. Geraghty was delighted to see Rebel Fitz handle the testing conditions so well. He said: “He was very good. “We were worried about the ground as he has struggled on soft ground in the past, but he felt better today on that ground than he has done before. “He went to sleep, but I gave him a squeeze. “I wasn’t intending on challenging for the lead at the second last, but I was happy enough to put the race to bed at that stage.” last_img read more

Jobless Claims Soar as Florida’s Reopening Continues

first_imgGov. DeSantis announced earlier this week that the second phase of reopening will start Friday. It includes allowing bars, movie theaters and other entertainment venues to partially operate in all but Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.Florida’s unemployment rate rose to 12.9 percent in April. The state will release its May jobless report on June 19. Nationally, more than 42.6 million claims have been filed since mid-March.DeSantis also said the state Department of Economic Opportunity is continuing to work with people who are having issues with the online unemployment system. ”“We’ve worked really hard at it,” he explained. “It’s important to people, to get thrown out of a job just on the drop of a hat because of this mitigation is not easy, particularly for people who are making lower incomes, they don’t exactly have stashes of money in the bank.”So far, the Department of Economic Opportunity has paid out about $4.1 billion in benefits, of which $1.2 million was from the state. More than 200,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Florida, as most of the state prepares to move to the second phase of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday reported 1.88 million first-time unemployment claims nationally during the week that ended May 30, representing a drop of 249,000 from the previous week. The agency also estimated 206,494 new claims in Florida, an increase of 31,083 from the prior week.Only California had more claims, with 230,461. That is a drop of 27,199 from the prior week.Questions on how to file a #ReemploymentAssistance claim? Here’s a step-by-step guide: Gather the documents below to make sure you’ll have everything you need when applying.— Florida DEO (@FLDEO) June 4, 2020last_img read more

UAB faces UTSA in CUSA tourney

first_img March 10, 2020 TEAM LEADERSHIP: UAB’s Tavin Lovan has averaged 13 points and 4.7 rebounds while Tyreek Scott-Grayson has put up 9.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. For the Roadrunners, Jhivvan Jackson has averaged 27.2 points and 5.8 rebounds while Keaton Wallace has put up 18.5 points and 4.6 rebounds.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Jackson has been directly responsible for 51 percent of all UTSA field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 27 field goals and seven assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: UTSA is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 64 points and 13-13 when scoring at least 64.UNBEATEN WHEN: UTSA is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least five opposing shots. The Roadrunners are 8-18 this season when they block fewer than five shots.PACE OF PLAY: The upbeat UTSA offense has averaged 74.4 possessions per game, the 16th-most in Division I. UAB has operated at a slower pace and is averaging only 66.4 possessions per game (ranked 304th, nationally). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed UTSA (13-18, 7-11) vs. No. 7 seed UAB (18-13, 9-9)Conference USA Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: UTSA is set to square off against UAB in the first round of the CUSA tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on March 1, when the Roadrunners shot 36.5 percent from the field en route to a 66-59 victory. Associated Press center_img UAB faces UTSA in CUSA tourney ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Kohli says India must focus on winning abroad

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyDHARAMSALA, India (Reuters) – India must not rest on their laurels after a highly successful home season and must focus on winning abroad, captain Virat Kohli said after their 2-1 series win over Australia yesterday.The Indian team retained the ICC Test Championship mace and pocketed a $1 million cash award after cementing their top ranking with a seventh series victory in a row.India’s eight-wicket win at Dharamsala marked the end of their 13-Test home season, which included 10 wins, two draws and a solitary loss to Australia.When it was suggested that he could afford a bigger smile, Kohli said; “It’s a classic case of understanding that this is not the end of anything. No need to get over-excited with whatever we have done.“We are very happy with number one ranking in the world but our main challenge begins now. If we can conquer the overseas season, that’s when you will see a broader smile on my face when I sit down for the press conference.”Kohli believes he finally has the necessary fast bowling resources for the team to rectify their reputation as poor travellers, beginning with a tour of South Africa later this year.“Few of the guys have told me that the kind of fast bowling bunch that we have now gives us a good chance to go outside India and put in good performances,” Kohli, who missed the final Test against Australia due to a shoulder injury, said.“I’m certainly very sure and positive about the fact that these guys can deliver away from home.“The fitness levels have gone up and relentlessness of their bowling and the consistency have improved,” he added.“I’m sure they will be able to sustain this for longer periods when we go overseas, and not let the game drift away. Pretty excited about what lies ahead for us as a team.”Often accused of not taking Test cricket seriously enough, India announced a bumper home season last year and its importance was not lost on Kohli.“It’s a very proud moment – playing good cricket all season, especially in the home season, and we dominated all of it,” Kohli said.“It was very important for a young side to do so and build a team for the future, so that we can give such performances consistently.”Kohli gave a rather lukewarm response when India briefly topped the rankings after their success in West Indies last year but the India captain is relishing the tag now.“I wasn’t too excited about it (then) because it was a short-term thing,” the 28-year-old said.“But now I can sit down and be proud of what the guys have been able to achieve since then.“Not just one or two guys, but everyone has contributed throughout the season. If you don’t have a team performance, you can’t be the number one team in the world. As simple as that.”(Editing by Ed Osmond)last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img June 7, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-ATLANTAHarvick wins as NASCAR recognizes social unease following death of FloydHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was a winner at the site of his first NASCAR Cup victory. NASCAR President Steve Phelps addressed drivers and teams on the track before the race, saying. “The black community and all people of color have suffered in our country, and it has taken far too long for us to hear their demands for change. Our sport must do better. Our country must do better.”Bubba Wallace donned a black T-shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter.” Wallace is the only African American in the top-level series.Wallace finished 21st and appeared to faint after climbing from his car. He said he was OK and did a portion of a television interview, but then was unable to speak.Wallace was taken by ambulance to the infield care center, where to be appeared to be sitting up as he was taken inside on a stretcher. His condition wasn’t immediately known.FOOTBALL-OBIT-RILEY Associated Press Athletic director Charles Guthrie has announced that the school and the 41-year-old Ryan have agreed to a deal in principle, though final contract details are still being worked out.The son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan comes to Green Bay after posting a 14-13 record in his lone season as the head coach at Division II program Wheeling in West Virginia.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MAYERBoxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return boutUNDATED (AP) — Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Former Bengals star Ken Riley dead at 72ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ken Riley was a ball-hawk defensive back in the NFL before serving as a head coach and athletic director at his alma mater, Florida A&M.The school has announced that Riley died early Sunday morning at 72. No cause of death was given.Riley was a four-year starting quarterback at Florida A&M and a Rhodes Scholar candidate before he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 1969 NFL/AFL draft. Moved to cornerback by head coach Paul Brown, Riley had 65 career interceptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns in a 15-year career with the Bengals. He also recovered 18 fumbles, and his interception total ranks fifth in NFL history.Although named a First Team All-Pro three times and a second teamer on two other occasions, Riley still hasn’t been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite his impressive statistics. He landed on the All-Pro First Team in 1983, his final season.center_img Riley coached the Rattlers from 1986-93, going 48-39-2 with two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles. He took A&M to the second-ever Heritage Bowl, losing to Grambling State in 1992.NFL-OBIT-ZOOKEx-Falcons DE Zook diesATLANTA (AP) — Former NFL defensive end John Zook has died in his native Kansas after a long battle with cancer.Zook originally was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round in 1969 but was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Falcons. He teamed with Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey to give the Falcons a dynamic combination at defensive end from 1969-75. Zook never missed a game during his tenure with the Falcons, starting 97 of 98 contests. He made his only Pro Bowl appearance in 1973, joining Humphrey in the all-star game. Mayer announced her positive test on social media two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in the Top Rank show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.The former U.S. Olympian is asymptomatic but says she tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The rest of Mayer’s camp has tested negative, including her longtime coach.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Spanish league president Javier Tebas said Sunday he is in favor of having fans back in stadiums as soon as regions are cleared by health authorities. However, that contradicts an earlier message by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who said it wouldn’t be fair for some clubs to have fans and others not. Spain has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some regions have entered advanced stages that could allow them to have matches with at least some fans in the stadiums.TENNIS-NEW TOURNAMENT Harvick turned in another dominating run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, cruising to victory over Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Harvick won for the second time since NASCAR returned from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to his emotional victory at Darlington in the first race back.Harvick came into the day having led 1,138 laps on the 1.54-mile Atlanta trioval, far more than any other driver in the 40-car field.He now has 51 wins — breaking a tie with Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson for the 12th spot on the career list. Three of those triumphs have come at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including in 2001 and 2018.Busch ended up second, followed by Truex, Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin. Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was seventh in what may have been his final Atlanta appearance. Johnson plans to retire as a driver after the season.NASCAR acknowledged the social unrest in the country and vowed to do a better job of addressing racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Zook played his last four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before retiring after the 1969 campaign.His brother, Dean Zook, confirmed the death to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GREEN BAY-RYANGreen Bay picks Ryan as new hoops coachGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay is turning its men’s basketball program over to Will Ryan. New tennis tournament in France aiming for younger audiencePARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis Showdown can change the way tennis is viewed by allowing a younger audience to access the raw feelings of players.The UTS features ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas and U.S. Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini. There will be 10 players with matches every weekend for five weeks in a round robin format.Matches will be streamed live with organizers saying every sight and sound will be captured.last_img read more

Boeheim’s Army staves off Liberty Ballers in 78-72 win, advances to Elite 8

first_imgAfter receiving a pass from Rick Jackson, Terrence Roberts fought his way between two defenders in the paint and threw down a dunk to give Boeheim’s Army a 63-60 lead.As Roberts trotted back on defense, he dropped his hands below his waist and flexed both biceps.Roberts’ slam sparked a crucial stretch in which top-seeded Boeheim’s Army went on a 9-4 run en route to the 78-72 win over No. 5 seed Liberty Ballers in the Super 17 of The Basketball Tournament in Chicago on Friday night. The team made up of mostly Syracuse alumni will take on No. 3 seed City of Gods on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Elite Eight.Though Boeheim’s Army came away with the win, Liberty Ballers stuck around until the final seconds of the game. Every time a lead was built, a response was made.With the game tied at 19 midway through the first half, Boeheim’s Army went on a 17-8 run featuring a pair of 3s from Mookie Jones and Willie Deane and an and-one from Roberts. On the other end, Reggie Redding missed an uncontested layup in transition and James Minor-Bell couldn’t finish an alley-oop.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut just before halftime, the Liberty Ballers scored five straight points to cut the lead to four at the break.The Liberty Ballers even tied it up at 44 apiece but Boeheim’s Army again broke open a five-point lead with nine minutes left.The two teams tied up twice more before Roberts threw down his dunk. But from that point on, Boeheim’s Army was able to extend its lead and stave off one last comeback attempt.Hakim Warrick made three consecutive free throws to open up a six-point lead.About two minutes later, Deane caught the ball in transition and nearly reset the offense. But after hesitating, he drove to the hoop and finished a righty layup to give Boeheim’s Army a 70-64 lead.By the time the Liberty Ballers would cut it back to one possession, it was too late as they’d have to hope for missed free throws on the other end.After Deane converted at the rim, he lifted his right arm and put his fist near his ear while flexing his arm muscles. Finally, Boeheim’s Army was able to finish a run the way it started. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 24, 2015 at 9:18 pm Contact Paul: | @pschwedslast_img read more

Miranda Ramirez overcomes rough second set to win against Yale

first_imgMiranda Ramirez was rolling at first singles. Having handled her opponent in under 30 minutes in the first set, she appeared headed toward a fifth-consecutive straight-set singles win at home.When the scorecards reset after the first set, Ramirez was in for a surprise.Just as quickly as Ramirez took the opening set 6-1, her lead in the match evaporated when she dropped the second set, 6-2. With the match level at three games all in the final set, Ramirez found an extra gear that Yale’s Samantha Martinelli couldn’t match to cap off a sixth-consecutive win at Drumlins Country Club for Syracuse (6-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) against Yale (3-5), 6-0, on Sunday afternoon.“She played extremely well in those last three games that I watched,” head coach Younes Limam said.When lineups were initially released, Ramirez was scheduled to play at second singles behind Gabriela Knutson. However, Limam decided after SU won the doubles point that Knutson would sit out the singles competition. Knutson has been dealing with a right shoulder injury, but Limam said she is “100 percent available.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLimam’s decision forced the entire ladder to slide up one spot, leaving Ramirez on the top rung.Playing against an aggressive baseline opponent, Ramirez forced numerous errors in the opening set before Martinelli stepped up her game. The SU sophomore relied heavily on her forehand to move her opponent around as she won the final five games of the opening set.Martinelli worked her way back into the match and forced a readjustment from Ramirez. Relying on her huge forehand to generate points, Martinelli hit winners from all over the court.“(Martinelli) played very well, especially in the second set,” Ramirez said. “She was very aggressive, she was moving me around a lot, she made a lot of shots.”Martinelli frequently ran to the left corner of the court to maximize the number of forehands she hit. The same shots that missed in the first set started painting the lines. Instead of going shot for shot with Martinelli, Ramirez added a little more guile, changing her approach to throw off her opponent’s rhythm.“She figured me out a little and got used to the balls I was hitting to her,” Ramirez said. “I started playing with more spin, make her move, and get the ball out of her contact point.”Players who play with big power rely on rhythm and timing to keep shots in, and the subtle changes Ramirez made were effective. By adding spin, dictating with her forehand and being patient, Ramirez grabbed the opening two games of the second set before hitting yet another rough patch. Martinelli refused to go away, and Ramirez again saw her lead evaporate.At 3-3 in the third set, Ramirez took her game up a level.“I think the last three games of the match were the best ones for me, my best tennis of the day,” Ramirez said.She pounded back-to-back backhand winners up the line to hold serve, letting out a huge “come on” after each winner. To break Martinelli’s serve, she stepped into the baseline to take advantage of Yale’s top singles player’s second serve. By taking the return early, Ramirez was able to get Martinelli on the defensive from the first ball of the rally.On break point, it was Ramirez’s attacking return that forced an error from the other side of the net. Finally, Ramirez generated the separation that allowed her to serve out the match.Ramirez hit all but one of her first serves in the court during her final service game to close out the match. On match point, Ramirez watched as Martinelli’s forehand floated beyond the baseline, clinching the sixth and final point of the afternoon for SU. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2018 at 3:35 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edulast_img read more

British Airways supports Caribbean Tourism Recovery

first_imgCHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy (right) thanks Marc James, British Airways’ Key Partnership Manager (UK and Ireland), and a member of the airline’s cabin crew at World Travel Market in London this week. A generous contribution by British Airways to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was gratefully received by its president, Karolin Troubetzkoy last week.£25,000 handshakeSpeaking at World Travel Market in London, where the check was presented on behalf of British Airways and British Airways Holidays, Troubetzkoy warmly thanked the airline’s representatives: “This is not just a handshake, this is a £25,000 handshake! On behalf of our Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, we are extremely grateful!.”Also contributes to Caribbean Tourism OrganizationIn addition to the contribution to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund of CHTA, which represents private sector tourism companies, Troubetzkoy noted the British airline also presented an additional £25,000 to the intergovernmental Caribbean Tourism Organization for its fund.The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund unites the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry with the noted Tourism Cares organization, which has helped to lead private sector relief efforts globally following crises. The fund invites tourism industry stakeholders and global allies to pool their resources in support of vulnerable areas of the Caribbean.It focuses on islands directly affected by the hurricanes, complementing relief efforts and empowering the tourism sector to combine and leverage resources to help the region bounce back better than before.Tax deductible donationsDonations are tax deductible where applicable and can also be made directly online at or by check payable to Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund c/o Tourism Cares, 20 Vernon St., Norwood, MA 02062, USA or by donating securitiesFor more on tourism recovery funds, click the link: JHTA establishes charity fund for devastated islandslast_img read more

LV BET appoints Marcin Jablonski as commercial lead

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance August 17, 2020 LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return July 17, 2020 Share Share Submit Marcin Jablonski – LV BETMalta-licensed online betting group LV BET has moved to strengthen its business development capacity confirming the appointment of Marcin Jablonski as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).A seasoned industry executive in marketing, player acquisition and commercial development Jablonski joins LV BET leadership from Maltese online casino operator Twin Gaming, where he served as Chief Brand Officer and strategy lead for the flagship Twin Casino brand.Jablonski takes charge of LV BET commercial development, as the operator seeks to expand its presence within multiple regulated markets, increasing its coverage and services beyond its home market of Poland.“I have been following LV BET for some time now and I am impressed how, within a relatively short time, the company has managed to secure its position in highly competitive markets,” Jablonski says.“At the same time, I also see the great potential and major development opportunities on the product side. There are exciting times ahead and I relish the opportunity to be part of LV BET’s continued success.”Purusing its growth mandate, this May, LV BET was confirmed as the Official Betting Partner of the Vanarama National League, the fifth tier of English football, through to the end of the 2019-20 season, with the betting group further sponsoring the Vanarama National League South and Vanarama National League North divisions.Confirming the appointment LV BET Chief Executive, Adrian Sidowski states: “Getting Marcin Jablonski on board matches perfectly with LV BET’s global offensive.“It is a great continuation of our latest sponsorship strategy. Using sports terminology, it’s not a big secret that Marcin has been a hot name on the transfer market and I am very happy he selected LV BET as a project that is close to his vision and goals.“With Marcin on the management team, we are also further strengthening our product focus, which is fantastic both for us and our customers.”last_img read more