Ronaldo Reveals Valladolid Interest in Vinicius Jr

first_imgRio de Janeiro: Real Valladolid owner Ronaldo revealed that he is interested in securing a loan deal for teenage Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior.However the legendary Brazil striker admitted that he doesn’t expect Valladolid’s La Liga rivals and reigning European champions to accept his request.”He (Vinicius) is a great talent and Madrid are lucky to have him,” the 42-year-old former Real Madrid player told Desayunos Deportivos. “He is going to be a great player, without a doubt. I would love to have him at Valladolid. I made a request but it’s unlikely that they will make such a good player available to us.”Vinicius has made eight appearances across all competitions for Real Madrid since joining the club in July. The 18-year-old Brazilian made his first Champions League start in the team’s 0-3 loss to CSKA Moscow at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Ronaldo bought a 51 percent stake in Real Valladolid in September. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

New partnership with The Games Company aims to “offer significant value to Rank’s customers”

first_img Submit SBC Charity Boxing Championship packs a punch for Oliver’s Wish Foundation January 20, 2020 The Games Company has announced the launch of its new RGS into Rank as part of a strategic distribution deal with Bede Gaming. The new TGC RGS, powered by Black Cow Technology, allows The Games Company to deliver content quickly and easily to The Rank Group’s operators, Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino online.The first game to launch is a 5-reel Mexican themed slot Mariachi Mayhem, will be followed by a host of other slot games which will be added monthly such as the Western themed Cash Cowboy. The Rank Group’s Head of Casino and Games, Bhotesh Maheshwari commented: “We believe that our partnership with The Games Company will offer significant value to Rank’s customers.”Hans Winkelmann, Managing Director of The Games Company said: “The Games Company RGS allows us to deliver premium casino content quickly and easily to operators. We are delighted to be working with Rank and Bede and excited to be able to deliver casino content to the gaming market.”Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming added: “We are delighted to release TGC’s premium content to The Rank Group. This is exactly how it should work – easy integration to a platform so our clients’ content requests are met in a timely manner and a fast route to customers for partners.”The deal comes as part of the newly formed partnership between Bede Gaming and The Games Company, which at the time the online gaming software supplier described as a “major step towards achieving its goals.” StumbleUpon SBC’s Year In Review: September’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Share Share Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Universal employee fired for flashing controversial OK sign

first_imgA Universal employee was terminated after flashing a controversial upside-down ‘OK’ sign in a Colorado family’s photograph.The family was outraged after discovering that an Orlando employee dressed as the ‘Despicable Me’ character Gru was flashing what some believe is a white power symbol.The photo in question was taken in March, but the family did not notice it until months later while selecting images for their 6-year-old daughter with autism’s school project.Tiffiney Zinger, who is black, and her husband, Richard Zinger, who is white, then went through their smartphone photos and videos to find more evidence of what they were seeing.Shortly after, they found a 29-second clip that confirmed “their worst fears.”The photo and video in question features the couple’s two biracial children, who were six and 2-years-old at the time, at a character breakfast hosted by the Universal Loews Royal Pacific Resort.A Universal representative spoke out about the controversy Tuesday, confirming that the employee in question no works at the theme park.“We never want our guests to experience what this family did. This is not acceptable, and we are sorry, and we are taking steps to make sure nothing like this happens again, said Universal spokesperson Tom Schroder. “We can’t discuss specifics about this incident, but we can confirm that the actor no longer works here.”“We remain in contact with the family and will work with them privately to make this right,” Schroder added.The Zinger’s are reportedly planning to take legal action.last_img read more

Hunt bound for another Saskatchewan winter, earns spot with Pats

first_imgIt appears Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is going to spend another winter in Saskatchewan.The soon-to-be 16-year-old earned a roster spot with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League.Hunt, the son of Karla and Jeff Hunt Nelson, had expected to attend the weekend session before whisking his way back to B.C. in time to attend training camp of the Westside Warriors of the BCHL.However, some impressive play during camp earned the 15-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey grad a spot on the Pats.Hunt, who came to Nelson from Kimberley, two seasons ago played in Saskatchewan in Wilcox at Notre Dame.Last season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget League, Hunt finished the season scoring 19 goals and 28 assists in 40 games.The 5’10”, 181-pound forward suits up for his first WHL exhibition game Friday at home against provincial rival, Moose Jaw Warriors. Regina, entering a rebuilding phase, finished last season fifth in the East Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 22-39-7 record.WHL teams are allowed a maximum of two 16 year-old players on the roster. Each 16 year old must play in a minimum of 40 regular season games. Hunt is not the only players from the Kootenay Ice to make the WHL grade. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar decided to forgo a chance to play for Trail of the BCHL, instead heading to Prince Albert Raiders.The Raiders are coached by former Nelson Leaf skipper Bruno [email protected]last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Major Award Winners

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the winners with Team of the Week.The winners, pictured in no specific order, included, Noah Quinn winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Amran Bhabra taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.Other awards included, Ava Young winning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Tyler Bayoff the Walter Clarkson memorial, Jaden Dyck the Alf Baker award; Matthew Jones the Marc Severyn memorial; Kobe Nishida the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Brandon Jmayoff the R.C. Wright memorial; Brodie Herridge the Barry Geist trophy; Morgan Flynn of the Kootenay Wildcats taking home the Brian Naka memorial; and Matthew Brind’Amour; Daniella Hanson, the Baker Street Esso Award and Kylie Thielker the top officials and the Sarge Sammartino award.Mike Hurley won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Vince Vulcano took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Max Spielman won the Profile Photographic award while Dylan Mowery, Alex Laing, Jaden Bennett, Spencer Szabo and Denomie Fisher were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award. Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another great season on the ice with its annual award’s banquet this week at the Tenth Street Campus.Highlighting the night was the presentation of the major award winners.last_img read more

Saints, Team Price big winners at Christmas Classic Game

first_imgIn a bold move by Team Price coach Ryan Byers, he put in a “rested” Curtis Siminoff for the shootout which proved to be the difference.Siminoff stopped all three shots to lead Team Price to victory. Dave Bond came up with the clutch tying goal and shoot out winner as Team Price defeated Team Gorkoff in an epic Christmas Classic Game.However, the real winners that night were the Selkirk Saints hockey club that raised over $1000 at the event. Head of Selkirk College Athletics, Kim Verigin worked hand in hand with Christmas Classic organizer Bergen Price to put on a first class event. Price and Verigin want to thank everyone attending the event to support the Saints and the food drive. Team Price needed shootout to edge Team Gorkoff at the fourth annual Christmas Classic Hockey Game before more than 300 spectators on Boxing Day at the Castlegar Complex.The game finished tied after regulation time and overtime, requiring shootout to decide the winner.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report – Weather awful, but fishing great

first_imgIt seems like Mother Nature refuses to cooperate with some good weather.However, that didn’t stop fishermen from flocking to the lake for an exceptional month on the water as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing discusses the past month and what’s on the agenda for May in this installment of Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.April was a good month. Not for weather, but at least the fishing was pretty good. And now that May is here, hopefully we will finally get some consistent weather. We spent a lot of days on the water regardless of weather, so here’s the latest fishing report:Kootenay LakeThe water is finally warming up and the fish are getting active.  We have been experiencing some good days lately with a fair number of fish being caught.  A couple really good days with more than 15 fish coming to the boat, and a lot of days with up to 10 fish being caught.  Things should continue to get better and better as the water warms up.  Looking forward to what the rest of May and June have to offer.Kokanee season on the West arm was successful.  This year the opening has been shortened to the first two days of April, May, June, and July.   And so far, the first two openings have been good.  In fact the latest opening on May 1-2 produced limits for most boats out there.  A lot of people were finished their fishing by 7 a.m. or 8 a.m.  Also saw some big Bull Trout being caught during these periods.  Bulls up to 19 pounds have been caught lately. Kind of reminds me of the old days.  At least the West arm is still alive.Speaking of alive.  It was great to see some life around Balfour while the Kokanee fishing was happening.  More than 50 boats were out each morning and the talk on the dock was encouraging.  Hoping to see more and more people out fishing during the next few months.Duncan LakeThe Duncan has still been fishing well.  Some consistent days with 10 or more Bull Trout coming to the boat have kept people entertained.  Most of the Bulls have been between 5 – 9 pounds, but I did see an 11 pound and 13 pound caught one weekend.  A nice change of scenery and a really good fishery to try.Also, since the water has warmed up, the Kokanee fishing has become good.  Hooking 20 – 30 Kokanee in between the Bull Trout fishing makes for a busy day on the water.Fishing usually remains good up there until the water rises, which will be happening fast now.Columbia River April has always been one of my favourite months on the river.  This year, we didn’t get out as much as we were hoping due to the weather, but when we did, it was great as usual.  Had some crazy days with 20 – 30 Rainbows to the boat.  And some slower days when the cold fronts moved in.  But thats normal.Most of the Rainbows were the usual Columbia size.  Ranging from 16 – 22 inches, with a few over 24.  Pound for pound, these Rainbows are some of the strongest fighting fish I’ve caught.  Being raised in the strong currents of the big river has made for some powerful fish.This fishery is good all year round, but my favorite months are April and May for the bigger fish.  So, looking forward to the next little while on the river.  Stay tuned……What are they biting on???Kootenay Lake Rainbows have been feeding on the surface lately, so we have been running the usual gear.  Buck tail flies and some of my favorite spoons have been working best.  The magic numbers for our flies have been:  # 210, 222, 226, & 234.   And my best action on spoons have been on the Gibbs ‘Skinny G’ spoons right on the surface.  Favourite colors have been ‘the cop car’, ‘irish cream’, and ‘no bananas’.For the Bull Trout, we have been catching mostly on the down riggers.  Although the warmer water temp as of late has brought some of them to the surface as well.  On the down riggers, my favourite set-up has been:  Gibbs Highliner flasher in the ‘guide series’ Lemon lime color, along with the Delta hoochie in the green oil slick color.   Also getting a bunch on the lemon lime flasher followed by the ‘no bananas’ g-force spoon.And for the Kokanee when it was open, we were catching on anything orange.  The crocodile spoons tipped with maggots worked well and for trolling we were using the Gibbs willow leaf and a wedding band with maggots.On the Duncan, we have had most success on larger spoons on the down rigger.  G-force spoons in Irish cream, no bananas, and trap shack colors have been great.As far as the river goes, our best days have been using the fly rods.  Sinking lines with wooly buggers have been producing a few.  Although the best method lately has been using a nymph under an indicator.  Almost every back eddie we pull up to has produced a lot of fish.  So, we will continue with those methods until things change.Spin casting has also produced a few fish.  And bottom bouncing has caught a bunch of rainbow as well as some walleye.Looking forward to the next month or two on the river.Salmon Fishing 2017And last but not least, we are almost full for our salmon season coming up.  We still have about 15 days to fill, so if you’re hoping to get out Salmon & Halibut fishing this year, you still have time.Drop us a line and we can help with your summer planning.Hoping to see you on the water.Tight lines…………Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson BC 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

Hotshots prepare for worst heading into Game 2

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia could miss veteran forward Marc Pingris starting Game 2 of its best-of-seven semifinals series against NLEX and the Hotshots are already preparing for the worst.Pingris hurt his left knee at the 4:39 mark of the fourth quarter and had to be stretchered off the court. He was immediately taken to the hospital after the game.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He was grimacing in pain, but I hope it’s not going to be that bad. But if ever he is out of the series, we will really need to adjust,” said Magnolia guard PJ Simon in Filipino after scoring 20 points in 21 minutes off the bench.The Hotshots were leading, 76-73, before Pingris went down and clutched his knee as he tried to drive past the Road Warriors’ JR Quiñahan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“He’s part of the team’s core and he’s very important to us. It’s really sad but we need to move on from it. We need to prepare hard for the second game,” said Paul Lee in Filipino.The 36-year-old Pingris, who just returned this conference after being sidelined with a recurring hip injury for several months, had five points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block in 28 minutes before the leaving Game 1. Lee said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero had already talked to the other players to stay ready with Pingris likely out. Guards Justin Melton and Mark Barroca  also got hurt in Game 1.“It’s a long series but our problem right now is we’re a bit undermanned and hopefully, our players recover quickly from their injuries,” Simon said.Magnolia goes for the equalizer on Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Ugly win for Man United, uglier loss for West Ham in EPL Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Antonio Brown spews profanity at NFL on social media a week before he is to meet with the league

first_imgAntonio Brown, international man of mystery (and former Steelers, Raiders and Patriots wide receiver) will meet with the NFL next week, according to an ESPN report.If the NFL was on the ball, it would televise the event, given that the last communication between the two parties — on Thursday — was Brown’s delightfully profane missives on Twitter and Instagram.  “@nfl I’ll never play in that (expletive) treat black people the worse! Clear my name and go (expletive) your self,” he wrote in a …last_img read more

Hashim Amla named South Africa’s test cricket captain

first_img “We would like to assure him of our continued support and commitment, as we have done for previous Proteas captains.” 3 June 2014 Hashim Amla has been appointed captain of South Africa’s test cricket team, becoming the first black cricketer to hold the post permanently. He takes over from Graeme Smith, who retired earlier this year after a world record 109 matches in charge. Cricket South Africa made the appointment on Monday, naming AB de Villiers, who is captain of the Proteas’ one-day international team, as Amla’s deputy in the test team. South Africa’s first black test cricket captain was Ashwell Prince, who led the Proteas on a tour of Sri Lanka in July and August 2006 after Graeme Smith withdrew from the tour because of an injury. Highly respected throughout the cricket world, not only for his excellence as a batsman, but also for his calm demeanour, Amla becomes the fifth (permanent) South African test cricket captain since the country returned to international cricket in 1992. He follows in the footsteps of Kepler Wessels, Hansie Cronje, Shaun Pollock and Smith. Besides Prince, Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis also served as stand-in captains during that time. Leadership experience Amla previously captained the South African under-19 team and KwaZulu-Natal provincial side the Dolphins, but he chose to step down from the leadership role with the franchise to concentrate on his batting. The 31-year-old has scored 6 214 test runs at an average of 51.35, with 21 centuries and 27 fifties. He is the South African record holder for the highest score in a test innings of 311 against England in the first test at the Kennington Oval in London in July 2012. His first series in charge will in July be against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, where the Proteas will play two tests.‘An honour and a privilege’ “It is an honour and a privilege to be given this responsibility,” Amla said in a statement on Monday. “I would like to pay tribute to the leadership Graeme Smith has provided throughout my international career. This is an exciting challenge but one that I take on with positivity with our test team being in an exceptionally good space at the moment with the support of a strong core of senior players. “I have concentrated on taking my batting to the highest possible level, and now I feel I am in a position to make a contribution to South African cricket in a leadership role.”Unanimous decision Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat welcomed Amla’s appointment, which was taken with a unanimous decision by the CSA board of directors, saying: “It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Hashim on his appointment. “It is a reflection of the excellence and standing of our senior players that there was more than one quality candidate to consider for this most important leadership position. “Hashim is universally respected, both in South Africa and around the cricketing world, not only for his quality as a player, which has seen him ranked among the best batsmen in the world in both test and ODI cricket, but also for his personal qualities,” Lorgat said.center_img “He has shown his steel in playing in the key number three batting position, one which he took over from Jacques Kallis with great success. “The manner in which he has adapted his game to suit the different forms of cricket speaks volumes for his skills to react to changing circumstances.”Respected Citing the standing Amla has earned in the world of cricket through the example he has set, Lorgat added: “He has earned particular respect as a role model for his humility and his upholding of the best traditions and spirit of the game. Becoming captain is a natural progression for his outstanding career and we are indeed fortunate to have a leader of his quality. “Stability has been one of the endearing qualities he has brought to the Proteas and this is important at a time when we have had to replace several key players in [Graeme] Smith, [Jacques] Kallis and [Mark] Boucher.”Sponsors’ support The sponsors of the Proteas’ test and one-day international teams, Castle Lager, added their congratulations, with South African Breweries Sponsorship and Castle Lager General Manager Alastair Hewitt saying in a statement: “We welcome and support the decision by Cricket SA and the coaching team and congratulate Hashim Amla on his well-deserved appointment.last_img read more