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first_imgTopics : Claycourt master Rafa Nadal passed his first real test of this year’s French Open with a 7-6(4) 6-4 6-1 victory against Italian rising star Jannik Sinner as his quest for a record-breaking 13th title gathered momentum on Tuesday.The Spaniard, also looking to match Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, was stretched like rarely before by the 19-year-old Sinner as he set up a clash with Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who beat him in the Italian Open quarter-finals last month.The 34-year-old Nadal’s 97 previous victories at Roland Garros made the difference in the key moments with the Spaniard rallying from a break down in the first two sets.Sinner, the first French Open debutant to reach the last eight since Nadal in 2005, confirmed his immense potential but lacked just a bit of composure when it mattered.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal scouting former Gunner Glen Kamara with view to transfer Arsenal scouts have watched Kamara in action six times this season (Picture: Getty)Arteta will want a replacement for Xhaka and has also asked for two centre-backs with mounting concerns about the current crop of Arsenal defenders.An apparent serious injury to Calum Chambers has increased Arsenal’s need for defensive reinforcements and the Londoners have been linked with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.MORE: Arsenal won’t sanction Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer in JanuaryMORE: Arsene Wenger rates Liverpool’s chances of repeating Arsenal’s Invincibles season Coral BarryTuesday 31 Dec 2019 8:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Kamara was released by Arsenal in 2017 (Picture: Getty)Rangers paid just £50,000 for Kamara and is considered one of the best defensive midfielders in the Scottish Premiership.AdvertisementAdvertisementMikel Arteta is eager to rejuvenate Arsenal and it appears a return to the club for Kamara is on the cards.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityKamara would have impressed Arsenal scouts in his last game, as Rangers secured a vital away win against Celtic in the league.Arsenal are expected to do some business in January, especially if they lose Granit Xhaka to Hertha Berlin.The midfielder is desperate to leave Arsenal and his agent made a public plea to the club to allow his player to join Hertha Berlin in January. Advertisementcenter_img Comment Kamara has rebuilt his career in Scotland (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are weighing up a transfer move for former Gunner and current Rangers star Glen Kamara, according to reports.Arsene Wenger released Kamara in 2017 after he managed just one senior appearances for Arsenal.Kamara joined Scottish side Dundee before earning a move to Rangers in 2019, where he has flourished under Steven Gerrard.And the 24-year-old’s performances for Rangers has caught the attention of his former employers, with the Daily Mail claiming Arsenal scouts have watched Kamara in action in his last six appearances.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Guaita was called into action as early as the sixth minute to save from Sergio Canales before the Getafe custodian did well to push behind Carlos Vela’s deflected shot. Sociedad winger Bruma then spurned arguably the best chance of the first half, t he Portugal Under-21 international curling just wide after racing from inside his own half. Getafe, in reply, only threatened periodically in the opening period but they could have gone ahead in the 20th minute with Alvaro Vazquez failing to make the most of a one-on-one with Geronimo Rulli. Vazquez should have done much better with that, but Sarabia showed him how it should be done in the 46th minute to put Getafe ahead. Juan Rodriguez swung over a right-wing cross to the near post where Sarabia got ahead of both his marker and Rulli to send a glancing header into the roof of the net. With Getafe only having lost once in their last six home matches – that against Barcelona – while also keeping four clean sheets, Sociedad fans might have feared the worst following that goal. However, the San Sebastian side battled back and only a brilliant save from Guaita prevented Agirretxe from netting an immediate equaliser. Agirretxe was not to be denied in the 67th minute as Sociedad did draw level, although Getafe were incensed the goal was not ruled out. Reyes was comfortably beyond the last home defender on the edge of the six-yard box when his team-mate Jonathas headed the ball goalwards and, although Reyes moved aside to let the ball go past him for Agirretxe to finish at the far post, the Getafe players clearly felt he was interfering with play. The goal stood, however, and Sociedad almost added salt to Getafe’s wounds by snatching a winner through Jonathas, whose diving header was superbly saved by Guaita. Press Association Getafe looked set to continue their impressive home form when Pablo Sarabia struck at the start of the second half, but Agirretxe’s leveller ensured the spoils were shared as Sociedad made it seven points in four games since Eusebio Sacristan replaced David Moyes as coach. The home side were furious Agirretxe’s goal was allowed to stand, with Sociedad defender Diego Reyes clearly standing in an offside position in front of goal, but they can have few complaints about the end result with Vicente Guaita much the busier of the two goalkeepers. center_img Imanol Agirretxe’s controversial second-half equaliser earned Real Sociedad a 1-1 draw from their trip to Getafe on Friday night.last_img read more

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first_imgMartin Benson, a senior majoring in fine arts, is critiqued by one of the head judges during Wednesday’s Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. Trousdale Parkway was lined with students competing for prizes in the arts, humanities and sciences.Mannat Saini | Daily Trojanlast_img

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not surprised by Cricket Australia’s (CA) claim that its emerging players are being targeted by corrupt foreign bookmakers via social media.CA’s Head of Integrity Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of squads for the national team and Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Pietersen, the former England international who is in Australia to play for Melbourne Stars in the BBL, said that he had never been subjected to such an approach during his career, but added: “Are we going to stop it? I don’t think we’re going to.“Whenever there’s television the reality is it’s going to be there. But I think Cricket Australia does as good a job as any nation around the world in trying to combat it. They talk about how approaches are made – everything that goes on with it.“So, if you are one of those players that gets approached and you make the stupid decision to go down the wrong avenue then you’ve just got to belt them away from cricket. It really irritates me, it annoys me. I practice as hard as I can … and I’ve got expectation to perform on my shoulders.” Share David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Better the devil you know… May 1, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling March 27, 2020last_img read more

first_imgShare AffiliateINSIDER supports BetShah affiliate programme launch August 13, 2019 AffiliateINSIDER to host Betting on Sports webinar, Reality 2019: Survival of the Fittest August 12, 2019 StumbleUpon Related Articles AffiliateFEST debuts at the ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#BOSCON2018), with technology disruption and its impact on the future framework of affiliate marketing, placed at the forefront of the agenda.SBC speaks to Affiliate Insider founder Lee-Ann Johnstone, gaining a detailed breakdown on this year’s must-attend event for industry publishers, who face new consumer, regulatory and technology-driven demands___________________SBC: AffiliateFEST is taking place alongside @ BOSCON2018, what debates, dynamics and contexts are shaping the sector’s affiliate marketing scene? Lee-Ann Johnstone: The focus for this year’s AffiliateFEST event is centred around digital disruption and futurology of affiliate marketing as a digital medium. The advent of blockchain, crypto and influencer marketing is a key topic for this year’s event. To remain competitive affiliates must be able to visualise the future of digital marketing and understand how this disruption will impact their businesses. Our aim is to bring in expert speakers to the conference who can teach not only the latest digital insights but offer mentoring and advice as well.  Affiliate Marketing is a complex business and is changing daily as regulation, advertising and data improve our ability to target, market and engage audiences.  This is why Affiliate Insider focuses not just on affiliate marketing but also on skills development and providing expert insights for iGaming businesses to prosper and keep ahead of the competitive marketplace as it continues to grow.SBC: You have placed a high emphasis, on detailing new technology disciplines and impacts on sector marketing (AI, Blockchain, Voice search, etc). Can you detail these for SBC readers? LAJ: Artificial Intelligence is being adopted by many organisations to improve their digital practices. We are seeing loads of new technologies come to market that can process data faster, more accurately and provide insights to affiliates and operators alike on where and how to engage their target audiences online. Search as discipline is also evolving because of AI, voice search methodology and blockchain are changing the way we search for information and how fast we can process data and payments to ensure accurate business metrics , and this is interesting for affiliates because of the way that tracking currently functions and the time delays experienced with payments for business sent to operators throughout the month. Transparency is key for our industry and these applications are helping to bring it to the fore, therefore, understanding how it is being adopted and its practical use is imperative for businesses that want to grow.SBC: We have come from a period of high marketing concentration following World Cup Russia 2018. Did any advertising practices catch your eye?Whilst I can’t recall anything in particular during the period that stood out for me, what I can say is that I have seen affiliates become much more savvy in their content marketing techniques. At the last Affiliate Insider Sports Betting Bootcamp, we heard how content marketing is forming a much bigger part of the affiliate channel for niche audience targeting and also for brand building attributes which previously were not a focal point. Now that the industry is regulating and affiliate sites are being bought and sold at a rapid pace it’s no wonder affiliate entrepreneurs are looking to differentiate themselves and their marketing techniques. Community-driven offers and tipping services are making use of these content streams to target and engage niche audiences outside of the main subject heading of just being explanatory around popular sports. SBC: In 2017 & 2018, industry affiliate marketing has seen mass consolidation, creating expanding multi-market networks. As a stakeholder do you believe that affiliate marketing may become somewhat conservative and risk-averse… is this a somewhat a concern? LAJ: Categorically I can say that the affiliate channel will continue to evolve and grow. One thing about this industry is that it is at the forefront of digital disruption, affiliates are some of the most entrepreneurial people I’ve ever worked with. They think outside the box, they see the market in a different angle to operators and they are highly in tune with customers so brands that embrace and engage this channel to develop deeper more symbiotic relationships with affiliates will be the ones that leverage the commercial growth they can provide. I can see that with improved data and tracking commercial relationships have to change to build longevity and value and this is where I think it will be quite interesting in days to come. Nobody wants a monopoly on traffic and everyone wants to spread their risk, which is exactly why Affiliate Insider exists. We are investing in an  “all in”approach to help smaller affiliates grow, get better connected at the early stage of their business lifecycle and access experienced mentoring and expert support. Operators who partner with us will see the value in this collaboration and benefit from the relationships we build across all our programmes in the future. SBC: Furthermore, as industry stakeholders, affiliates have been urged to be socially responsive. How are they undertaking this challenge, and are they being supported by operators?LAJ: Affiliates that want to be in business 18 months from now are taking this very seriously. Regulation is forcing the issue, but also good business practice is now an expectation from within this industry as it’s matured. More often than not now I see affiliates updating terms, improving email communications, following CAP guides and operators have taken a large leap forward to help them with this. Companies like rightlander.net and wag.io are developing technologies to help operators police and manage this at scale. We all have to be responsible to ensure the industry continues to grow and provide value. I think this is crystal clear on all sides and people are moving towards enforcing it internally and externally as well. SBC: Finally, what do you want delegates to take-away from AffiliateFEST in 2018?LAJ: I want affiliates to understand that we are here to help their businesses grow, get them connected to brands that have a vested interest in growing this channel and their relationships in it and for suppliers to find a forum and audience to market their business services to. I want affiliates to take away the expertise that we bring to the conference and use it in their businesses to grow their revenue, to meet new operators who are keen to do long term transparent business and for operators to find new relationships they can nurture and grow.We have the best of the best in our speaker line up and each event is different and topical to the local environment. We cover all vertical and have a wide range of experts in their field of digital expertise teach their discipline. You won’t find fluffy case studies as all the content we share is highly curated to meet the audience needs. Best of all, we pull this together absolutely FOR FREE for all iGaming affiliates to attend. Without forward thinking sponsors like Buffalo Partners, VBet and Intertops possible, so the more we can promote the value of our AffiliateFEST content and provide skills development in our community, the better for all.______________________Lee-Ann Johnstone – Founder – Affiliate Insider Submit Marathonbet affiliate program gets AffiliateINSIDER management boost June 27, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgWard, who played the final few innings of Tuesday’s game in left, got the start in the position on Wednesday, with Justin Upton and Mike Trout both nursing injuries. Ward easily handled all the routine plays in eight innings, before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.Ward, the Angels’ first-round pick in 2015, has been on the move for two reasons. The Angels weren’t satisfied with his defense or offense when he was behind the plate, so last year they moved him to third, feeling that he may also hit better once relieved of the physical and mental toll of catching.“Offensively, not catching opened up the floodgates,” Ward said.Ward, 25, responded with a breakthrough season in 2018, hitting .349 with a .977 OPS between Double-A and Triple-A. That earned him a trip to the majors last August.In the big leagues, though, Ward had trouble on both sides of the ball. He hit .178 in 40 big league games last year. This spring he also made six errors at third, and two more in just 25 innings at third in the majors in April. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ANAHEIM — Taylor Ward keeps moving further away from the plate defensively while the Angels wait for him to unlock his potential at the plate offensively.Ward was in the lineup in left field on Wednesday night, his first major league start in the outfield.After being drafted as a catcher and moving to third base last year, Ward was moved to left field this year.“Outfield is very comfortable,” Ward said on Wednesday. “The infield for me is not as comfortable. For that reason, I’m really excited to have the opportunity out there.” Major league pitchers are much better at commanding the top of the zone, which is where they’ve gone increasingly to combat hitters looking to launch balls in the bottom of the zone.“I think last year at the end of the year when he was here, he was kind of really swinging uphill at the ball,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “He’s worked at that to lessen the steepness of that swing. He had an outstanding year at Salt Lake obviously. We’re hoping the results here will be better as well. We’ll see.”Ward hit .306 with 27 homers and a 1.011 OPS this year at Salt Lake, which he said was the result of a better approach to balls up in the zone.“I wasn’t able to do it the way I wanted in the spring or even early in Triple-A, but over the course of the year, I’m a lot smarter,” he said. “I know myself better.” After trying Ward at first base early in the Triple-A season this season, they moved him to the outfield. He played almost exclusively in the outfield over the final four months.“At third base, you are locked in and reacting to a ball that’s on you in a second,” Ward said. “In the outfield, you are still locked in, but your first move doesn’t have to be as perfect. That takes a little off your mind.”Ward’s issues at the plate were more than simply being distracted by his defense, though.Part of Ward’s swing retooling from 2017 to 2018 involved him increasing his launch angle. However, he did it in a way that worked in the minors, but not the majors.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more