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The Latest: Gossett becomes 4th Browns player to opt out

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has opted out of the 2020 season, becoming the fourth player on the team — and third offensive lineman — to decide not play because of the coronavirus pandemic. August 5, 2020 The Latest: Gossett becomes 4th Browns player to opt out Associated Press center_img Gossett qualifies for the high-risk opt-out agreed to by the NFLPA and will receive a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season.He is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes. The team also will be without offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice squad late last season. His loss will hurt Cleveland’s depth and likely force general manager Andrew Berry to look for free agents.The deadline for players opting out is Thursday at 4 p.m.___ More AP sports: and read more

All systems in place for GOBSA Independence Track & Field Meet this weekend

first_imgClubs and their number of registered athletes:Guyana Police Force (74), Hopetown Flames of West Berbice (24), New Amsterdam (12), Running Brave (58), Ruralites (9), Super Upcoming Runners (19), Titans United of East Bank (3), University of Guyana (13) and Upper Demerara Schools (23).Action will start at 10:00hrs both days. … 270 athletes to participateAT least 270 athletes are set to compete on the track and in the field this weekend at the National Track and Field Centre (NTFC), Leonora, West Coast Demerara, when the Guyana Overseas-Based Sports Association (GOBSA) runs off its fourth Annual Independence Track and Field Meet.The meet will see high quality competition on tomorrow and Sunday with 273 athletes already registered from as young as the U-10 age group.Speaking at the pre-competition press conference yesterday at the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) head office, president Aubrey Huston opined that the sheer number of registered athletes would make for enthralling competition.David Thomas, GOBSA president, also noted that the meet will ideally serve in helping to identify young talent as Guyana prepares to host the 2021 CARIFTA Games.Meanwhile vice-president Gordon Lewis had high praises for Anisha Gibbons, Guyana’s first U-17 javelin female gold medallist at the recent CARIFTA Games.Gibbons was the recipient of two female javelins, courtesy of former national thrower Patrick Harding, in conjunction with GOBSA.This is the first time the 14-year-old will be able to train with the right javelin as she continues her journey as a national athlete.Andrew Forester Lumber, Banks DIH Limited, National Sports Commission and Guyana Community of Service are the notable sponsors.last_img read more

Syracuse battles back from early mistakes to take 17-13 halftime lead over Temple

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PHILADELPHIA – Syracuse recovered from some early miscues to take a 17-13 lead over Temple at halftime at Lincoln Financial Field.Temple scored on its first drive of the game, as the Owls drove from its own 27-yard line down to Syracuse’s 30. A 47-yard field goal by Brandon McManus that went straight through the uprights gave Temple the early lead.Syracuse then started at its own 26, and running back Jerome Smith powered his way through the Owls’ defense to gain 21 yards on two plays. Quarterback Ryan Nassib then found Alec Lemon for a 23-yard pass, and the Orange was in prime position to score on its first drive.But those ugly turnovers that plagued SU early in the season returned quickly Friday.Prince-Tyson Gulley ran up the middle for a gain of close to 10 yards, but fumbled the ball and Temple recovered.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse got the ball back four plays later as cornerback Brandon Reddish stripped the ball from Owls wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick. But on the Orange’s ensuing drive, wide receiver Marcus Sales coughed up the ball to kill another possession.Temple then scored on its following possession on a 12-yard pass by Clinton “Juice” Granger to wide receiver John Christopher. After the extra point, the Owls took a 10-0 lead.Syracuse answered right back on its next possession. Nassib connected with Marcus Sales for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Sales caught the ball with his back to the end zone, and fell down as he secured it. Officials reviewed the play but the ruling stood and Syracuse pulled to within three to make it 10-7.The Orange scored again with 9:11 left in the half. Syracuse used its running game to drive down to the Temple 18, and Adonis Ameen-Moore ran through a wide-open hole on the right side for a touchdown run to give the Orange the lead. After the extra point, SU went up 14-10 and the momentum shifted to its favor.Temple then used its passing attack to drive up the field on its ensuing possession. A 23-yard pass from Granger to Christopher brought the Owls down to Syracuse’s 5, but the Orange’s defense became stout and wouldn’t let Temple punch the ball into the end zone.A great stop by linebacker Marquis Spruill on Temple running back Kenneth Harper forced the Owls to have to settle for a field goal, making the score 14-13 Syracuse.Syracuse went three-and-out on its next possession, but Montel Harris dropped the ensuing punt and the Orange recovered to start its drive at its own 47. Red-zone struggles returned, though, as the Orange failed to get into the end zone from Temple’s 15.Syracuse settled for a 26-yard field goal from Ross Krautman to take a 17-13 lead into the half. Comments Published on November 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

E-cigarettes will face increased regulations

first_imgAfter Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs a measure passed by the Los Angeles City Council, students on campus will no longer be able to smoke electronic cigarettes indoors.According to the Washington Post, smoking decreased by 42 percent for women and 25 percent for men between 1980 and 2012. Former and non-smokers alike, however, have found solace in e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that simulate smoking and have been promoted by e-cigarette companies as a safer alternative to other tobacco products.The industry suffered a blow on Tuesday when City Council officials voted to treat e-cigarettes like regular cigarettes — essentially banning their use in parks, restaurants, nightclubs and most workplaces.Students on campus have been split on the issue, with many questioning a lack of scientific data warranting such a ban.“I don’t see a good reason as to why this would be banned from public areas and indoor spaces,” said Timmy Kang, a senior majoring in occupational therapy. “Honestly, there needs to be more research done on the side effects of both vaping and inhaling the secondhand smoke generated by e-cigarettes.”The use of e-cigarettes is known as “vaping” as the devices emit water vapor rather than the smoke of traditional tobacco products.Los Angeles is joining a growing number of cities and states that treat e-cigarettes the same as cigarettes. The District of Columbia and five states already include e-cigarettes in their      anti-smoking bans, and New York City and Chicago have also recently moved to do the same.A common argument against smoking cigarettes in public spaces is secondhand smoke, an issue that has students divided on the effects of e-cigarettes vapor.“I think [the ban] is kind of stupid, because if it doesn’t cause secondhand smoke issues then there’s no point in banning it in indoor places,” said Joo Lee, a freshman majoring in human biology. “Without solid research, there is really no reason to ban it.”The practice of using e-cigarettes has gained recent popularity amongst many young adults in past years. Some students, however, are welcoming the ban.“I think that this ban is justified,” said Jay Won, a freshman majoring in business administration. “Even though we don’t know if the secondhand smoke is really as bad as the secondhand smoke from regular cigarettes because of a lack of research, the act of smoking an e-cigarette generates a perception amongst younger kids that it’s socially acceptable.”This is exactly what many health professionals are worried           about — the destigmatization of the act of smoking.“We don’t want to risk e-cigarettes undermining a half-century of successful tobacco control,” Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Jonathan Fielding told the Los Angeles Times.Irene Kim, an undecided freshman, believes e-cigarettes might bring cigarettes back into vogue.“Vaping has really gained popularity amongst middle and high school kids, and I don’t think it’s good to foster a new generation of smokers,” Kim said.The new ordinance is expected to be implemented in the coming weeks and will be banned from most indoor spaces, except for vaping lounges. Fines will range from $100 to $500.“We don’t want more people to become addicted to smoking,” said Philip Ahn, a freshman majoring in history. “Even though there may be those who use it to stop a bad smoking habit, there have to be some who become addicted to smoking because of e-cigarettes.”last_img read more

For Syracuse football to be relevant, it’ll have to play teams that are actually up to its level

first_imgTwo things don’t add up: Syracuse’s vision to become a big-time football program and its early season schedule.To step toward bowl eligibility, and its first winning record since 2013, Syracuse needs to look no further than its own schedule. Playing schools in the Football Championship Series — the league below Syracuse, which is in the Football Bowl Subdivision — will do nothing to help Syracuse (1-0) climb up from the bottom of the ACC, let alone anywhere near where the program was in the 1990s or before that.Friday night provided another example that Power 5 schools like Syracuse have no business playing fledgling FCS programs like Central Connecticut State. There are many reasons why.First, players are at an added injury risk with little reward. Just ask redshirt junior defensive back/punt returner Antwan Cordy, who missed most of 2016 due to injury, then exited Friday’s game in the first quarter with an apparent right leg injury sustained while making a tackle. His status is now unclear.Second, attendance is mediocre at best. That contradicts one of SU’s biggest goals: putting people in seats. A generous estimate of 30,274, including players and employees, attended the 2017 season opener, the lowest Carrier Dome attendance since Oct. 24, 2015 and the fifth-lowest home-opener attendance in the history of the Dome, which opened 37 years ago.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMeanwhile, the last time Syracuse hosted another Power 5 nonconference opponent, Louisiana State in 2015, 43,101 fans showed up. That was the most-attended game since October 2014, when No. 1 Florida State and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston visited the Carrier Dome. Better teams attract more fans.Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerThird, games against FCS teams are often over by halftime. Fans file for the exits before the third quarter begins. With fewer fans at the venue in the second half, SU loses out on potential concessions and merchandise revenue.Though Syracuse may insist there are other reasons to play those games beyond business, the heart of the matter is that FBS schools welcome FCS schools to campus for the home game and likely win.Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said this week that he believes Power 5-FCS matchups should continue. SU’s second-year head coach noted that FCS teams are often paid several hundred thousand dollars to play big-time FBS teams, a boost to any athletic department’s budget. There’s also the possibility of upsets. Babers cited Appalachian State’s 2007 upset at No. 5 Michigan, as well as Howard’s (FCS) 43-40 upset of UNLV on Sept. 2. That was Howard’s first win over an FBS opponent in program history.“Anytime you see one of those David versus Goliath stories,” Babers said, “that’s the main reason why you should have those games.”Yet those are rare. From 1978 to 2013, FBS schools had a record of 2,028-423-17 (.824) against FCS schools, according to Since 2016, the Big Ten conference has forbid its programs from scheduling games against FCS competition and advised schools to play Power 5 opponents only.Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerTo its credit, Syracuse has slightly stiffened its nonconference schedule in the years to come. Director of Athletics John Wildhack has said that a priority is upgrading the football program. SU took a few steps forward when it announced it will open the 2018 season at Western Michigan, an FBS school. The Orange also scheduled games with Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Army, which will fulfill a conference-wide mandate to schedule one Power 5 opponent out of conference each year.Then SU took steps backward in announcing it will open the 2019 season at Liberty (FCS) and host Wagner (FCS) the year prior. The last time SU faced Wagner, in 2013, SU won 54-0.“This series makes sense for many reasons,” Wildhack said in a statement when the Liberty game was announced. “It’s an opportunity to play in an area that’s important to our recruiting and it’s within driving distance of one of our largest alumni centers (Washington, D.C.).”“This game fits with our philosophy of putting together a schedule which collectively balances our non-conference opponents and ACC opponents,” he said in statement regarding the Wagner game.In both statements, Wildhack did not address competition. Rather than focusing on playing in recruiting areas or near alumni centers and rather than highlighting balance of the schedule, SU should play teams of its caliber or better to grow as a football team. That is the growth that could help it become more competitive.Syracuse has outscored its last three season-opening opponents, all FCS, 130-14. That will boost everyone’s stat line. What it won’t do is prepare SU for what really matters: a brutal ACC schedule.Looking back to Friday, it’s unclear which is worse: a game decided by halftime or the fact that SU is on the same field as lower-tier programs in the first place.Matthew Gutierrez is an assistant sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at and on Twitter @Matthewgut21. Comments Published on September 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After an eight-day hiatus, Syracuse (13-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) returns to the hardwood Wednesday at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome for a matchup with Boston College (13-7, 3-4). The Eagles went 10-62 in ACC play over the previous four seasons entering 2017-18, yet they have already won three games in conference play. That includes wins against then-No.1 Duke, Florida State and Wake Forest.The Orange, meanwhile, will look to build on its first win since New Year’s Eve, a home victory over Pittsburgh last week. Here’s what you need to know about Boston College for Wednesday night’s matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 46-25Last time they played: Two weeks after getting lit up for 96 points at Conte Forum, Syracuse secured a 23-point home victory over BC. Tyus Battle led all scorers with 21 points to go along with two assists and a trio of steals. Frank Howard scored four points in 16 minutes of action, while BC’s guards Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman were held to only 12 points.The Boston College report: Boston College gets 34 percent of its total scoring on 3-pointers, the second highest rate in the conference. That likely prompted SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s comment Monday afternoon on the ACC teleconference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t think anybody shoots the ball from the 3-point line better than this team,” he said. “They’re extremely good from the 3-point line.”The Eagles don’t boost the most eye-opening offensive lineup, especially thanks to the season-ending injury of stretch-forward Teddy Hawkins. What they do have is a dynamic backcourt that can spread the floor and will stretch SU’s zone. That backcourt powered the Eagles to a near-upset over Virginia and a big-time win over then-No. 1 Duke back in December in Chestnut Hill. Bowman dropped 30 points, Robinson 24 and Jordan Chatman had 22.Boston College is best when it scores 80 plus points. The team is 9-0 when it reaches the 80-point barrier, including its Duke win, when the Eagles scored 89 points against Mike Krzyzewski’s defense.How Syracuse beats Boston College: BC will have a rough time if its shooters get cold. Rushed, errant and forced 3-point shots could turn into a bevy of rebounds and offensive production at the other end for SU. A low-scoring defensive bout would be a way Syracuse wins.The Orange has not been flawless in its guard defense, letting one or two guys get loose around the perimeter. Shoring up that area would force BC to try to match up inside a bit, something the Eagles would not prefer.Stat to know: 20On Sunday at Louisville, the Eagles cut an 18-point deficit with 3:57 to play to a two-point game with 33 seconds to play by scoring 20 points in the final four minutes. While BC lost 77-69, it is clear the BC offense can generate points quickly via the 3-pointer and in transition — two areas SU will look to slow down Wednesday night.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 71 percent chance to win the game and predicts a 67-61 Syracuse victory.Player to watch: Jerome Robinson, guard, No. 1The 6-foot-6 junior has scored at least 19 points in six of BC’s seven ACC games. He averaged 18.7 points per game last season, then spent seven weeks in California at Integrity Hoops, an offseason personal development program for college, NBA G-League and NBA players. He can facilitate between both guard spots. He’s been effective this season in catch-and-shoot opportunities, while creating for himself off frequent pick-and-roll scenarios. Comments Published on January 23, 2018 at 10:18 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE takes charge of RGSB governance

first_img Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Bill Moyes – UKGCThe UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE as new Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB).Dr van der Gaag will succeed Sir Christopher Kelly, who is set to finish his leadership tenure of the RGSB on March 2019.An experienced executive in regulatory policy development for health and social care, Dr van der Gaag is the current Visiting Professor for Ethics & Regulation at the University of Surrey.As new RGSB Chair, Dr van der Gaag will lead R&D, knowledge, treatment and insight structures for supporting the UKGC and gambling-related harm stakeholders.Backing the appointment, Bill Moyes, UKGC Chair said: “It is with pleasure that we announce Dr Anna van der Gaag as the new Chair of RGSB. She brings with her a wealth of experience in health, social care and the prevention of harm that will be an asset in advising on how to implement the next National Strategy, which will launch in April 2019 and on which we will shortly be consulting.”The former Chair of the Health and Care Professions Council, Dr van der Gaag is a current non-executive director for Health Education England.  Furthermore, she is a founding member of health and social workers advice forum – the Q Community.  In 2015, Dr van der Gaag was awarded a CBE for services to health and social care recognising a 30-year career supporting vital public services.Dr Anna van der Gaag, speaking about her appointment said: “Gambling-related harms are increasingly recognised as a public health issue requiring robust collective action. I am thrilled by this opportunity to join a team with such a passionate commitment to understanding and reducing harms and raising awareness of the personal and societal costs that can arise from gambling activities.”last_img read more

UEFA Europa League: Chelsea through to final after penalty shootout win

first_imgEden Hazard scored the winning penalty as Chelsea edged past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up an all-English Europa League final against Arsenal.Hazard, who could have played his final game for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, converted after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved from both Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia.With the score 1-1 after the first leg, Chelsea took lead in the second when Ruben Loftus-Cheek coolly stroked into the far corner in the 28th minute, but the night was far from straight-forward.Frankfurt levelled the tie four minutes after half-time when Luka Jovic slotted past Arrizabalaga after being played in by Mijat Gacinovic.Jovic’s goal punished Chelsea for a sloppy start to the second half and the Blues continued to be wasteful as Stamford Bridge became increasingly restless.In extra-time the Germans twice had efforts cleared off the line with David Luiz first denying Sebastian Haller and then Davide Zappacosta clearing Haller again at a corner.Chelsea thought they had won it late in extra-time but Cesar Azpilicueta, who later missed first in the penalty shootout, had a goal ruled out when the referee deemed he had bundled the ball out of Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp’s hands. Chelsea will now meet Arsenal in the final in Baku on 29 May and the result means both the Champions League and Europa League final will be played between English clubs this season – the first time all four finalists in Europe’s top two competitions have come from one nation. Source: BBClast_img read more

Rick Pitino leaves coaching job in Greece to pursue NBA role

first_imgRick Pitino is ready to leave Greece to pursue a job in the NBA. The Hall of Fame coach announced on Twitter that he will not return to Panathinaikos after leading the team to a Greek League championship.  “This past year has been incredible,” Pitino wrote, in part. “I’d like to thank all of the PAO players and their terrific efforts. Thanks to my staff for their loyalty and dedication. … I will miss you all greatly but I am returning home and looking forward to the next chapter in my life.”— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) June 21, 2019What will the “next chapter” look like for Pitino?He told ESPN on Friday he wants pursue a full-time job in the NBA — whether that be a coaching position, a player personnel job or an advisory role.”I just want to be a part of an organization,” Pitino said last October. “I want to develop young players. I want to be part of a team. I miss it terribly. I’m using this time to really study the NBA. If something opens up with a young basketball team, I’d have deep interest in it.”I think the league is going to get younger and player development will become even more important to every organization. That’s my forte. I believe I can help an organization find a pathway to success.” Pitino, 66, won NCAA titles at Kentucky and Louisville as he led his teams to seven Final Fours and earned conference titles in the Big East, SEC and ACC.But his tenure at Louisville ended in disgrace when he was dismissed amid the program’s alleged involvement in the college basketball recruiting scandal that was investigated by the FBI. It was the latest in a series of controversies around Pitino during his time at the school, leading to Louisville’s national title and two Final Four appearances being vacated.Pitino does already have some experience in the NBA. He was head coach of the Knicks from 1987-89 before taking over the Celtics in 1997. He resigned early into his fourth season with Boston, and never enjoyed the same success in the NBA as he did in college basketball.last_img read more

Cazin hosts the First International Chess Tournament “FRIENDS 2013”

first_imgToday in Cazin, organized by the Youth chess club “Dama” and sponsored by the Municipality of Cazin and Sports Association of Cazin, begins first international chess tournament “Friends 2013“. The tournament has invitation character, and will be played by Ševeninšk system (a system in which each player of the team plays with each player of the other team).Competitors will be divided into two teams. The aim of this organization is that talented chess players to gain experience through meetings with the elite of B&H and regional chess since in the tournament will participate one grandmaster, three inter-masters, 2 FIDE masters and three candidates for master. The tournament opening ceremony is today at 16 pm, and then will be played games of first round match. The closing ceremony of the tournament is scheduled for Sunday, 8thSeptember.The Youth chess club “Dama”, the organizer of the tournament, is the young sports collective formed seven years ago. Its members, above all sisters Topić, have achieved remarkable results in recent competitions and have been qualified for the European and World Championships in various categories.(Source: Fena)last_img read more