Andy Ruiz hits back at Tyson Fury

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Andy Ruiz Jr has played down Tyson Fury’s remarks that the Mexican heavyweight champion was simply a “little fat guy”. The Gypsy King lashed out at Ruiz Jr after the current belt holder had defeated Anthony Joshua via a technical knockout in the seventh round of the bout at Madison Square Garden. But the 29-year-old Mexican dismissed Fury’s jibe and even admitted that he was a ‘big fan’ of the unbeaten puncher. Speaking to TMZ, Ruiz Jr said: “Tyson Fury, he wants to be relevant. He wants to be in the scene. “I like the guy too. I’m a big fan of him. I like how he is. I like his energy.” Joshua is set for a potentially career-defining rematch with Ruiz Jr in December in Saudi Arabia. And another victory for the Mexican could even see him face off against Fury. Ruiz Jr is fully focused on the clash on the dunes, but hinted at future plans to take on the outspoken fighter. He added: “I don’t want to look past Anthony Joshua. “I want to win on December 7, then maybe me and him (Fury) can get in a fight too.” Fury, however, has played down his potential opponents and believes that defeating “average boxer” Ruiz Jr would be a procession. “Hand speed doesn’t just cut it. There’s a lot of heavyweights who have hand speed,” Fury explained to ESPN. “I can beat him with one hand tied behind my back. And even if they want me to stay against the ropes I’d still beat him out there. “All these guys are bums compared to me.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaMadison Square GardenThe Gypsy KingTyson Furylast_img read more

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Moyes grateful for fans’ reaction

first_imgDeparting Everton manager David Moyes admits if he was a Toffees fan he probably would not have liked his decision to leave for Manchester United in the summer. However, the usually stoic Scot was visibly moved by the reception he received both before, during and after the 2-0 win over West Ham in his final appearance at the ground he has called home for 11 years. Moyes said he was “gobsmacked” by the whole day, from the moment he arrived at the ground and was applauded in by stewards he did not quite know how to handle things. Misplaced fears that fans would show their displeasure at the manager allowing his contract to expire in order to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson were dispelled the moment he appeared on the touchline to loud cheers. But Moyes said: “I am a football supporter and if I had been on the terraces I would have clapped the manager – I might not have liked what he was doing but I would have certainly applauded.” Moyes, who was given a guard of honour by his own players prior to the post-match lap of appreciation and was visibly moved, added: “I think just by the reaction from most people in the last few days I thought it would be okay but if you are a football supporter you are entitled to support your team and if someone is not on your team you don’t know what will be the reaction. “It was really emotional from the moment I came in: all the stewards were standing clapping me and I didn’t know what to do. I came here 11 years ago and it was really emotional walking out on to the pitch, a lot of people didn’t know who I was I don’t think. “I got off to a great start (winning 2-1 over Fulham) so I am really fortunate I had a reception like I did today. I am gobsmacked, very thankful and humble for what the people of Everton have shown today. “What I will miss is what you saw in the middle of the second half – the supporters were not cheering David Moyes, they were cheering their football club and standing up for it. I thought that was the toughest part for me today – it was a difficult time – because the crowd showed how big Everton are and what it means to them.” Goals from Kevin Mirallas after six and 60 minutes wrapped up a comfortable victory. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce felt his players buckled under the significance of the occasion for the home side. “The way we played today we were lucky to get away with 2-0,” he said. “There was only one player who has been outstanding for us and that was (goalkeeper) Jussi Jaaskelainen who made some outstanding saves. I warned the players before the game what it was going to be like – it was exactly that and the players couldn’t cope.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Pellegrini circling new City circle

first_img He added: “We have a fantastic squad. We want to play better football and we want to continue winning. It is not that Mancini did anything wrong. We are just in another cycle, in another era.” Pellegrini has previously indicated a desire to leave Malaga at the end of the Spanish season and has now claimed he will definitely not be at the club next term. This has not been confirmed by Malaga, who have enjoyed relative success under the 59-year-old, including reaching the Champions League quarter-finals this year. Pellegrini, quoted by Spanish newspaper website Marca.com, said: “My coaching staff and I are separating from Malaga but our union with this city will be eternal. I’m going for sporting reasons.” Pellegrini, who was speaking at a function at Malaga Provincial Council, denied earlier this month he had an agreement in place with City. His team currently sit in the Europa League places in the Primera Division but are banned from European competition next season due to unpaid bills in breach of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. A further one-year suspended ban was overturned on appeal. Pellegrini said: “We leave the club qualified for Europe with the mission accomplished but it is unfortunate that this project changed. We had a time with the club that was very rewarding. Everyone has the right to move on. Sunday will be my last match at La Rosaleda and will be very exciting for me.” Pellegrini has been at Malaga since November 2010 after previous spells with Villarreal and Real Madrid. His team have two games of their season remaining, against Deportivo la Coruna and Barcelona. Press Association Manchester City’s hopes of landing Manuel Pellegrini as their next manager look to have increased after the Chilean announced he was definitely leaving Malaga.center_img City have been heavily linked with Pellegrini in recent weeks and speculation has intensified since last year’s Premier League-winning boss Roberto Mancini was sacked last week. Chief executive Ferran Soriano was quizzed about the matter by a US television reporter as the club formally announced the launch of their new Major League Soccer team. When asked what Mancini did wrong, Soriano told CNN: “He did very good things for the club. He stayed there for three years, which is a lot of time. He brought the club to a winning club. Now we are just looking for the next step, the next cycle.” last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s big loss to Louisville

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Syracuse continued its descent into oblivion on Saturday, dropping a 41-17 decision to Louisville at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Here are three quick thoughts from SU’s sixth-straight loss.Freshman Mistake Eric Dungey was rolling along midway through the second quarter. The Orange offense was facing a second-and-1, having already picked up a first down on the drive. Then, a 10-7 SU lead was erased in an instant. Trumaine Washignton intercepted Dungey’s pass to Brisly Estime, taking it in for a score. The Cardinals hadn’t scored since its opening drive of the game, but scored again on the next possession to make it 21-10.Dungey finished 15-of-30 for 158 yards with three turnovers. He also ran the ball for 60 more. His performance deteriorated in the second half, as the Orange scored only once over the game’s final three quarters.He left the game in the fourth quarter after taking a hit and being injured. Zack Mahoney replaced him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBack it up For the second straight week, the Orange waited until almost game time to find out who would be behind center for its opponent. For the second straight week, SU made that guy look like a Heisman candidate.After Florida State QB Sean Maguire lit Syracuse up for 348 yards in the air, Kyle Bolin had 362 on Saturday. His second play of the game was a 52-yard pass to L.J. Scott. He contributed to Louisville’s 8.6 yards per play, which was more than double that of the Orange.Hudson’s River There weren’t many bright spots for Syracuse on either side of the ball. But Cordell Hudson, replacing the injured Corey Winfield as a starter, flashed some potential. He led Syracuse with nine tackles.The redshirt freshman also had an interception for the Orange in the first quarter. On third down, Bolin threw over the middle where a streaking Hudson caught the pass unimpeded. The Orange started Hudson along with Juwan Dowels, and former starter Julian Whigham didn’t see any time in the loss. Comments Published on November 7, 2015 at 4:09 pm Related Stories Blum: Eric Dungey should have been taken out before 4th-quarter injurySyracuse suffers 41-17 blowout loss at LouisvilleGallery: Syracuse falls to Louisville, 41-17Storify: Syracuse fans react to blowout loss at Louisvillecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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From rock band star to CRDO: Igor Popov joins Betinvest

first_imgShare Betinvest boosts Sportradar coverage with table tennis solution May 11, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Confidence, Variety, Creativity: Betinvest’s advice for times of crisis May 7, 2020 Having spent the last seven years at Playtech, industry veteran Igor Popov has become the new Chief Research and Development Officer (CRDO) at Betinvest.Popov, who earned his first ever pay as a musician in a rock band, has gone on to forge a successful career in gaming through working on successful Playtech projects for the likes of William Hill, bet365 and Ladbrokes. Prior to his time at Playtech, he worked for an educational software company and in a web department for two marketing agencies, where he helped develop websites for clients including Activia, Danone, Obolon, Zibert and Winston, as well as all of the GTI cigarette brands.He cited Betinvest’s company growth and ambition as key factors influencing his decision to join. “An interesting opportunity came up for me to make a contribution, however big or small, to the history of world gambling,” he explained. “I took it and here I am. “My plan is to lead the company towards new technological heights. I have a clear understanding of the goal we’re all working towards – it’s an ambitious one, but it’ll enable us to cement our place in the market.”Betinvest, which contributed to a recent SBC News feature on sportsbook personalisation, is pushing the development of products including its fully managed sportsbook service. Popov discussed the need to stand out from the sportsbook competition, stating: “All providers have a similar range of products. That’s why, the way we see it, our most important job is to develop something brand new that will change the market. “Our goal is to create a new product that will appeal even to those who aren’t involved in this industry: we want to start attracting a new audience. That’s why we’re focusing in particular on business intelligence, using marketing segmentation strategies to better target content and services to different categories of customers. “For example, if someone likes betting on hockey, we’ll display the relevant content first, having analysed their preferences. This means that our clients will be able to increase their revenue by removing any unnecessary steps for the end customer: placing a bet will be as simple and as fast as possible. “When it comes to processes, we’re rethinking the way we work and incorporating agile methodology in our IT department: we’re building cross-functional teams and working in iterations in order to meet the market’s needs as quickly as possible.”Finally, he addressed his own part to play in Betinvest’s commitment to providing a safe gaming experience for players, by adding: “I’m a stickler for responsible gaming. I am strongly opposed to this form of entertainment being seen as a way to earn money or as a person’s sole source of income. “I want people to have fun and understand that they are choosing to allocate a certain amount of money to spend on their entertainment. I want them to enjoy the experience of rooting for their favourite team or player, regardless of the outcomes of their bets.” Share BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020last_img read more

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Watch Max Muncy win Game 3 of World Series for Dodgers with home run in 18th inning

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error I can go to sleep at peace thanks to the @Dodgers 😭🙏🏻 see y’all tomorrow! #dodgers #goodnight— Vanessa Castro. 🦋 (@vee__6) October 27, 2018 It took 18 innings of play but a home run by Max Muncy provided the Los Angeles Dodgers with its first win of the World Series. It ended like this. This crowd erupted!! Must win game. And the #Dodgers did. #LADetermined pic.twitter.com/2VVFqWIrq0— Steve Mason (@VeniceMase) October 27, 2018center_img Reaction: LETS GO #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/Hz4fkZK6yw— KingMachine24 (@KingMachine24) October 27, 2018last_img

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Aleksandra Samardžić Won Silver Medal at the Youth Olimpics in Nanjing

first_imgYoung Bosnian judo representative Aleksandra Samardžić achieved a great success by winning the silver medal at the Youth Olimpic Games in the Chinese town Nanjing.Aleksandra placed herself in the finals by defeating her opponents from Spain and France in the category up to 78 kilograms.Her medal represents a great success for the B&H sport and represents an encouragement to young generations to follow her example.The B&H Olimpic Committee, although not using the budget, has, with no help from the countries authorities, ensured the money for all preparations and the participation at the qualification competition and is very proud of all success and medals young Bosnian sportsman achieve at the Youth Olimpic Games.This is the third medal for B&H at the YOG up to now: in 2010, in Singapore, Damir Džumhur (tennis) and Eldin Omerović (judo) won bronze medals at this highly prestigious sports competition.(Source: Klix)last_img read more

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Five things we learned in the Bundesliga

first_imgBerlin, Germany | AFP | Seven is Frank Ribery’s lucky number, Germany’s Mr Unlucky Marco Reus is out until April and the stats say Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a more prolific goal-scorer than Robert Lewandowski.Here are five things we learned from the Bundesliga this weekend:Ribery’s magnificent ‘7’Franck Ribery came off the bench to score Bayern’s last goal in their 3-0 win over Cologne and the Frenchman had the number ‘7’ shaved into the hair on the side of his head. Not only is ‘7’ Ribery’s shirt number and the number of points Bayern are clear in the table, but the Frenchman is hoping to win a seventh Bundesliga title in his tenth season with Munich. “I hope the ‘7’ is my lucky number,” Ribery told German daily Bild. “My son Saif had the idea to do it with a razor at the hairdressers. “My second son Mohammed also has a ‘7’ in his hair.”Better than LewandowskiPierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice in Borussia Dortmund 6-2 rout of Bayer Leverkusen to make him the league’s top scorer with 21 goals — two more than rival Robert Lewandowski. ‘Auba’, who is in his fourth season with Dortmund, has now scored 75 Bundesliga goals in 117 games for the club — better than the 74 Lewandowski managed in 131 league games in four years with Borussia before moving to Bayern in 2014. Aubameyang has replaced Lewandowski to be ranked fifth in the list of Dortmund’s all-time Bundesliga goal-scorers. Despite his goals, Aubameyang could be in trouble for dying the Nike logo into his hair, when Puma sponsor the club. No treble talk for AncelottiBayern Munich are dominating the Bundesliga, have reached the German Cup’s semi-finals and hold a 5-1 lead over Arsenal for Tuesday’s Champions League, Round of 16, second leg, but coach Carlo Ancelotti dismisses any treble talk. “When I head the word ‘treble’, I touch wood,” said the Italian, hoping any talk of the three titles won’t jinx his team. “In Italy, we say ‘a lot of praise means many problems later’,” he added having won the Champions League with AC Milan and Real Madrid.Reus injured – againBorussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus is Germany’s Mr Unlucky. The 27-year-old missed the 2014 World Cup win in Brazil with torn ankle ligaments and a place in the Euro 2016 squad with a pelvis injury. Reus tore his left hamstring in Saturday’s 6-2 thumping of Bayer Leverkusen and on Sunday, Dortmund confirmed he is out until April. Reus will miss Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, second-leg tie against Benfica with Dortmund looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit and Germany’s friendly against England in Dortmund on March 22, four days before a World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in Baku. “It’s sad news for us and an enormous loss, which throws a cloud over our win,” admitted Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.Sleepless JohnsonUS international Fabian Johnson capped an outstanding display by scoring two goals in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-2 win over Schalke — despite only a few hours sleep after becoming a father.“My wife gave birth to our son Sean on Friday morning. I didn’t get much sleep, luckily it was an evening game,” he said, having managed to catch a few hours sleep before kick-off.But his Gladbach team-mates are expecting the left winger to put on a decent dressing room party to celebrate.“He’d better come up with something. Two goals and becoming a dad — that’s going to cost him,” said winger Patrick Herrmann.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Proud Cordner ready for new Blues era

first_imgThe powerful Roosters back-rower was the logical choice following the representative retirement of long-serving Origin talisman Paul Gallen.The 24-year-old trails only Brad Fittler and current Origin coach Laurie Daley in terms of the youngest Blues Origin skippers but is a natural leader who has long seemed old beyond his years.Addressing media at The Star following the team announcement on Monday night, Cordner said the honour “means the world” to him.And his first call once he spoke to Daley was to his father Chris.”I was on my way home from the [Bulldogs] game [Sunday] night, driving a few of the boys and Laurie’s name came up on the screen,” Cordner said.”I gave him a call back and he let me know he wanted me to be captain. I can’t really describe how I felt at the time. It’s an unbelievable honour. For me it’s one of the highest honours you can get, captaining your state.”Cordner also confessed to a little relief at finally getting the confirmation after his name became linked more strongly to the role amid a host of other worthy candidates such as Aaron Woods, Wade Graham and Josh Jackson.”Just to find out from Laurie was an unbelievable feeling. A lot of joy, maybe a few tears. It’s something I’m very proud of,” he said.”I called my dad straight away…” Cordner’s voice trailed off in a wave of emotion before he added “I need to get myself together a bit! He’s been my number one supporter all my life. He’s just super proud.”Daley said he had no doubts over Cordner’s leadership credentials.”I spoke to Boyd [Sunday] night and asked him whether he’d want the job,” Daley said.”Not all guys are suited to it. Not all guys want the responsibility but he was quite excited and happy that I chose him.”I think he’s a great fit for us because he’s the next generation of player coming through.”Any doubts over Cordner’s passion and dedication for the sky blue jersey – if they existed – could be erased by watching a replay of Game One last year. Cordner broke a sesamoid bone in his toe scoring a crucial first half-try – his team’s only points of the game. The injury put him out for six weeks, including the remainder of the Origin series, but he still finished the match, which ended in a tight 6-4 loss to the Maroons.Cordner said he will look to take some lessons from other leaders he has played under, including the Blues’ most recent skipper who played through plenty of adversity himself through a rugged Origin career.”Past leaders that I’ve had, especially Gal is someone that I looked up to coming through,” Cordner said.”The way he went about his business, he’s tough, he’s resilient, he led by his actions. he’s been an inspiration for this team for a while now and that’s something I looked up to so hopefully I can take some parts out of that and continue to grow myself and find my way.”This will be a younger NSW team than last year with debutant Nathan Peats taking over from veteran Robbie Farah at hooker and 23-year-old Manly tyro Jake Trbojevic’s bench debut essentially taking Gallen’s place in the 17 via a reshuffle from Game 3 last year.”It’s a great team,” Cordner said.”Everyone that’s been selected has been in some great form this year.”Our debutants, Jake Trbojevic and Nathan Peats, they’ve been knocking on the door for a while now and deserve their chance.” Photo: NRL (NSW captain Boyd Cordner will make his first Origin appearance in Game One since the corresponding fixture last year).last_img read more

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$4.7B approved for Region 2 in 2018

first_img– but not before Opposition scrutinyA total sum of $4.7 billion was approved for Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) following an examination of the expenditure for the region in the Committee of Supply in the National Assembly on Wednesday.Current and capital expenditures were approved for regional administration and finance ($255.3 million); agriculture ($395.9 million); infrastructure ($197.4 million);Opposition MP, Colin Croaleducation delivery ($2.1 billion); and health services ($1 billion).However, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Colin Croal highlighted a massive increase in security services from $28.8 million to $37.7 million, under the 2018 Budget for Region Two.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan conceded that the increase was substantial but explained that it was due to an additional security at the State House annex in the region.In addition to that, it also caters for additional security at the residence of the Regional Executive Officer (REO) who has reportedly been in constant fights with elected regional officials.Minister Bulkan also told the Committee of Supply that several schools will now have full-time security services and that the newly contracted security firm offers an increased hourly rate of $350.The Minister emphasised that there is an increased need for security at regional facilities throughout the region, which is the main reason for the budgetary allocation in 2018.Opposition MP Cornell Damon also drilled the Minister on the procurement process used to hire a company to assist with the repairs of vehicles belonging to the region.Bulkan admitted that selective tendering was used to outsource a company to undertake this duty and the Opposition MP requested that the documents – as it relates to this transaction – be provided.Damon also zeroed in on the increases in clerical and office support staff, from 57 to 66; technical and craft skilled, from 304 to 321; as well as semi-skilled and unskilled staffers, from 204 to 265.Where there was a decrease in contract staff and an increase in the monies allocated, Bulkan explained that the increase was to cater for annualisation of salary increases.Meanwhile, Opposition MP Gail Teixeira also questioned Government’s spending. She pointed out that $15.8 million was spent on maintenance of buildings, when only $4.1 million was budgeted.The Opposition Chief Whip was quick to ask where the money came from. Bulkan responded by saying that t was taken from sums budgeted for education delivery, which Teixeira noted was highly irregular.Bulkan was again pressed to answer several pertinent questions in relation to medical supplies within the region, but this time by Opposition MP, Dr Vishwa Mahadeo, a former regional health official.Dr Mahadeo claimed that during visits to the region, there were always complaints about the shortage of essential drugs. He asked Bulkan whether the $186.1 million budgeted for drugs and medical supplies was spent.The Minister stated that $17 million is unspent. He told the Opposition MP that a reconciliation process is currently ongoing. A truck will be purchased by the region to uplift and transport drugs and medical supplies.Concerns were also raised about fuel being sourced for the support of generators which will provide standby electricity services to healthcare facilities, particularly at the Oscar Joseph and Suddie hospitals.The House was also told that $40 million will be expended for drainage and irrigation, construction and rehabilitation throughout the region.last_img read more

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