Cheruiyot unstoppable

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgTIMOTHY Cheruiyot led from gun to tape in Doha on Sunday  night to add a world 1500m gold to the silver he collected two years ago, finishing fully two seconds clear of an eye-wateringly good field to clock 3:29.26, half a second off his 2019 world-leading mark.Silver went to Algeria’s London 2012 champion Taoufik Makhloufi in 3:31.38 and bronze to European indoor champion Marcin Lewandowski in a Polish record of 3:31.46.For Norway’s 19-year-old European 1500 and 5000m champion, who had finished fifth in the longer race on day four, finished a frustrated and perplexed fourth in 3:31.70.last_img read more


Men’s volleyball to take on another ranked opponent

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgRedshirt sophomore outside hitter Billy Fauntleroy believe’s in USC’s potential despite their 2-7 record.(Photo from USC Men’s Volleyball / Twitter) In the week’s practices leading up to the San Diego trip, head coach Jeff Nygaard focused on the front row’s footwork and across-the-court reading. The USC men’s volleyball team is gearing up to take on another ranked opponent in No. 15 UC San Diego at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Trojans, who are now 2-7 on the season, are looking for a bounceback after a close four-set loss to No. 4 UC Irvine last week. Overall, the Trojans are looking to kickstart conference play with a win that would turn around their road struggles and build positive in-game experience to look back on in order to further improve their season record. Of the Tritons’ eight wins, four have been three-set sweeps with multi-point leads perpetuated by winning the blocking game, something that USC is looking to accomplish this weekend. The Trojans’ net coverage will continue to be a necessity in stopping point runs. In UCSD’s three-set sweep over Concordia, junior outside hitter Kyle McCauley had 11 kills, followed by junior opposite hitter Collin Shannon’s nine kills that contributed to the offense’s .258 efficiency.  While middle blockers junior Sam Lewis and senior Vecas Lewin were able to cover ground and stop five Irvine hits, outside hitters have to recognize the setter’s move on the other side of the net and anticipate where the opposing hitter will be in time to block shots. This game is a departure from Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference play and the team’s second west coast road game following a 3-2 set win at California State Northridge. The young team had to face high-level competition early in the season on the east coast with losses against No. 11 George Mason, No. 9 Penn State and No. 15 Ohio State and is now hungry to regain its ranked status from the preseason.center_img “To me, it has nothing to do with the school or the ranking,” Nygaard said. “It’s what are we going to come in as, so I expect us to go in there with the effort that we can win a match, with the mentality, with the game plan, with the energy, with passion — everything you want that we can go down there and compete for the W.” “That’s a space that I think we definitely have to put some time and energy into so that [we can say] ‘Hey, this guy’s going to hit this hit. We’ve got to get four hands in this space across the net to shut it down,’” Nygaard said. “If we can execute that well, then our defense is going to all of a sudden have these big open spaces that they know exactly where to be.” USC isn’t the only one coming in with a tough pre-conference schedule. The Tritons have had big wins against Loyola-Chicago, No. 12 Princeton and most recently No. 14 Concordia and improved to 8-3 overall.  A five-underclassmen lineup will have to hone in on in-game adjustments and anticipate UCSD’s offensive plays. The Trojans were outblocked 13-6 by Irvine with USC junior setter Chris Hall logging more successful blocks than all pin hitters combined. “I still think that we’re a top-three team in the nation,” redshirt sophomore outside hitter Billy Fauntleroy said. “We’re a young team, we’re just still learning how to play together. These young guys are learning how to play at a much higher level than they were half a year ago.” On USC’s side of the net, look out for offensive production from true freshman outside hitter Adam Flood, who led the team with 13 kills in his third game as a Trojan. Hall continues to prove his value as a key asset beyond his setting skills by leading the team in digs and making an impressionable impact in serving.last_img read more


Betting on Sports to deliver biggest ever exhibition space

Posted On Aug 30 2020 by

first_img Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 With just over three months to go until the doors open at Betting on Sports, time is running out for companies to book their spot.Giving the chance to meet and talk to over 160 gambling operators, Betting on Sports – which returns to Olympia London from 17-20 September – is now firmly established as the leading sports betting industry event. This time around, it is expected to attract 3,500 delegates – a 30 per cent increase on last year’s event.The exhibition floor was increased by 25 per cent to over 6,300 sqm, but already 85 per cent of this total space has been sold, highlighting that interest from exhibitors looking to showcase their latest products and innovations is at peak demand. Over 100 of the biggest platform providers, affiliates, operators and payment firms have already confirmed their places.Companies including OPTIMA, SG Digital, Golden Race, BetConstruct, SB Tech, FSB, Digitain, Betradar, Sporting Solutions and Intertops have all joined the exhibitor line-up, making it a must-attend event for the igaming industry. The return of the Payment Expert Forum has also led to an increased presence of payment sponsors and exhibitors such as Cardpay, Cryptopay, Ecommpay, Emerchantpay, HiPay, Pay360, Ozan, Processing.com, SticPay, and Trustly.Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbooks and Platforms at SG Digital, explained: “It’s a fantastic event. I don’t think there is any other event where you get all the key people from the industry in one place. It’s taken me 20 minutes to walk to one end of the exhibition as you keep meeting people that you know and want to speak to.”Meanwhile, exhibition stands hosted by Catena Media, Betgenius, Perform Group, Pinnacle and the Press Association will embrace the importance of producing engaging digital content and leveraging the power of sports data.Reflecting on last year’s event, Richard Gale, Head of UK at Catena Media, said: “The Betting on Sports conference was great. I thoroughly enjoyed it, with some great contacts and business coming out of it. Normally very sceptical of industry events to be honest, but this was the first time I’ve left wishing I’d spent more time at one!”Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC, commented: “Following the huge success of Betting on Sports last year, we felt it necessary to increase the exhibition floor space to accommodate the number of companies looking to participate at this year’s event. Showcasing some of the biggest and best names in the industry shows why this event is such an important date in the calendar for these globally recognised brands.”For more information please go to the Betting on Sports website. For sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact us on sales@sbcgaming.com StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Sharelast_img read more