Three Brazil goals disallowed in draw with Venezuela

first_imgBy Richard MartinSALVADOR, Brazil (Reuters) – Copa America hosts Brazil had three goals ruled out and missed a series of chances, as they were held 0-0 by Group A rivals Venezuela on Tuesday.Roberto Firmino had a goal chalked off late in the first half after the referee awarded a foul against the hosts, before substitute Gabriel Jesus found the net on the hour mark only for a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review to deem Firmino offside in the build-up.Philippe Coutinho looked to have finally found the winner when he netted from close range but VAR intervened again.Brazil lead the group on four points ahead of Peru, who beat Bolivia 3-1 earlier in the day and also have four points.Brazil meet Peru in their final group game on Saturday with both sides needing only a draw to seal their place in the quarter-finals. Venezuela have two points while Bolivia are without a point, with the two facing each other on Saturday.The top two in each group are guaranteed a place in the last eight, along with the two highest-ranked teams finishing third.Brazil made a brighter start than in their 3-0 win over Bolivia in the tournament curtain-raiser but failed to take their chances as David Neres and Firmino missed the target and Richarlison was thwarted by Venezuela goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez.Venezuela tightened things up at the back and nearly took a surprise lead when all-time top scorer Salomon Rondon narrowly missed the target with a near-post header.Richarlison was taken off at halftime and replaced by Manchester City striker Jesus, who instantly livened up Brazil’s attack but failed to help provide a goal.The final whistle was greeted by loud boos from the unimpressed 39 000 supporters at the Arena Fonte Nova, the hosts again failing to attract a full house after underselling the opener, with over 10 000 seats left empty this time.last_img read more

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Stocco awaits Packers’ call

first_imgA decision on John Stocco’s future with the Green Bay Packers will come within the next day, Stocco’s agent John Drana said.The former University of Wisconsin quarterback participated in the Packers’ three-day mini-camp this weekend, and he made quite the impression on Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy.”I thought John did a nice job,” McCarthy said at a press conference Sunday. “One thing you always look for in the quarterback is how he handles the team part of it. Some guys look good in drills, some guys don’t look very good in drills, but I could see why he was successful in college. He picked it up; picked it up very quickly.”McCarthy said Stocco went through all of the mini-camp drills quite clean and quickly improved from Thursday through Saturday.Even though Stocco also feels as though he improved from day one of his tryout with the Packers, he believes he still has room to grow.”I felt like I got a lot better each year that I played, and I still feel like I can get a lot better,” Stocco told Packers.com Saturday. “That’s been one of my goals my whole career is to improve every year that I’ve played, and I think I’ve done that so far, and I think I can still do that.”Stocco was joined at the quarterback position by undrafted free agent Jerry Babb, who — unlike Stocco — signed a contract with the Packers prior to the rookie orientation camp.While Babb — a four-year starter at Louisiana-Lafayette — may be a step ahead of Stocco in terms of earning a roster spot behind Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and Ingle Martin, McCarthy said neither of the quarterbacks one-upped the other.”In fairness to them, particularly when you play quarterback and you go to such a new system, the last thing those guys are thinking about is throwing the ball,” McCarthy said. “They’re trying to get the plays out of their mouth and things like that … [but] I wouldn’t just say those two guys can’t play. I wouldn’t say that at all about them.”They both can improve their overall strengths, and they’re very young and raw.”Still McCarthy was slow to say whether or not Stocco will have a spot available with the Packers in the future.”As far as him coming back here, that’s something we’ll sit down here … and decide,” McCarthy said. “But it would surprise me if he doesn’t have an opportunity in the National Football League.”The next Antonio Gates?Also at Green Bay’s rookie mini-camp this past weekend was former UW-La Crosse basketball player Joe Werner. Despite not having played football since high school, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound forward tried his hand at tight end.”I thought Joe did a nice job,” McCarthy said. “He came in here and competed, obviously it was very new for him. I think we all expected that.”He’s got a long road ahead of him, but I liked a lot of things that you saw from him,” McCarthy added. “A man that big running routes, particularly the basic cross and the vertical routes, he’s a big target running down through there and has excellent body control. So he’s definitely intriguing in the passing game, but it’s all very new to him.”Packers news and notesMcCarthy said Favre would be at Green Bay’s next mini-camp a week from today. Favre is rehabbing after ankle surgery this offseason and probably won’t participate in practice right away. … Favre’s backup, Rodgers, is questionable for the mini-camp as he still isn’t at 100 percent after breaking his foot last season. … Korey Hall, Green Bay’s sixth-round pick from Boise State, was moved from linebacker to fullback. … Running back DeShawn Wynn, one of the Packers’ seventh-round selections, suffered a left-calf injury during Friday’s practice, but McCarthy said it was not serious.last_img read more

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St. Germain-designed poster gives Tennity Ice Pavilion distinct flavor

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2013 at 12:04 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3center_img Sadie St. Germain wasn’t expecting to see her life-size creation plastered on the entrance to her team’s locker room. It had been weeks since she designed the image on her laptop, and she wasn’t told when it would be put up.She entered Tennity Ice Pavilion, to see her work staring right back at her.   Gazing at what she’d done before entering the locker room to get changed for practice, she had only one thought.“I wish it was a little bit lighter,” St. Germain laughed. “It printed really dark. But it looks good.”After seeing a similar image done for Syracuse football, Alison Domenico, an assistant coach and avid fan of St. Germain’s designs, approached the senior about replicating the idea to represent their team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo St. Germain produced a large sticker showcasing a “Home of the Orange” motto with one of the players donning an intimidating stance.  St. Germain, a communications design major, often shows her work to Domenico when she completes her projects. On the first road trip of the season, St. Germain spent about an hour in her hotel room at Northeastern piecing together and refining the design.After it was finished, they sent it to Wally Pendock, the president of Art World Digital, who produced it in its full size.When St. Germain walked through the door that day and into the locker room to her see teammates, she was greeted with several reactions.It looks great. It’s sick. How long did it take you? When did you do that? “Some girls didn’t even know I did it,” St. Germain said.One of those left in the dark was senior captain Margot Scharfe, who was actually the muse for the design. St. Germain used her photo because of the leadership Scharfe has provided the program this season.“I had no idea this door was being put up until I walked into the rink and saw it,” Scharfe said. “It’s pretty cool, and I think Sadie did a really good job on it.”  Head coach Paul Flanagan was fully aware of St. Germain’s accomplishment, and wasted no time making sure others knew too.After the design came to fruition, Flanagan proudly took it down to the football wing and said, “Look what she did,” St. Germain said.St. Germain said it’s nice to be able to contribute to the program in this way off the ice. In the second semester of last season, she was forced to miss two practices a week because of the demands of her major.“It’s cool because the girls have seen a couple projects that I’ve done,” St. Germain said. “I’m glad they know what I’m doing with my life now, and why I have such a demanding schedule.”The door also provides Tennity with a more home-venue feel than it ever had before.Because the facility is run by Syracuse Recreational Services, the team isn’t allowed to make any changes to the actual rink or surrounding area. The door to the locker room, however, is fair game.“It’s pretty neat, regardless of who did it,” Flanagan said. “But the fact that one of your teammates did it makes it kind of nice. I think they all kind of take a little pride in it.“St. Germain said she hopes that it gets people at the school to be aware of their presence.“For us on campus, a lot of people don’t even know that there is a (Division I) women’s hockey team,” St. Germain said. “So at least when people come for public skating, this is here to represent us.”last_img read more

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Trojans open Pac-10 play with Stanford

first_imgThe Pac-10 might be the toughest conference in all of college baseball, and tonight, the Trojans get their first taste of league play.Reliable · Sophomore infielder Ricky Oropesa is one of only three Trojans to appear in all 21 of USC’s games this season. Oropesa leads the Trojans in home runs, slugging percentage, stolen bases and walks while also batting .341 with 28 hits. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan USC (11-10) begins its 2010 conference schedule in Palo Alto, Calif., with a three-game set against No. 19 Stanford (10-5).Redshirt sophomore pitcher Andrew Triggs takes the hill in tonight’s series opener at 5:30 p.m. against Stanford righty Jordan Pries.There are no easy weekends in the Pac-10, in which two teams are undefeated (Arizona State is 20-0, UCLA is 17-0) and nine of the 10 teams have winning percentages above .500 (Washington is 8-10).But USC coach Chad Kreuter believes USC’s opening opponent is not  unbeatable.“I think everybody thinks that Stanford’s program is on this pedestal, and, really, it should be. They’re one of the best national baseball schools,” Kreuter said. “But they are beatable.”Stanford had won six of seven games before losing Tuesday at Pacific, 9-4. In the defeat, the Cardinal committed two errors and left 14 men on base.Kreuter stressed the loss to his team Tuesday night as proof of Stanford’s fallibility.“They will make mistakes,” he said.Stanford has made plenty of mistakes this season. The Cardinal have the worst team fielding percentage in the Pac-10 and a 5.35 team ERA, ninth in the conference.The Trojans come into the weekend one game above .500 and in the middle of a grueling stretch of road games. They have played eight of their last 10 on the road, going 6-4 over that stretch. But Kreuter doesn’t want to settle at .500.“I can’t stand it,” he said. “There’s nothing average about what I do or what I try to convey, and .500 is average to me.”USC has proven it has the offensive firepower with six regular starters hitting above .300. Freshman infielder Cade Kreuter is on a tear, batting .346 with four home runs and 14 RBI.Sophomore infielder Ricky Oropesa is hitting .341 after starting slowly and has a team-leading six home runs, and sophomore infielder Matt Foat has four home runs and 24 RBI to lead the squad.Still, Kreuter wants more consistency out of his team.“It seems like we win some series then slip a little bit and slide,” he said. “We need to take it to the next level.”The Trojans lead the all-time series with Stanford, but would like to forget their last trip to Sunken Diamond. They lost the Friday opener 4-0 before dropping the Saturday game 26-5. USC salvaged the series finale with a 10-9 win.But Kreuter said the events of two years ago are long gone.“I don’t think guys even care what historically was done or what wasn’t done,” he said of that series. “They’re in the moment right now. There are a lot of guys that feel like they have to prove something right now.”USC will throw sophomore pitcher Ben Mount in the second game of the series against lefty Brett Mooneyham. Mount has been solid for USC this season, pitching a 2-1 record and a 3.21 ERA. Mooneyham has struggled, going 0-2 with a 8.62 ERA.Senior pitcher Kevin Couture will go into the series finale against another lefty, Scott Snodgress.Both games will start at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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The NBA is worth the wait

first_imgPlease don’t go. I know USC “expects to return all its starters,” but in this world of one-and-done and million dollar rookie contracts, who could blame a 19-year-old for jumping ship?I am a wholehearted supporter of collegiate basketball players staying in school and not leaving early for the NBA. The NBA and the NCAA should be supporting this as well for many reasons.The quality of basketball at both the collegiate and NBA level would improve — that is something that benefits both organizations as well as the players. In the world of college athletics where perennial powerhouses Duke and Kentucky are pumping out lottery picks in every draft, there is something endearing about watching a team like Virginia or Oklahoma who have fostered a superstar over the course of time and are now reaping the benefits.The debate this year turns to LSU’s freshman Ben Simmons versus Oklahoma’s senior Buddy Hield, both near locks for the lottery. Perhaps Simmons has more potential to be a LeBron-esque superstar, but Hield is a senior and with three more years of experience, training and maturity, thus poses the safer pick for teams this summer. This debate is all without even knowing who will be injured when and not accounting for the development that each player will put in with their respective team throughout the offseason to improve, but the same debate happens at nearly every college once the season ends — should our guys stay or go?The answer is almost always: They should stay.There is the possibility for USC to build a sustainable success that goes beyond just one year with marginal postseason results and develop the talent and chemistry of this group to make more than one deep run into March — this doesn’t happen if players start leaving for the NBA.Sure none of our players are lottery picks, but that doesn’t mean someone wouldn’t draft them in one of the later rounds. However, that prospect is especially inadvisable for the player. Why risk not making a team and floating around in the D-League for a few years when you can stay at USC in the glorious sunshine of Los Angeles, go to class four or five days a week and play basketball with a group of guys who you share the Trojan ties with?The benefit that comes from staying in college and improving over the course of one or two more seasons can translate to millions of dollars and an elongated period of success for these prospects.The team also benefits from the players sticking around longer. The intangibles that are developed over the course of time for a team are something that make Oklahoma more appealing to the eye than Kentucky. The team chemistry is there. The dedication is there. The connection to the players is there.Last summer, the men’s basketball team traveled to Italy to play summer basketball. Not only is that a trip that those guys are going to remember for the rest of their lives, but the experiences both on and off the court that the team shares are what make a difference on the court in the long run. Baylor’s team imploded during their first round loss to Yale last weekend. Cameras showed teammates shoving each other and verbally fighting during a huddle. That does not translate to a winning culture on the court. Chemistry, friendship and camaraderie are what prevent these types of events from happening, and that can only happen when the whole team is all in over the course of their four-year stay at the University.So please don’t leave for the NBA if you are considering it. Give USC a little more time. I know you don’t owe anyone here anything, but imagine what you and the rest of your teammates could build together with the Trojan Family rooting you on.Another season is going to give you a whole new batch of stories and memories to share the rest of your life, not to mention the accolades that you and the team will be able to earn.This season was great. It was a breakout year for USC, but let’s keep building on that. I’ll see you all at the Galen Center in November.Hailey Tucker is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Tucker Talks,” runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more

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Baseball to open the 2020 season at Dedeaux Friday

first_imgIn relief, the Trojans will have the luxury of bringing in the likes of sophomore righty Carson Lambert — who tied with Clarke for the team lead with 27 appearances — and junior lefty John Beller out of the pen.  The bullpen will hope to minimize the impact of losing closer Chris Clarke to the Major Leagues. Clarke led all USC relievers last season with 52.1 innings pitched and a stellar ERA of 1.03.  Gill will look to guide the Trojans above .500 on the season for the first time since 2015. USC won’t leave Southern California until 15 games into the season, when it will visit the Oregon Ducks  March 20. “I’m excited to finally play someone in a different uniform,” senior utility John Thomas said. “It’s been a lot of intrasquads against each other. But getting to play somebody else will be pretty cool.  Between those three and infielders Chase Bushor and Brandon Perez, USC lost a combined  21 of the team’s 32 home runs from last season.  On the mound, USC will be expecting increased contributions from starting juniors righty Kyle Hurt and lefty Isaac Esqueda, both of whom started more than 10 games for the Trojans last season.  USC hopes to build on last season’s 25-29-1 campaign. Without significant contributors like outfielder Matthew Acosta, catcher CJ Stubbs and outfielder Blake Sabol — all of whom departed following last season after being selected in the MLB Draft — the Trojans have a few holes to fill.  Head coach Jason Gill speaks to his team during practice Wednesday. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Acosta was the only Trojan to finish the season with a batting average over .300 last season, posting a team-high mark of .319.  He also owned the team’s highest OPS at .899.  “There’s really no limit to this team,” junior outfielder Bart West said. “There’s so much talent. We’re under such a great coaching staff and we know how hard we’ve been working every day, so we’re really excited.” Along with Shockey, Gill and the Trojans are hoping for major contributions from expected starting third baseman junior Jamal O’Guinn, who had a strong average of .281 last season. O’Guinn demonstrated impressive plate discipline, drawing 27 walks — the top mark of any returning player for USC. He also had the most home runs of all returners with five.  Hurt is one of USC’s strikeout artists, leading the pitching staff in punchouts last season with 81 in just 74.1 innings. Still, Hurt will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5.69 ERA and reestablish himself as an early round pick in the MLB Draft.    The USC baseball team kicks off the 2020 season this weekend with a three-game home series against Western Michigan at Dedeaux Field. Shockey had the second highest batting average of the 2019 team, posting a mark of .295 in 14 at bats.center_img For the second straight year, Hurt is slated to start opening day on the hill. Last season, he tossed five innings on opening night against Nebraska, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) while racking up six strikeouts in a Trojan win. Gill, on the other hand, sees things differently.  Despite the encouraging returners on USC’s roster, many media outlets are skeptical of the Trojans’ chances to succeed in Gill’s first season at the helm. A recent Pac-12 coaches poll predicted USC to finish seventh in the conference. Hoping to fill this void at the plate is senior outfielder Brady Shockey, who Gill labeled as USC’s most complete hitter after fall workouts.  “A couple different publications —the two major ones I think — have us picked to finish in eighth in the Pac-12, and I think the coaches poll has us picked to finish seventh in the Pac-12,” Gill said. “The good news is that those don’t really matter, they’re preseason picks. I don’t think really anybody knows what’s in our camp.” Gill and USC will be looking to take advantage of a local preseason by getting into a rhythm before conference play opens up with a home series against Washington on March 13.  The rest of the opening weekend rotation will be filled by Esqueda and redshirt sophomore lefty Alex Cornwell.  So far, players are liking what they’ve seen from their new skipper and are confident about the season.  Before looking ahead, however, the Trojans will need to stay focused on the task at hand in Western Michigan, which went 18-31 last year and will also open its season this weekend.  Junior pitcher John Beller struck out a career-high 55 batters last season. (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan) Following a disappointing season in 2019, USC decided not to renew head coach Dan Hubbs’ contract after the season. In June, former athletic director Lynne Swann announced it had hired former longtime LMU head coach Jason Gill as its new head coach. In the time since, Gill has made it a point to change the culture around USC baseball, foregoing a sole emphasis on results in favor of first establishing a focus on relationships and development.  Beller will hope to build off a promising 2019 season. He tossed 49 innings with an ERA of 3.86 for the Trojans last year, switching between roles as a reliever and a starter throughout the season.  Hurt and the Trojans will open up their season and Gill’s tenure as head coach Friday at 6 p.m.last_img read more

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Irish rugby side to train today

first_imgWith many of the players being released back to their provinces for the weekend, a depleted squad will hold a light work-out with Joe Schmidt and his coaches ahead of next week’s trip to face England at Twickenham.Meanwhile, Munster are the only province in action tonight in the Guinness Pro12.Anthony Foley’s men travel to face defending champions the Glasgow Warriors at Rugby Park, where kick-off is at 19:35.last_img

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Tipp go in search of All-Ireland semi spot

first_imgThe Premier County take on Wexford in the quarter-finals this afternoon.The game is being played in Walsh Park, Waterford, and begins at 2.30pm.Tipp manager Brian Boyle is looking forward to seeing how his players deal with the challenge posed by the Leinster county. Tipp FM will have regular updates on the match this afternoon.The other All-Ireland Quarter-Final is also being played today.Kilkenny and Offaly meet in McDonagh Park, Nenagh.That encounter starts at 2.30 too.last_img

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Lewis Hamilton blames F1 career for split with Nicole Scherzinger

first_img 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: F1 champ’s salary revealed by his former teammate Written By 9 months ago Lewis Hamilton puts Mercedes jacket over grid girl in small act of kindness; Watch 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton vs Michael Schumacher: In a league of their own As quoted in British media, Hamilton about holding down on a relationship, Hamilton said that It’s similar with most sportsmen and women as they are travelling most of the time and it becomes difficult to maintain a work-life balance. So that’s probably an additional weight that makes it really, really tough to hold down a good relationship.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: F1 Champ’s Salary Revealed By His Former TeammateAfter splitting with Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton’s career on track went from strength to strength with the Brit winning the world title in five of the last six years with the first coming in 2008.F1: Lewis Hamilton relationship rumoursAfter the breakup, Lewis Hamilton has been linked with the likes of Rita Ora, Kendall Jenner and Rihanna, but he says that ultimately, it’s all about wanting to be 100 per cent committed because you never want to be any less committed than the person next to you.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton To Have Contract Renewal Talks With Mercedes Amidst Ferrari RumoursHe also added that there’s only a certain amount of you as a whole that you can give to everything. It depends on how much of a sacrifice you want to make.Also Read: Max Verstappen Vs Lewis Hamilton: Latest Feud Could Spark New RivalryLewis Hamilton will be next seen in year-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix having wrapped up his sixth World crown in Austin, Texas. Mercedes wrapped up their respective sixth world championship earlier this year First Published: 29th November, 2019 13:21 IST LIVE TV Mercedes driver and six-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has had a brilliant season professionally and is regarded as one of the best racers the sport has seen, competing with the great Michael Schumacher for records. This glorious F1 career hasn’t always been smooth for Lewis Hamilton though, as he’s had some personal ups and downs and the star feels his F1 career was to blame for issues with Nicole Scherzinger. Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Puts Mercedes Jacket Over Grid Girl In Small Act Of Kindness; WatchF1: Lewis Hamilton’s relationship with Nicole Scherzinger went downhill because of F1?Lewis Hamilton has been linked with a number of high-profile celebrities following his split with X factor judge Nicole Scherzinger. The British racer and Scherzinger went their separate ways in 2015 after being together with each other for seven years. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 29th November, 2019 13:21 IST Lewis Hamilton Blames F1 Career For Split With Nicole Scherzinger Lewis Hamilton’s F1 career took off after split with X factor judge Nicole Scherzinger. The former pair dated for seven years before deciding to split. 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: Twitter congratulates racing star for 6th F1 title WE RECOMMEND Suraj Alva Squad 👊🏆 #ATeamComeTrue pic.twitter.com/kh2WhYCyOl— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 28, 2019 9 months ago F1: Teams confirm their driver lineups for the 2020 season prior to Abu Dhabi Grand Prixlast_img read more

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The Nerazzurri announces landmark sponsorship deal with bwin

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Three time European champions, FC Internazionale has announced a sponsorship agreement with online betting company, Bwin.The partnership which has been agreed until 2020, means bwin is the club’s first ever official betting partner. The Italian club will utilise bwin’s services to provide fresh and international content, introducing pitch side led screens that will advertise in-play odds during the Nerazzurri’s matches.The services were first enjoyed by Inter fans during the club’s convincing 3-0 victory against Fiorentina at the San Siro on the opening day of the Italian season.Bwin’s presence will also be felt on Inter’s social media channels and within the club’s digital sphere, as a digital content strategy will provide odds content to enhance sporting information.Michael Gandler, FC Internazionale’s chief revenue officer said: “We are very happy to have reached an agreement with a prestigious international brand like bwin, Inter and bwin are unified in their desire for growth and further development within their respective sectors. “We hope that this new agreement will lead to a future full of success and innovation. Bwin can make the most of the new and developing multimedia models that the Club is pushing forwards, leading to expansion within their business and providing unique and valued content for their own clients.”Moreno Maraso, country lead and member of the board of directors for bwin Italia said: “We are extremely proud to announce this partnership with Inter, historically, bwin have always supported and sponsored clubs who are at the peak of world football.“In addition to being an Italian concessionaire of the customs and monopoly agency, bwin is also a founding member of the ESA, therefore we consider it a privilege to have been chosen by Inter as their first betting partner. “This collaboration highlights our closeness to the world of sport and its values. After the opening first two league games, we believe that this year’s season will be a special one and we are happy to enjoy it alongside a team like Inter.” Share Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner August 4, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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