No. 27 Syracuse upset by No. 35 Wichita State, 4-1, in first round of NCAA tournament

first_imgUPDATED: May 11, 2018 at 9:48 p.m.On Tuesday, Gabriela Knutson said a first-round loss to No. 35 Wichita State would be “embarrassing.” Three days later, the Shockers upset No. 27 Syracuse (17-8, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) in dominating fashion, 4-1, at Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center in Oxford, Mississippi.After dropping the first point of the match, SU could not recover in singles. Knutson and Miranda Ramirez’s hopes of facing No. 6 Ole Miss in the second round of NCAA tournament never came to fruition even though SU was a favorite to win its first-round matchup. The Orange’s problems started with an early deficit. No. 8 Knutson and Ramirez opened their doubles match against WSU’s No. 72 Fatima Bizhukova and Marta Bellucco up 4-2. On the other side of the courts, SU was down in second and third doubles. With two victories needed to take the first point of the match, the Orange could not even muster one. After Masha Tritou and Dina Hegab dropped their third doubles match, 1-6, Knutson and Ramirez lost four straight games to clinch the doubles point for the Shockers. Down a point, SU needed to win four of its six singles matches to beat WSU. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly on, SU’s best three players were overmatched by WSU’s top half of the lineup. Sofya Golubovskaya was blindsided by the play of No. 124 Sandra Honigova from the start. The SU freshman only won two of 14 games, and her loss gave the Shockers a two-point lead. Next to Golubovskaya, Ramirez struggled in second singles. Ramirez took the first game of the match after a pair of forehand winners, but her early lead erased quickly. Down 1-4, the sophomore started to get frustrated after floating a couple of shots past the endline. After a 2-6 first set defeat, Ramirez dealt with identical problems and dropped her second set in similar fashion. The 2-6, 2-6 loss meant the Orange’s chances of a victory were becoming bleak. The attention turned to No. 5 Knutson. SU’s first singles player, who hadn’t dropped a match to a player currently ranked outside of the top 10 all season, was overmatched from the start. Knutson’s opponent, WSU’s No. 72 Fatima Bizhukova, dominated with her serve early. By countering Knutson’s first serve, Bizhukova started to take early points and took a 4-0 lead. As Knutson fought back, she started to overhit her targets and couldn’t hold on in rallies resulting in a 2-6 first set loss. Knutson opened the second set with her forehand to put herself up early. As the score leveled at 2-2, Knutson started to slow down as Bizhukova began to exploit the middle of the court. As the end of the match neared, Knutson threw her hands up in the air and hit her racket to the ground as she missed an easy forehand winner that floated out of bounds at 3-5. In a day filled with missed opportunities from Syracuse, Knutson summed up the match with that one reaction: utter frustration. Knutson’s 2-6, 3-6 loss clinched the match for the Shockers and ended SU’s season.In a year where Syracuse more than doubled its win total, knocked off then-No. 3 Georgia Tech and boasted a winning conference record for the first time in five years, the Orange’s season ended to a team that didn’t have a top-35 win on the season, until Friday.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Marta Bellucco was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error.  Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 11, 2018 at 3:35 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more

Bethard links up with responsible gaming expert Magnus Rydeving

first_img Bet on Alfa demonstrates integrity commitment with IBIA membership October 1, 2019 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share Submit Eight operators fall foul of Spelinspektionen July 1, 2019 Bethard.com has announced Magnus Rydeving, one of Sweden’s most influential experts in gaming and gaming responsibilities, as its latest acquisition. Rydeving is currently running Spelnykter.se, where he lectures and educates about issues related to gambling addiction, as well as coaching people with gambling problems alongside their relatives. Through his role as external expert, it is hoped he will help Bethard become a leading firm in the realm of gaming responsibility.“I am incredibly happy and proud that we will be working with Magnus, as he has enormous knowledge within what we consider to be a very important area,” explained Erik Skarp, founder and CEO of Bethard Group. “It was far from obvious that one of the gaming industry’s loudest critics would show such an open mind and agree to cooperate with us about the issue. However, now everything is in place and I look forward to, along with Magnus, making our vision to make Bethard one of the safest gaming alternatives on the market a reality.”“Those who know me have hardly been able to avoid the fact that I am highly critical about how the majority of gaming companies handle gaming issues and gaming responsibilities. I have to admit that at first I was very hesitant to help Bethard when they reached out to me,” Rydeving added. “But I quite quickly realised that the company was serious about becoming better and taking greater responsibility. I see this as a great opportunity to change the system from the inside – and to be a part of working towards responsible gaming in a regulated gaming market.”Rydeving will have full transparency with the company’s systems and relevant processes. He will continue to work with Spelnykter in addition to his work with Bethard.Bethard.com is based in Malta and is also licensed in Denmark and the UK. A Swedish licence has also been applied for. Bethard Group becomes the latest to join IBIA September 17, 2019last_img read more

Esports Gold announces $5 million ICO

first_imgOnline media aggregator for the esports community, Esports Gold has announced its going to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim of raising $5.4 million (£4.06m) in Ether tokens to establish what it calls the ‘first all-encompassing esports entertainment hub’.Esports Gold also states that it aims to provide the community with ‘an ethical esports betting platform and content aggregator including streaming, reviews and data provisions’.The fully-costed ICO, which will provide investors with its ESG tokens, begins today, 16th October.Early investors will gain a discount when purchasing the tokens, providing them with 300 ESG for every Ether invested, compared to 100:1 after the initial cap has been reached.The ICO has assembled a strong and varied advisory board of experts, led by director Sean Hynes who is a chartered accountant and has primarily advised on M&A in recent years.He is joined by Danny Meaney, founder of UP Ventures which specialises in digital start-ups, Raj Sharma, previously Financial Director of Virgin Games, now part of Gamesys, and technology entrepreneur Brendon Thomas.The betting product, which will be fully regulated under the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority, and based on the FSB Technology platform, will look to offer its players a far more expansive betting offering compared to what’s currently available. There will be more specific esports markets and a wider number of titles covered, including Smite, Heroes of the Storm, FIFA and Call of Duty.Sean Hynes, Director of Esports Gold, said: “The esports community has remained fragmented despite its meteoric rise in recent years. We believe our platform will bring gamers and bettors together for the first time in one functional, entertaining online space.“The Esports Gold white paper is a comprehensive outline of our vision, and with such a strong technical and legal backing from experts across various sectors, investors can be confident in its success when the proposed platform is rolled out.“We have grown frustrated with the make-up of the esports space in recent years and we’re sure other players and fans feel the same. Our proposed solution will finally bring news, content and betting into one functional site.”Esports Gold has released its white paper outlining how it will provide the holistic offering in one platform. It underlines the following:How Esports Gold will consolidate various areas of the esports community and the development process behind thisHow Esports Gold will provide a secure, profitable investment opportunity through its Ethereum-based ESG token, with fully-costed financial projectionsHow Esports Gold’s betting product will disrupt and add to the limited offering currently availableEsports Insider says: The initial coin offering is the start of the process for Esports Gold’s creation of a dedicated and comprehensive betting platform, something that could stand to do well given the relative lack of competition in the space.last_img read more

John Ross injury update: Bengals wide receiver (hamstring) could practice as soon as this weekend

first_img“He won’t play this Thursday. Sunday would be the target for him. He’ll get a full two weeks of practice before Seattle,” Taylor said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer.Ross has missed all of training camp and will now miss Cincinnati’s third preseason game. Related News John Ross could be back on the field soon.The oft-injured Bengals wide receiver has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined since the end of July. But now, coach Zac Taylor said Ross is expected to practice as early as this weekend. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals receiver (ankle) remains in walking boot He dealt with a knee injury his rookie season and played in just three games and didn’t record a reception. Ross came back in 2018 to catch 21 passes for 210 yardsHe is expected to be among quarterback Andy Dalton’s favorite targets this season, but Cincinnati’s depth chart is looking thin with an injury to fellow receiver A.J. Green.last_img read more

Wellington tennis and golf teams hit the road Friday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys tennis and golf team were busy Friday. Here are results from their tournaments.Winfield tennis tournamentWellington finished seventh out of nine teams Friday afternoon.Wellington accumulated 27 points. Winfield won the tournament with 46 points. The No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles players were combined to one singles and doubles division.Brock Edwards finished seventh in singles while Will Long placed 11th. In doubles, Adams/Oathout finished eighth, while Langford/Rademacher placed 15th.“This was a very tough tournament with the top players from Pittsburg and Independence showing up,” said Allen Keller, Wellington tennis coach. “Winfield has a very good team this year and will finish, I predict, in the top five teams at the 4A State Tournament in a few weeks.”The varsity leave meet is set for next Monday, May 2.Collegiate Invitational at CheneyWichita Collegiate decided to hold its Invitational in Cheney at the Cherry Oaks Golf Course. Wellington finished with a 337 as a team placing 10th out of 13 teams. Andover won the event with a 298. Graysen DeJarnett was Wellington’s top golfer Friday, shooting an 81 – three strokes from medaling.Other scores were: Skyler Crittenden 82, Jonah Luna 87, Ty Wilson 87, Joe Friesen 90 and Carson LeGrand 93.Wellington golfers will travel to Hesston Thursday.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Eight COVID-19 deaths reported in Cerro Gordo County, one in Hancock

first_imgFloyd862 Floyd61 Hancock704 DES MOINES — Eight of the 18 new COVID-19-related deaths reported to the state of Iowa in the last 24 hours are from Cerro Gordo County, with another from Hancock County. The Cerro Gordo County deaths took place between July 8th and the 15th. Seven of those were people over the age of 80, while one was a person in the 61-80 age range.  As of newstime, no other details about the death in Hancock County have been released. That brings the number of deaths in our immediate listening area since the start of the pandemic to 16 — nine in Cerro Gordo; two each in Butler, Floyd, and Hancock; and one in Wright. 61 more positive cases of COVID-19 in our listening area were also confirmed in the 24-hour period leading up to 11 o’clock this morning — 17 of those in Cerro Gordo; 14 in Kossuth; five each in Butler, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Wright; four in Hancock; three in Worth; two in Floyd; and one in Franklin. The new cases bring the area’s pandemic total to 1316 — 409 in Wright; 364 in Cerro Gordo; 118 in Franklin; 86 in Floyd; 75 in Butler; 70 in Hancock; 58 in Kossuth; 53 in Mitchell; 52 in Winnebago and 31 in Worth. Nine more people with COVID-19 have been reported as fully recovered — six in Cerro Gordo; and single cases in Butler, Mitchell, and Winnebago — to bring the area total to 765, or just under 60%. Looking at the statewide numbers in the same 24-hour period leading up to 11 o’clock this morning — 830 more cases of COVID-19 have been reported for a pandemic total of 36,866. 258 more have recovered for a total of 27,360. DeathsNew Wright1 Hancock21 Kossuth Worth313 Worth10 Kossuth5814 Butler2 Butler561 Winnebago Cerro Gordo36417 Mitchell371 Mitchell535 Franklin Confirmed CasesNew Cases Floyd2 Wright332 Area Total7659 Kossuth27 Cerro Gordo98 Franklin1181 RecoveredNew Recovered Winnebago525 Area Total16 Wright4095 Butler755 Hancock50 Worth Mitchell Winnebago241 Cerro Gordo996 Franklin69 Area Total131661last_img read more