Gomes leaves Man United after rejecting new contract

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Highly-rated young attacking midfielder Angel Gomes has left Manchester United after rejecting a new contract offer, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.Gomes worked his way through the ranks to become the first player born in the 2000s to represent United, making his debut against Crystal Palace at the end of 2016-2017 season. But the 19-year-old struggled for regular first-team opportunities under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, featuring in six matches across all competitions this season.Chelsea have been linked with Gomes in British media reports, but their manager Frank Lampard has dismissed suggestions his club made a lucrative offer for the player.“I can elaborate to the point that it’s never been mentioned on my end. That’s it,” Lampard said.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Angel GomesCrystal PalaceManchester Unitedlast_img read more

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Essex beat Worcs in thriller to win T20 Blast for first time

first_imgESSEX captain Simon Harmer came in to play a cameo captain’s innings at the end to lead the Eagles to their first T20 title with a stunning final-ball victory over holders Worcestershire.Chasing a Worcestershire total of 145-9, Essex looked on the ropes at 82-5.But Ravi Bopara smashed an unbeaten 36 to keep them in touch, before Harmer came in to hammer 18 off just seven balls to see his side over the line on 148-6.Worcestershire had faced the same situation of two needed to win off the last ball in their semi-final win over Notts.But Wayne Parnell could not repeat his earlier dot ball, as Harmer carved him to the square cover boundary to end Worcestershire’s hopes of becoming the first team to successfully defend the T20 trophy.The South African spinner, who has been talked about as a likely candidate to qualify for England, had earlier starred with the ball.He took 4-19 to set up his side’s comfortable semi-final win over first-time Finals Day contestants Derbyshire, before following that with an even more economical 3-16 in the final.It means one side will end up with two of this season’s three domestic trophies this week, when new T20 kings Essex meet One-Day Cup winners Somerset at Taunton.The County Championship’s top two meet in a match that will decide the Division Two title, starting tomorrow.ESSEX EDGE EDGBASTON THRILLERHaving won the toss and put Essex in, the first-time finalists took just three balls to strike before Dan Lawrence bowled Hamish Rutherford.It was to be 56 runs – and eight overs – later before they struck again when Harmer found himself on a hat-trick for the second time in the day.On 32, Rapids captain Moeen Ali gave him a difficult low return catch then Ben Cox – man-of-the-match in last year’s final – was lbw sweeping to the next delivery, with Wayne Parnell having to survive a huge shout to the hat-trick ball.Riki Wessels battled on to the 16th over to make 31 off 34 balls, supported by 19 apiece from Parnell and Daryl Mitchell and a few late blows from Brett D’Oliveira, but it did not look enough.It did not always seem that way, especially when semi-final half-centurion Cameron Delport holed out to long-off from the second ball of Parnell’s first over.Adam Wheater then reverse-swept Mitchell onto his stumps, before Parnell returned to remove opener Tom Westley for 36 and Moeen struck twice to get rid of Ryan ten Doeschate and danger man Dan Lawrence.But the tide started to turn again when quarter-final match-winner Bopara put the previously economical Moeen into the crowd off his last ball.And, although Pat Brown ended Bopara’s 47-run stand with Simon Walter, the nerveless Harmer came in to have the final word. (BBC Sport).last_img read more

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Lagos Gov’s Cup Tennis: Nigerian Duo in Doubles Q/finals

first_imgSome Nigerian male players have fought their ways into the quarter finals of the doubles event of the first leg (Futures 5) in the ongoing 16th edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.Henry Atseye and Enosoregbe Clifford will play against the duo of Tunisian Moez Echargui and Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun in today’s quarterfinals at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, while Thomas Otu pairs with Kofi Tsatsu Segbedzie from Ghana and they will slug it out with Spanish Lopez-Perez Enrique and Boy Westerhof of The Netherlands.Meanwhile, the quest of some Nigerian players to make impact in the Singles event, especially the men’s, is getting tougher by the day as some of them who make it to the second round will have to contend with wars on courts if they want to play in the quarter finals. Christopher Anefu will play against tournament number 3 from Egypt, Karim-Mohamed, while Henry Atseye will have his hands full when he face Boy Westerhof, who is number six seed.Clifford Enosoregbe will battle Maciej Smola from Poland, while Sylvester Emmanuel will face number seven seed, Alexis Klegou from Benin Republic.In other second round pairings in the Men’s Singles, number one seed, Spain’s Enrique will play against Duncan Mugabe of Uganda, while number five seed, Mina Gianni from France will face Pavel Mirobyan from Russia.In the women’s singles, top seed Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece will play Indian Prarthana Thombare. Number 2 seed, Tadeja Majeric from Slovakia will battle Venugopal Talachar from India.The results of matches of the first round that were concluded yesterday were not favourable to the Nigerians taking part in this year’s Governor’s Cup. Moses Michael failed to live up to expectations as he was humbled by France’s Calvin Hemery in straight set of 6-3,6-2.Moses confessed in the post match interview that the French player was good that him. “I lost to a player who did not allow me to play at all. I tried my best but he played better than me and there was nothing I could do to help the situation,” said Moses.Another French player, Gianni Mina beat Umaru Balami in 6-0,6-0 game. Nonso Madueke lost 3-6,0-6 to Polish Karol Drzewiecki. Albert Bisong Bikom lost 1-6,0-6 to Indian Sasi Kumar Mukund. Nonso Madueke was beaten 3-6,0-6 by Polish Karol Drzewiecki.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Seven key reasons to attend Betting on Football 2017

first_img SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 CEOs to share post-COVID-19 vision at industry’s biggest online conference March 26, 2020 Betting on Football 2017, the fourth incarnation of the largest international football and betting trade conference, will take place at Stamford Bridge from 3-5 May.With no less than 130 leading industry speakers, #bofcon2017 is set to deliver the most senior speaker line-up of any betting conference to date.SBC Events Director Lizzie Blake explained that there is something for everyone at this multi-faceted event and highlighted seven key reasons for people to attend.                       Access to the betting industry’s key decision makers“You get 1-on-1 access to 800+ senior executives from operators, affiliates, football clubs, and key suppliers from Europe and beyond,” Blake explained.The extensive list of executives confirmed for Betting on Football includes: Chairman of 888, CEO of Oddset.de; CEO of BetBright, CEO of Favbet, COO of BetOlimp, Director of Codere Apuestas, Executive Director of SBOBET, Managing Director of EnergyBet, Group VP of 500.com, Co-founder of Comeon!, CEO of BetOnBrazil, Sports Director of BetVictor, CEO of Betcart, CEO of 12BET, COO of FUN88 / TLC BET, Sports Director of Betway, Head of Performance Marketing of bet365, CEO of Novibet, CMO and CPO of Mybet, COO of OddsRing, COO of Smarkets, Co-founder of Vbet, Invest Manager of Penta Investments, COO of Luckia.es, Director of Livesport Media, CEO & Co-founder of Squawka, CCO of AC Milan, MD of AS Roma and Director of Manchester City.Unrivaled source of industry expertise and knowledge“You, your company and team members will hear and learn from the absolute best and brightest in the sports betting industry. In fact, we have 130 expert speakers to make sure of this!”The list of confirmed speakers includes:Shay Segev, COO, GVC HoldingsJohn O’Reilly, Non-Executive Director, William HillFabio Schiavolin, CEO, SNAIPer Widerstrom, CEO, Fortuna Entertainment GroupBritt Boeskov, CPO, Kindred GroupZeno Ossko, Managing Director, BetstarsMarkus Peuler, CEO, MybetJim Humberstone, GVC Holdings, Group Trading & B2B DirectorNiels Erik Folmann, CEO, Danske SpilJesper Kaarbrink, CEO, Mr GreenJohan Styren, CEO, Leo VegasAlexander Martin, Board Member, Merkur / CashpointDavid Bazak, CEO, 10BetSergey Portnov, CEO, ParimatchGive your business a boost “You can easily convert your new acquaintances and meetings into business leads and bring back plenty of ROI from the event.”Network at some of London’s leading event venuesKensington Roof Gardens, the famous restaurant and club owned by Richard Branson, is the location for the official networking party Wednesday 3rd May.‘Under the Bridge’, a famous club below Stamford Bridge, is the venue for the closing party on Thursday 4th May. Roman Abramovich’s favourite venue was recently refurbished for £30 million.Check out the latest products to shake up the industry“You can discover new products and business opportunities from the 40 exhibitors in the 1,400 sqm large exhibition area, which also includes two large networking areas for sit down meetings.”Organise high-level meetings before and during and the event“We have made sure that you can use the Conference App (iOS and Android Stores) to access a list of all attendees. You have the option to message everyone to arrange meetings before and during the event.”Leave your purses and wallets at home“Once you have paid for your conference ticket, everything is free! This includes breakfast, lunch, exhibition, conference sessions, networking drinks, networking events and parties, and much more.“On top of that we have deliberately kept the ticket costs to an absolute minimum considering the value provided by top speakers, sessions, networking and high level business opportunities,” Blake concluded.____________________________________Download the agenda and book tickets here: http://sbcevents.co.uk/betting-on-football-2017/Not convinced yet? Have a look at this video from last year’s event: https://youtu.be/wFuXtiEk8aA StumbleUpon Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020 Submit Share Related Articleslast_img read more

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