Statement from Professional Game Board

first_imgChris Booy, Professional Game Board Chair said: “I can confirm that the Professional Game Board which incorporates representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Championship Clubs has given provisional authorisation for Premiership and Championship Rugby clubs to move to Stage 1: Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance.”The clubs will need to satisfy a number of requirements to start Stage 1 as we continue the huge amount of work being undertaken to enable a safe return to training.”The welfare of the players, management and staff is our only priority, and we look forward to the season resuming when it is safe to do so.”Click here for the DCMS Guidance on Stage 1Before starting Stage 1, which allows for individual conditioning (or groups of individuals conditioning) in a performance environment with strict social distancing maintained at all times, clubs will need to provide a written declaration to Premiership Rugby and the RFU that they have met a number of key criteria. These include:All players and support staff must undertake an Education Module which will inform a formal “opt in” process for return to training.Confirmation of the appointment of both a Covid-19 Manager and Covid-19 Medical Lead.Clear guidance regarding cleaning and hygiene standards for training facilities.The provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate for the setting.Confirmation of a daily medical screening for players and support staff, which involves the completion of a symptom checklist and temperature check before entering the training facility.No timescale has been set for clubs to move to Stage 2 or Stage 3 which involves the safe return of Gallagher Premiership Rugby.last_img read more

High school bowling: Parkway teams keep perfect records intact; Airline, Benton boys win

first_imgThe Parkway boys and girls teams kept their perfect records intact with victories Thursday at Holiday Lanes.In boys matches, Parkway defeated Haughton 21.5-5.5, Airline downed Byrd 22-5, Benton defeated Bossier 23.5-3.5 and Loyola College Prep slipped past Minden 15-12.Parkway improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 1. Airline improved to 6-1 and 2-1. Benton raised its overall record to 5-2. The Tigers lead District 2 at 3-0. Loyola is a game back at 2-1.In the only girls match, Parkway blanked Loyola 27-0.The Lady Panthers are 8-0 and have a two-game lead over Airline in the standings.Parkway’s Nicole Taylor had the day’s high game of 233 and series of 578 among all bowlers. She also bowled a 170 and 175.Parkway’s Traclyn Bell bowled a 169 high game and Katie Black had a 168.Parkway’s Destin Meza topped all boys bowlers with a 207 high game and 565 series. He also bowled a 170 and 178.Parkway’s James Benjamin had a 178 high game and Alex Bequette a 176.Brandon Simmons topped Haughton with a 192 high game and 516 series. Johnathan Brown had a 188 and Christian Silba a 179.Dominic Rivers led Airline with a 201 high game and 501 series. Marvin Scott had a 173 and Brian Fielding bowled a 170.Parker King had Benton’s high game of 162. Austin Sepeda had the Tigers’ high series of 433, including a 159. Caitlin Lawrence bowled a 144.Chris Whisnant led Bossier with a 173 high game and 396 series. Brenden Hohesntien bowled a 137 and Nick Thomas a 116.NOTE: Results courtesy of Holiday Lanes.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Transfer gossip: Chelsea ‘face competition for Sancho’

first_imgThe Daily Express have again picked up on reports claiming that Chelsea will battle with Manchester City in a fight to sign Inter Milan youngster Lorenzo Pirola.It comes after Serie B News claimed that Chelsea and City have both enquired about the defender.Pantic ‘wants Partizan return’Embed from Getty Images Chelsea continue to be linked with Jadon Sancho.The England international has been tipped to move to the Premier League from Borussia Dortmund this summer.AdChoices广告Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with Sancho, who was a Blues fan as a boy.The Daily Mail have picked up on reports in Spain claiming that the two English clubs now face competition from Real Madrid, who are apparently also interested in him. Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chilwell speculation continuesEmbed from Getty Images Danilo Pantic is reportedly set to turn down the offer of a new deal at Chelsea and look to cut his ties with the club this summer.The Express have picked up on reports in Pantic’s native Serbia claiming that Chelsea are ready to offer him a three-year extension even though he has not made a first-team appearance for them since being signed from Partizan in 2015.He has been out on loan a number of times, most recently with Hungarian side Fehervar.Serbian newspaper Telegraf have reported that Pantic, whose current Chelsea contract runs until 2021, is seeking a move back to Partizan.[scriptless] Chelsea also continue to be linked with Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.The Athletic say Chelsea have made Chilwell one of their main transfer targets but that the England international could cost up to £85m.Pirola linked againEmbed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Club underlines Chelsea player’s name for transfer – Blues could favour…

first_imgFcInterNews reported on Tuesday the France international’s name emerged on a list of targets at Inter Milan following Alexis Sánchez’s latest injury setback.Calciomercato brings the latest update and the report’s headline reads ‘Giroud is an opportunity for Inter’.It’s claimed Antonio Conte was left disappointed by the club’s failure to sign Edin Džeko from AS Roma as it has left a gap in the squad.He wants Inter to strengthen the squad by signing an attacker in January and among the profiles considered so far, Giroud’s name is underlined.Embed from Getty ImagesFrance coach Didier Deschamps admitted the former Arsenal striker “suffers because of his situation” at Chelsea and the player is aware his place in the national team for Euro 2020 is at risk.With his contract set to expire after this season, Calciomercato claims Chelsea could favour a sale in January to raise some cash.A Chelsea extension option isn’t mentioned.Inter are one of the clubs looking at Giroud because of his physical and technical characteristics, and he can be used as a backup to Lukaku or as a partner to the Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undo Olivier Giroud has found it difficult to find regular playing time at Chelsea as Frank Lampard has preferred Tammy Abraham to lead the Blues’ attack this season.last_img read more

Dončičs: the whole team appreciated Porziņģis’ actions

first_imgThe fact that Kristaps Porziņģis defended Luka Dončič was appreciated by the entire Dallas “Mavericks” team, but his expulsion was not fair, Dončič himself admitted after the match. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Already reported, Porziņģis scored 14 points and six rebounds, but the Mavericks conceded in the first game of the Orlando playoffs with a score of 110: 118 in the Los Angeles Clippers and won 0-1 in four finals in the Western Conference quarter-finals. The game ended prematurely when he went to defend teammate Dončič, who clashed with Clippers striker Markus Morris, and earned a second technical note.“Porziņģis defended me. Not only me, but the whole team appreciated it,” said Dončičs, who stood out with 42 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.“I don’t think his expulsion was fair, especially in the playoffs. I had to play without him, which was difficult,” the Slovenian continued.The second game in the “Mavericks” and “Clippers” series will take place on Wednesday.last_img read more

Volleyball Div 1: Nigeria Police Detain Imo Babes On Day 6

first_imgNigeria Police Force came from two sets down to beat Imo Babes 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 19-25, 25-20, 15-8) in the women’s category on Day 6 of the National Volleyball League Division One in Bauchi.Nigeria Police Force started the game well by winning the first set 25-22, but could not maintain the momentum as Imo Babes won the second (25-17) and third set (25-19).The Taiwo Oladipupo led Nigeria Police team came out smoking to win the fourth set by 25-20 and eventually secure a win in the match by snatching the fifth set by 15-8.Head coach of Nigeria Police, Taiwo Oladipupo admitted that Imo Babes gave his team a stern examination but blamed his players for underrating the opponent and failing to “play to instructions”.“I must admit that Imo Babes made me very uncomfortable and made me unbalanced after they won the second and third sets of the match. They showed determination and zeal to beat us but my girls were the better side; we took advantage of their lapses in the fourth set and won the game.“We could have easily beaten them but my players underrated them and did not play according to instruction. This almost cost us the game but I am happy we eventually won”, he addedThe coach of Imo Babes, Uche Ogbonna commended his team for putting up a strong fight against the Police team.“I commend my players for their exceptional performance today; the crowd cheered us because they were happy with what they saw in our team. We lost to a more experienced and lessons have been learnt”.Meanwhile, Niger Brass secured their first win after beating ABM of Katsina 3-2 (18-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-17, 15-13)Other results are:Sunshine Spikers v Offa VC 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-15)COAS Spikers v Kada Kings 3-2 (25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 12-25, 15-7)Relatedlast_img read more

FA to groom local coaches to take over Black Stars job

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantekyi says a Ghanaian Coach is capable of taking over the Black Stars job with the necessary technical and tactical upgrade and certification.The FA since 2006 has formulated a development plan to empower indigenous coaches to take over all the national teams in the immediate future.The FA President Kwesi Nyantekyi has told Joy Sports come next season local coaches will be given the opportunity to under study coaches in Europe.“We have an elaborate training programme and we hope that within the shortest possible time we will have many people being eligible to handle the Black Stars team,” he said.He said the training programme also includes women who will acquire the necessary experience and exposure to compete for coaching positions in the country.Source: Joy Sports/ read more

Updated 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 200 Cheat Sheet for non-PPR leagues

first_imgWhen you’re putting together your 2019 fantasy football cheat sheet, what’s the first thing you need to add (after a good list of team names, of course)? A solid Top 200 rankings for standard, non-PPR leagues. Yeah, draft strategies, tiers, sleepers/busts, and all that other good stuff is important, but a Top 200 list best replicates what happens when your actual draft or auction begins: You’re just staring at a bunch of names. You might as well start staring now.As we always caution, our Top 200 isn’t a glorified mock draft, nor is it a list of projected point scorers. If it was, Eli Manning would be in the top 25, and nobody wants that. You can have an airtight draft strategy, but it all goes out the window when your buddy overdrafts your favorite sleeper TE by four rounds just because they went to the same college. You can’t predict everything that’s going to happen in a draft, so don’t take our Top 200 as gospel while you’re drafting. LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY RB PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWFantasy Football Rankings: Top 200Rankings based on standard scoring leaguesRankPlayerPositionTeam1Saquon BarkleyRBGiants2Alvin KamaraRBSaints3Christian McCaffreyRBPanthers4Le’Veon BellRBJets5Todd GurleyRBRams6DeAndre HopkinsWRTexans7James ConnerRBSteelers8Davante AdamsWRPackers9Julio JonesWRFalcons10Michael ThomasWRSaints11Joe MixonRBBengals12David JohnsonRBCardinals13Odell Beckham Jr.WRBrowns14Leonard FournetteRBJaguars15Dalvin CookRBVikings16JuJu Smith-SchusterWRSteelers17Tyreek HillWRChiefs18Antonio BrownWRRaiders19Adam ThielenWRVikings20Kerryon JohnsonRBLions21Ezekiel ElliottRBCowboys22Mark IngramRBRavens23Keenan AllenWRChargers24Patrick Mahomes IIQBChiefs25Tevin ColemanRB49ers26Mike EvansWRBuccaneers27Calvin RidleyWRFalcons28Amari CooperWRCowboys29Aaron JonesRBPackers30Travis KelceTEChiefs31Nick ChubbRBBrowns32Marlon MackRBColts33Derrick HenryRBTitans34Zach ErtzTEEagles35Damien WilliamsRBChiefs36Brandin CooksWRRams37Chris CarsonRBSeahawks38Deshaun WatsonQBTexans39Matt RyanQBFalcons40Phillip LindsayRBBroncos41Devonta FreemanRBFalcons42George KittleTE49ers43Stefon DiggsWRVikings44Melvin GordonRBChargers45Sony MichelRBPatriots46Kenny GolladayWRLions47Aaron RodgersQBPackers48Josh JacobsRBRaiders49Alshon JefferyWREagles50Jarvis LandryWRBrowns51Russell WilsonQBSeahawks52Tarik CohenRBBears53Will Fuller VWRTexans54Cooper KuppWRRams55Evan EngramTEGiants56Baker MayfieldQBBrowns57James WhiteRBPatriots58Kenyan DrakeRBDolphins59Mike WilliamsWRChargers60Tyler LockettWRSeahawks61Robert WoodsWRRams62T.Y. HiltonWRColts63Corey DavisWRTitans64O.J. HowardTEBuccaneers65Julian EdelmanWRPatriots66A.J. GreenWRBengals67Jordan HowardRBEagles68Jared GoffQBRams69Drew BreesQBSaints70Derrius GuiceRBRedskins71Philip RiversQBChargers72Jared CookTESaints73Carson WentzQBEagles74Ronald JonesRBBuccaneers75Sammy WatkinsWRChiefs76Kirk CousinsQBVikings77Allen RobinsonWRBears78Latavius MurrayRBSaints79David MontgomeryRBBears80Devin SingletaryRBBills81Austin EkelerRBChargers82Royce FreemanRBBroncos83Justin JacksonRBChargers84Dion LewisRBTitans85Ben RoethlisbergerQBSteelers86Tyler BoydWRBengals87Chris GodwinWRBuccaneers88D.J. MooreWRPanthers89Hunter HenryTEChargers90Miles SandersRBEagles91Marvin JonesWRLions92Adrian PetersonRBRedskins93Kalen BallageRBDolphins94Dak PrescottQBCowboys95Trey BurtonTEBears96Eric EbronTEColts97Sterling ShepardWRGiants98Duke Johnson Jr.RBTexans99Courtland SuttonWRBroncos100DeSean JacksonWREagles101Derek CarrQBRaiders102Tony PollardRBCowboys103Darwin ThompsonRBChiefs104Matt BreidaRB49ers105Ito SmithRBFalcons106Gus EdwardsRBRavens107Peyton BarberRBBuccaneers108Mitchell TrubiskyQBBears109Cam NewtonQBPanthers110Tom BradyQBPatriots111Delanie WalkerTETitans112Tyrell WilliamsWRRaiders113Chicago BearsD/ST114Rashaad PennyRBSeahawks115Larry FitzgeraldWRCardinals116Geronimo AllisonWRPackers117Josh AllenQBBills118Anthony MillerWRBears119Curtis SamuelWRPanthers120James WashingtonWRSteelers121Golden TateWRGiants122Jimmy GrahamTEPackers123David NjokuTEBrowns124Greg OlsenTEPanthers125Nyheim HinesRBColts126Carlos HydeRBTexans127John BrownWRBills128Dede WestbrookWRJaguars129Robby AndersonWRJets130Los Angeles RamsD/ST131Emmanuel SandersWRBroncos132Darrell HendersonRBRams133Alexander MattisonRBVikings134Justice HillRBRavens135Donte MoncriefWRSteelers136Mike DavisRBBears137Matthew StaffordQBLions138Giovani BernardRBBengals139Damien HarrisRBPatriots140Devin FunchessWRColts141Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWRPackers142Josh GordonWRPatriots143Jaron BrownWRSeahawks144Willie SneadWRRavens145Vance McDonaldTESteelers146New England PatriotsD/ST147Los Angeles ChargersD/ST 148Jack DoyleTEColts149Pittsburgh SteelersD/ST150Jameis WinstonQBBuccaneers151Kyler MurrayQBCardinals152Kansas City ChiefsD/ST153Jimmy GaroppoloQB49ers154Marcus MariotaQBTitans155Minnesota VikingsD/ST156C.J. AndersonRBLions157Frank GoreRBBills158Denver BroncosD/ST159Houston TexansD/ST160Kyle RudolphTEVikings161Jordan ReedTERedskins162Indianapolis ColtsD/ST163Jalen RichardRBRaiders164Michael GallupWRCowboys165Austin HooperTEFalcons166LeSean McCoyRBChiefs167T.J. YeldonRBBills168Chris ThompsonRBRedskins169Jaylen SamuelsRBSteelers170Lamar JacksonQBRavens171Kareem HuntRBBrowns172Dallas CowboysD/ST173Cleveland BrownsD/ST174Tre’Quan SmithWRSaints175Dante PettisWR49ers176New Orleans SaintsD/ST177Washington RedskinsD/ST178Christian KirkWRCardinals179Keke CouteeWRTexans180Jamison CrowderWRJets181Zay JonesWRBills182Ty MontgomeryRBJets183Preston WilliamsWRDolphins184DK MetcalfWRSeahawks185Paul RichardsonWRRedskins186Baltimore RavensD/ST187Marqise LeeWRJaguars188Sam DarnoldQBJets189Justin TuckerKRavens190Wil LutzKSaints191Greg ZuerleinKRams192Harrison ButkerKChiefs193Ka’imi FairbairnKTexans194Stephen GostkowskiKPatriots195Michael BadgleyKChargers196Matt BryantKFalcons197Jake ElliottKEagles198Brett MaherKCowboys199Jason MyersKSeahawks200Aldrick RosasKGiantscenter_img DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetInstead, think of it as a guide to help navigate through those murky draft waters. A 12-team, 16-round draft has 192 picks. Unfortunately, 12 of those will be kickers, which we’ve listed at the bottom so they don’t get in the way. That leaves 180 real picks (although RB handcuffs will account for some of those). You’ll go off the board for some, but for the most part, you’ll be taking the players listed below. We’ve ranked a lot of WRs and RBs, but we also have enough QBs for everyone to get a backup. We also include 15 D/STs and 21 TEs, which should be more than enough.2019 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Top 200This list will be updated more times than you can count throughout the preseason, so check back to see all the changes. For more analysis of each player, see our positional rankings linked below, and to put our Top 200 in action against other consensus rankings, check out FantasyPros’ Mock Draft Simulator.2019 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kickerlast_img read more

Gibson sacked as Proteas coach as CSA take a gamble

first_imgSouth Africa’s World Cup coach Ottis Gibson found himself out of a job Sunday as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced plans to interlace the roles of Proteas coach and manager, as well as appointing a director of cricket whowill oversee all cricketing decisions within the system.These changes will take effect immediately, meaning CSA are now on the hunt for both a director of cricket and a team director.CSA’s manager of cricket pathways and the Proteas’ 2011 World Cup coach Corrie van Zyl will take on the role of acting director of cricket and, together with chief executive Thabang Moroe, will select an interim team director, his management staff, the captain and a selection panel for the tour of India that starts on September 15.CSA will also advertise for full-time appointments for director of cricket, team director and convener of selectors.Van Zyl said the team director role would be that of head coach, combined with some of the responsibilities of former manager Mohammed Moosajee, who performed that role with aplomb since 2008, but has stood down.“The team director is in charge of the team as a whole – in other words, he is the head coach, but the job does combine certain aspects of the manager’s role.“He will appoint all his own support and admin staff and will also have the support of a chief medical officer.“The team director will report to the director of cricket.“We need to make those interim appointments as soon as possible because in a month’s time the Proteas will be packing for India,” Van Zyl told The Citizen.Gibson’s two-year contract was due to expire next month.While he still had considerable support within the team – with captain Faf du Plessis once again backing him to continue when interviewed at the CSA Awards dinner on Saturday – a terrible World Cup, in which SA won just three of nine matches, was always likely to be his downfall.The Proteas also lost a Test series at home to Sri Lanka for the first time, in February.Gibson led the Proteas to home Test series wins against India and Australia, as well as winning one-day series in Sri Lanka and Australia.SA will play three Test matches in India, their opening fixtures of the new World Test Championship, and an already daunting tour will now be undertaken with interim leadership.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Brenda Sue Spencer Purdy died Jan. 2, 2018; funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

first_imgBrenda PurdyBrenda Sue Spencer Purdy died on January 2, 2018.Brenda was the mother of Terri Campbell (Alan) of Wellington, Barry Purdy (Sondra) and Brad Purdy of Ponca City; grandmother of Sandy Willard (Noah), Dale Purdy (Kayla), Leah Stewart (Cooper), Austin Campbell (Bridget), Megan Campbell, Brandon Purdy, and Abbie Purdy; great grandmother to Kyntli, Crew and Kambelle Willard, Emma Stewart, Keegan and Kennedy Purdy.She was the sister of Becky Davis of Ponca City, Okla. and Bill Spencer of Ada, Okla. Her family and friends states:“We will come together on Saturday, January 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington to mourn because we are human and to rejoice because we are Christian, and to thank God for the gift of Brenda’s life, and to celebrate the power of Jesus’ Resurrection because we are Easter people in life and in death.”Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist church children’s ministry.last_img read more