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188BET expands UK racing presence with Chester Cup sponsorship

first_img Peter Nolan joins Digitain as strategic consultant May 29, 2020 Share 188BET becomes official sponsor of F1 Asia January 10, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Tote will return to Chester and Bangor-on-Dee December 18, 2019 Related Articles Share Godolphin stable runner Natural Scenery and Sea of Heaven are the early favourites for the 2017 Chester Cup on Wednesday 10 May, which will be sponsored by 188BET.Sports betting and casino operator 188BET expressed its delight at being involved with such a “prestigious and historic race”. The seven-race meet will get underway at 13:50, with the feature 188BET Chester Cup taking place at 14:55.Nigel Singer, 188BET Managing Director, said: “We are very happy to be announcing our involvement with such a prestigious and historic race as the Chester Cup. We fully recognise the standing of the race together with its prominence within the racing calendar, and we look forward immensely to working with Chester Racecourse as we head towards the big day on Wednesday, May 10th.“This agreement again reinforces our sustained commitment to fully supporting UK horse racing at the sponsorship level and beyond.”Kate Dawson, Head of Sales and Commercial at Chester Racecourse, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with 188BET in this new sponsorship deal and see tremendous value for all parties involved, including racegoers visiting Chester on Chester Cup Day.“The Chester Cup is the most valuable of all the races held on the Chester flat racing stage throughout the season and one of the one most prestigious of the Boodles May Festival.“We see only benefit to partnering with such a key stakeholder in the betting industry arena and we hope that this collaboration between 188BET and Chester will form the beginning of a long-standing winning relationship.”last_img read more

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Austin Rivers leads LA Clippers past Memphis Grizzlies

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers, undermanned, didn’t back down, using a 24-6 run over seven minutes in the third quarter to take a six-point lead. Rivers scored seven straight in that stretch to put the Clippers ahead, giving them a lead they’d push to eight in the fourth quarter.Jordan was terrific, scoring 18 and grabbing 20 rebounds, dueling with Gasol to the final buzzer.But one of the old “Grit ’n Grind” stalwarts, Tony Allen, scored four points in a burst that allowed Memphis to close within one with three minutes to play. But instead of coughing up a fourth-quarter lead like they did against Jamal Crawford answered with a 3 and pretty feed to Jordan for a bucket to get some distance.Jordan’s basket came immediately after Gasol drew a questionable foul, with Jordan covering his mouth to keep from saying anything that could lead to a fourth-quarter technical.He didn’t tempt the gods — and they rewarded the Clippers.With the shot clock winding down and a possession going nowhere, the normally savvy Mike Conley fouled Austin Rivers while he wildly fired up a 3. He made each of the free throws, sealing the win.The win guarantees the Clippers at least a season split with the Grizzlies (they meet for the fourth time in March), something that can be extremely helpful in the event the teams are tied at the end of the season.And if the basketball gods are paying attention, that just might happen. With around half a season left and these two teams bunched in the Western Conference series, it’s plausible Wednesday’s 115-106 Clipper win at Staples Center could be a playoff preview.With Blake Griffin and Chris Paul still sidelined, Austin Rivers scored a season-high 28 points, tying season highs with seven assists and four rebounds. After losing six in a row, the Clippers have won two straight.If you needed a reminder as to why the Grizzlies could maybe give the Clippers fits, Memphis showed why it’s one of the toughest teams in the West.Marc Gasol, one of the best centers in the NBA, does one of the things that gives DeAndre Jordan, one of the best centers in the NBA, trouble. Gasol’s face-the-basket game has now stretched beyond the three-point line, pulling Jordan further away from the rim than he’d like.Gasol’s move to the perimeter mirrors Memphis’ improvement from deep. The Grizzlies hit 11 3’s, including two from Gasol, as their long-range touch helped them build a 13-point lead. center_img LOS ANGELES >> Doc Rivers is a believer in the basketball gods.They’re the ones who decide close games where one team plays harder than the other, the ones who decided whether the shots that are right on target bounce in or rattle out and the ones who control the key whistles.And, if they have a sense for the dramatic, they’ll be the ones that will make sure the Clippers and Grizzlies find themselves doing this again in the playoffs.They’ve met twice before in the postseason, each team holding on to a hard-fought series win, and the basketball gods, they might want to see that tie get broken.last_img read more

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‘Different’ Dodgers, different result in loss to Colorado Rockies

first_imgDENVER >> Dodgers manager Don Mattingly describes his clubhouse as “different.”He wouldn’t say how, offering only that “it’s just different from any team I’ve been around,” though a quick glance at the surface offers plenty in the way of different.The Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball history — in excess of $240 million — including a bench and a disabled list making more money than entire teams combined. They have outfielders who are accustomed to starring roles, now reduced to pinch hitting. The de facto team leader is a 26-year-old pitcher who spends his off-seasons at an African orphanage.On top of all this, on Monday Mattingly had two shouting superstars who needed to be separated in the dugout. Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig were on their best behavior one day later, at least when the cameras were rolling. Puig hit his first home run since July 31, a two-run home run in the ninth inning off LaTroy Hawkins. After an extended dry spell that lasted all of August and the beginning of September, Puig has nine hits in his past five games.Haren (13-11) got closer to reaching 180 innings for the season. If he pitches six innings in his next start Sunday in Chicago, he will have earned a $10 million player option for next season.That was about the only positive he could take from the defeat.The veteran right-hander entered the game with a 3-0 record and 0.69 earned-run average over his previous four starts, but ran out of luck Tuesday. Corey Dickerson’s two-run home run, a towering shot to left field, gave the Rockies a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning.“I allowed five baserunners and all five scored,” he said. “That’s a worst-case scenario. … Everything that could have went wrong went wrong.” Allowing sky-scraping home runs and doubles to the gap are forgivable sins at Coors Field. Haren’s done it before Tuesday and, if he reaches 180 innings, he’ll probably get a chance to do it again next year.Less forgivable was the Dodgers’ failure hit in the clutch. Despite out-hitting their opponent 16 to 9, the Dodgers left 10 runners on base.Hanley Ramirez was scratched prior to the game with a right elbow strain, but he was able to pinch hit with two runners on base in the fifth inning. Rockies pitcher Tommy Kahnle struck out Ramirez, allowed an infield single to Dee Gordon, then struck out Puig with the bases loaded to end the inning.For the season, the Dodgers are hitting .183 with the bases loaded.Ramirez seems doubtful to be available to play in the field today, when the Dodgers close out the three-game series.“We always worry about his shoulder a little bit, the A/C (joint),” Mattingly said. “That’s always a little back and forth, but today he said he felt something (Monday) on a throw and didn’t think much about it. Today it was fairly sore and he couldn’t get it going.”Ramirez’s health is another uncertainty Mattingly has had to live with. The elbow joins an already long list of injuries that only make it harder to fill out a lineup card. It could get easier if the San Francsico Giants start losing.They did not cooperate Tuesday, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1. The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the division remained stuck at nine, their lead in the National League West reduced to three games. Tuesday, the Dodgers lost to the worst team in the National League. The Colorado Rockies jumped on Dan Haren for five runs in five innings and won 10-4.When the final score matches the expectations, and the tempers match the egos, the narratives come naturally. When they do not, “different” seems as appropriate as it does ambiguous. Tuesday was one of those days. As they were crushed on the scoreboard, the Dodgers were calm in the dugout.“It’s been a good teaching year,” Mattingly said. “It’s a good year for learning for me. I think they’re teaching me. I’m learning a lot.”What, then, to take from Tuesday?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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MLB hot stove: Justin Verlander says system is ‘broken’ as 100 free agents remain unsigned

first_imgJustin Verlander is the latest MLB star to speak out about the apparent standoff in free agency.”100 or so free agents left unsigned. System is broken,” the seven-time All-Star wrote on Twitter on Monday. “They blame ‘rebuilding’ but that’s BS. You’re telling me you couldn’t sign Bryce (Harper) or Manny (Machado) for 10 years and go from there? Seems like a good place to start a rebuild to me. 26-36 is a great performance window too.” Related News MLB hot stove: Giants to offer Bryce Harper short-term deal, report says 100 or so free agents left unsigned. System is broken. They blame “rebuilding” but that’s BS. You’re telling me you couldn’t sign Bryce or Manny for 10 years and go from there? Seems like a good place to start a rebuild to me. 26-36 is a great performance window too.— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) February 11, 2019Verlander joins Jake Arrieta, Evan Longoria and Buster Posey as veterans speaking out about the number of players who still don’t have jobs.Pitchers and catchers report to camp for MLB teams this week, but players with All-Star selections under their belts such as Adam Jones, Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel, Alcides Escobar, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Mike Moustakas, Harper and Machado remain on the open market.center_img MLB hot stove: Yankees continue to ‘check in’ on Manny Machado, report says This isn’t the first time Verlander has spoken out about the stall on the free-agent market. The 2011 American League MVP told reporters a couple of weeks ago in Houston he believes players are going unsigned because there aren’t enough teams trying to win.”The biggest detriment to our game right now is the non-competitiveness of two-thirds of the league,” he said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I think that’s why you’re seeing free agents not get signed.”Verlander on #MLB free agency: “The biggest detriment to our game right now is the non-competitiveness of two-thirds of the league. I think that’s why you’re seeing free agents not get signed.”— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) January 26, 2019Last season in MLB there were three teams that lost 100 or more games and eight that lost 95 or more. This was the first time since 2002 more than two teams lost 100 or more games and the only time since MLB expanded its season to 162 games that eight teams lost at least 95 games.last_img read more

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Chris Webber, Ben Wallace and Teresa Weatherspoon headline list of Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

first_imgWeatherspoon is one of three women chosen, and is the only former player to receive the nod. She is a five-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year. Weatherspoon is seen as an icon in New York after spending seven seasons with the Liberty. She was the first WNBA player to ever tally 1,000 points and 1,000 assists. She ended her career with the Sparks in 2004 and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.Andrews and Stevens were the other two women selected, both with illustrious coaching careers. Fitch​ and Sutton​ were the only two male coaches nominated with Johnson​, Jones​, Moncrief​, Sikma​ and Westphal​ the remaining players to be named.Fitch coached in the NBA for 25 seasons and was named Coach of the Year twice. He holds the highest winning percentage in Celtics history (.738) and is just the second coach in NBA history to lead a team to three straight 60-win seasons. Sutton is a four-time National Coach of the Year recipient and an eight-time Conference Coach of the Year. He is the first coach in NCAA history to lead four different schools in the tournament. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2019 finalists Friday.The 13 chosen include four first-time finalists in Marques Johnson, Jack Sikma, Ben Wallace and Paul Westphal and previous finalists Leta Andrews, Hugh Evans, Bill Fitch, Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton, Teresa Weatherspoon and Chris Webber.  Wallace is a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He played in Washington, Orlando, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland before returning to the Pistons and finishing his career in 2012. Wallace is a four-time NBA All-Star (2003-06) and won the 2004 NBA championship in Detroit. Webber, a five-time NBA All-Star, won the 1994 Rookie of the Year award. He led the league in rebounds per game during the 1998-1999 season and averaged more than 20 points per game for nine consecutive seasons (1994-2003).​ Webber started his career with the Warriors in 1993 as the No. 1 draft pick. He made stops in Washington, Sacramento, Philadelphia and Detroit before going back to Golden State in his final year (2008). Webber has become an analyst on NBA TV’s NBA Gametime Live and is an occasional guest analyst on TNT’s Inside the NBA. Related News Evans​ was the only referee selected.The Class of 2019 will be announced at a press conference in Minneapolis, Minn. at the NCAA Men’s Final Four.​center_img NBA All-Star 2019: Deandre Ayton ready for Rising Stars Challenge Scottie Pippen says LeBron James doesn’t have Michael Jordan’s ‘clutch gene’last_img read more

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MLB wrap: Christian Yelich powers Brewers to win over Cardinals

first_imgWith his 3rd HR tonight, @ChristianYelich ties a @Brewers franchise record with SEVEN RBI in a game. pic.twitter.com/AqBU7EKGg9— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 16, 2019Yelich started his big game with a three-run shot in the second inning to help Milwaukee grab an early lead. He then followed with another three-run homer four innings later to put the Brewers in front again.Two for Yeli. pic.twitter.com/3QCFljw8ps— MLB (@MLB) April 16, 2019He capped off his team’s scoring with a deep blast to left centerfield in the bottom of the eighth.Stop. Pitching. To. Yelich.That’s 3 for the MVP! pic.twitter.com/ZJpKTbu2Tb— MLB (@MLB) April 16, 2019Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, two walks and two runs scored for the Cardinals in the losing effort.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a live whiparound show on DAZNStarters Dakota Hudson and Freddy Peralta both struggled in the game and neither made it out of the fourth inning.Studs of the nightCubs catcher Willson Contreras drove in three runs and scored another in his team’s 7-2 win over the Marlins.Edwin Diaz picked up the save after he struck out all three batters he faced in the Mets’ 7-6 extra inning victory over the Phillies.The heart of the Philly order was no problem for @SugarDiaz39. 🔥🔥🔥 #GotYourBack pic.twitter.com/Pe7FM6W8DM— MLB (@MLB) April 16, 2019Duds of the nightRed Sox relievers Heath Hembree and Tyler Thornburg combined to allow four earned runs over their two total innings of work against the Orioles.Brad Boxberger was charged with the loss for the Royals after he surrendered two hits, a walk and two earned runs in one inning on the mound against the White Sox.HighlightsReds outfielder Yasiel Puig blasted a two-run homer in his first at-bat back at Dodger Stadium. Christian Yelich almost single-handedly led his team to a victory Monday.The 27-year-old star belted three homers and drove in seven runs in the Brewers’ 10-7 win over the Cardinals at Miller Park. The seven RBIs tied the franchise record for the most in a single game. Puig no longer your friend. pic.twitter.com/GjbM7gAYaW— MLB (@MLB) April 16, 2019It was only ball three.You guys know that saying “you see something new at the ballpark everyday”?This is that something new… pic.twitter.com/mLdhQQdQrn— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 16, 2019What’s nextRed Sox (6-11) at Yankees (6-9) — The best rivalry in baseball will be renewed Tuesday but both teams enter the matchup struggling. New York has dealt with injuries to multiple key players to start the season and has dropped five of their last six. Meanwhile, Boston has bounced back a bit after opening 2019 with a 2-8 record.last_img read more

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Boston Marathon results: Complete list of 2019 winners

first_imgAfter over 26 miles and two hours of running, it all came down to one second.A photo finish, including a sprint to the finish line, decided the elite men’s division as Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono spoiled the chance for Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia to win his third straight Boston Marathon title. The one-second margin of victory was the race’s closest finish since 1988 with Cherono clocking an unofficial 2:07:59 and Desisa clocking a 2:08:00. Scott Fauble of Flagstaff, Ariz., was the first American male to cross the finish line with a seventh-place time of 2:09:10. Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was the fastest celebrity of the day, finishing with a time of 3:09:07. He raced in the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond, Va., on Saturday night, finishing 12th.Congratulations to @JimmieJohnson on completing the #BostonMarathon!His unofficial time: 3 hours, 9 minutes, and 7 seconds. pic.twitter.com/biiMJIgtCT— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) April 15, 2019(Note: Times listed below are unofficial results)Boston Marathon results 2019Elite menFinishRunner (Country)Time1.Lawrence Cherono (Kenya)2:07:572.Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia)2:07:593.Kenneth Kipkemoi (Kenya)2:08:074.Felix Kandie (Kenya)2:08:545.Geoffrey Kirui (Kenya)2:08:557.Scott Fauble USA)2:09:098.Jared Ward (USA)2:09:25Elite womenFinishRunner (Country)Time1.Worknesh Degefa (Ethiopia)02:23:312.Kiplagat Edna (Kenya)02:24:133.Jordan Hasay (USA)02:25:204.Meskerem Assefa (Ethiopia)02:25:405.Des Linden (USA)02:27:00Men’s wheelchairFinishRunner (Country)Time1.Daniel Romanchuk (USA)1:21:362.Masazumi Soejima (Japan)1:24:303.Marcel Hug (Switzerland)1:26:424.Aaron Pike (USA)1:27:095.Ernst van Dyk (South Africa)1:27:23Women’s wheelchairFinishRunner (Country)Time1.Manuela Schar (Switzerland)1:34:192.Tatyana McFadden (USA)1:41:353.Madison de Rozario (Australia)1:41:364.Eliza Ault-Connell (Australia)1:41:465.Susannah Scaroni (USA)1:42:34 Lawrence Cherono beats Lelisa Desisa by one second to win Boston Marathon. pic.twitter.com/GdrngBNOlB— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) April 15, 2019The elite women’s race was a different story. Worknish Degefa of Ethiopia won in comfortable fashion after taking the lead in Mile 4 and expanding her lead over second place to three minutes at the 18th mile. Degefa’s winning time of 2:23:31 was 42 seconds better than Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, who finished second.American Jordan Hasay was third with a time of 2:25:20.Worknesh Degefa is your 2019 Boston Marathon Women’s Elite Champ! pic.twitter.com/QiHaVnMh5o— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 15, 2019For the second straight year, rain and cold weather plagued the marathon runners. The first winner of the day was American. Daniel Romanchuk won the men’s push-rim wheelchair group, becomming the first American winner of the event since 1993. Defending elite women’s champ Des Linden was unable to provide an encore performance of 2018 when she became the first American female to top the podium in 33 years. Linden placed fifth in this year’s competition.last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Thursday… September Students of the Month announced

first_imgGuidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Monday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- WashburnTuesday, October 21- KANSAS STATEThursday, October 23- Butler CCCTuesday, November 11- Pittsburg StateThursday, November 13- Fort Hays CollegeFollow us on Twitter. *The Homecoming parade is tonight at 6:30 followed by the Bon fire and pep rally here at the high school. *Crusaders, please remember to detach the lids of the empty bottles you recycle. Also, please do not put your trash in the recycle bins- put the paper in the paper bins and bottles in the bottle bins. Lastly, we’d like to say we only recycle plastic bottles and paper. Thank you- WHS Leadership *This week at lunch NHS will have sign ups for the blood drive. Did you know that by signing up to donate that you not only help the Red Cross, but NHS seniors? If WHS donates 100 units this year, then we will earn $500 in scholarships for NHS seniors! *If you need a student ID, please sign up in the office before fifth block. Replacement student ID’s are $5. You will need an ID to attend the dance. ID’s will only be made today. *WHS, it’s time to get your dance on! The homecoming dance will be tomorrow at the high school following the football game. This is an informal dance, and school dress code still applies. Tickets will be sold this week during lunch for $3, or $5 at the door. You will need to bring your student I.D. Out of town dates need to be signed up in the office by Today! The small gym will be open as an alternative to dancing, with games and activities. There will also be a Dr. Seuss photo booth to support our very own drama department. *Attention All Seniors- On Friday all Seniors will be taking a picture in the gym before the pep assembly in the small gym. We want this to be epic, so make sure to wear red and white to show your Crusader Pride. *If you’re interested in learning about the Work Ethic Program, stop by Mrs. Hatfield’s office for a brochure.  Sign up by Oct. 20th! Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014:Thursday• Cross Country at Wedgewood Golf Course 4:30 p.m.• C-team Volleyball at El Dorado 5 p.m.• JV Tennis at McPherson  11 p.m.Friday• Homecoming Pep Assembly• Football at WHS vs. Andale 7 p.m.Saturday• Debate at WHS 9 a.m.• JV Volleyball at Valley Center 8 a.m.• Volleyball at South Haven 8 a.m.Thursday’s lunch: Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Cinnamon Puff, Pineapple Tidbits and MilkToday’s News*Congratulations to the September students of the month:Freshman – Hudson RamirezSophomore – Levi PrestonJunior- Veronica MortimerSenior – Skylar Tidwell *Attention all Crusaders with school spirit! This year during spirit week there will be a special prize awarded!  For the spirit week group picture of four to ten students that is voted as the best, each member of the group will receive a 12 by 18 homecoming 2014 poster featuring their winning group picture and other great pics from spirit week and homecoming, courtesy of Red Rave Posters. Time to get creative ladies and gents! *Spirit Week is this week!Tomorrow is: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Wear red to show your Crusader Pride *Experience a day in the life of a Shocker! Don’t miss out on Wichita State University’s Junior and Senior Days this fall. At these events you will explore the different academic majors and student involvement opportunities WSU has to offer. Students will also have the opportunity to tour campus and Koch Arena, home of Shocker Basketball. If you are interested in attending, please visit the counseling webpage under Camps, Senior/Junior Days. Close Forgot password? 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Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Rising star Lily May Humphreys on making her way in golf

first_imgCaption: Lily May with the English women’s amateur trophy (copyright Leaderboard Photography). 1 Aug 2018 Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Rising star Lily May Humphreys on making her way in golf Lily May Humphreys, from Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, won England Golf’s Rising Star Award – and no wonder! She won her first national championship when she was 13 and her second at 14. At 15 she won English, British and European titles – among others. This year, at 16, she has won again and played for GB&I in the Curtis Cup. Her story begins at Topgolf, where she fell in love with the game, before becoming involved in Essex and England coaching.How did you start golf?My brother took me to Topgolf when I was 10 and I loved it. Richard, the coach, was great fun and he’s been my coach ever since. If I hadn’t gone there I would never have known that golf would become my sport.What do you love about golf?You meet so many unique people from all around the world and make special friendships.When did you join a club and get your first handicap?When I was ten. I did three cards with the junior organiser and got a club handicap of 44. I was a five handicap at 11.Do you remember your first competition?I played in my club monthly medal and I took 11 shots to get out of brambles because no one told me I could take a drop!It clearly didn’t put you off! What do you enjoy about competition?I love competing and trying to get the best score I can. When the round is finished I socialise and have fun with the other competitors.How much do you practice?Most days during the winter and between travelling and competitions during the season. I usually practice my short game and putting for a couple of hours then go on the range to practice my long game. If a competition is coming up I will play holes on the course.What’s the best part of your game?Putting and short gameWhat’s your best golfing moment so far?I’ve had lots but probably winning the Helen Holm (Scottish open) as that more or less guaranteed my place in the Curtis Cup teamWorst golfing moment so far?When a girl deliberately got me DQ in a competitionWho has encouraged/helped you – and in what way?My Dad and Amelia Williamson (a fellow England squad player). My Dad because he spends all his time taking me to competitions and training. Amelia because she took me under her wing when I first went abroad with the England girls’ team and she’s been my best friend and supported me ever since.How does your England training help?There is a great support network as well as coaching, physio, psychology and strength and conditioning. I get help with arranging playing schedules and advice on what competitions to play in.How special is it to play for your country?It is an honour and makes me and my family really proud. Playing for England has given me so many opportunities to play in top competitions around the worldHow good do you want to be?I want to be the best I can be and see where that takes me.What are your interests outside golf?When I’m not playing or competing I like to relax at home with my cat and my family. I also catch up with my friends that I don’t see so much when I’m away travellingHave you encouraged more girls to get into golf?I was an ambassador for Girls Golf Rocks when it was first trialed in Essex. It was really fun and lots of girls who had never played before came along and had a really good time. Many of the girls did continue to get coaching and join golf clubs.Your advice for would-be golfers?Just give it a try and you may be surprised at how much fun you can have and you may find out that you have a talent for it. That’s how I started and I can’t imagine what I would be doing now if I hadn’t got into golf.• Inspired by Lily May to Get into Golf? Visit www.getintogolf.org to find free and low cost beginner activities across the countrycenter_img Tags: Get into golf, Girls, Girls Golf Rocks, Golf Week, Lily May Humphreys, Womenlast_img read more

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SP pour in K7.6 million for Hunters

first_imgThis sponsorship will run until the end of 2020 with SP to hold the naming rights to the team.This year is SP’s third year of sponsorship to the Hunters.The cheque presentation was done today at the SP Brew kettle in Port Moresby and was witnessed by representatives from the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL), Hunters coaching staff and management and other stakeholders.Managing Director for SP, Stan Joyce said the relationship between SP and rugby league in the country was not new and was one that had evolved over the years.“The Hunters program so far has brought immense success. There were some who doubted this at first but the team has been consistent and performed.“After a review, the board made a decision to reward the success of the Hunters and extend the sponsorship.“The achievements of the Hunters are a turning corner for rugby league in the country and we have every confidence in the team to achieve greatness,” said Joyce.Chairman of the PNGRFL, Sandis Tsaka thanked SP Brewery saying the SP Hunters program is an integral part of the development of rugby league in PNG and SP’s continued sponsorship ensured this program continues running.“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of SP Brewery, the government and other sponsors who make the success of the Hunters program possible,” said Tsaka.The breakup of SP Brewery’s sponsorship:•           K500, 000 for the signing fee•           K1.6 million in 2017 (from which there is a 10% increment each year after that)•           K1.8 million in 2018•           K1.9 million in 2019•           K2.1 million in 2020last_img read more