Curacao goalie dies after cardiac arrest

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Curacao reserve goalkeeper Jairzinho Pieter died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Monday in Haiti while on international duty. Pieter, 31, felt unwell and passed away in the early hours of Monday morning at the Marriott Hotel in Port-au-Prince, where the Curacao team are staying ahead of Tuesday’s CONCACAF Nations League match against Haiti. Haiti sports minister Edwin Charles announced on Twitter that Pieter had suffered a “cardiac arrest” and died. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football expressed its sadness for Pieter’s sudden death and announced in a statement that Tuesday’s encounter between Haiti and Curacao will go ahead, with the Curacao players eager to play “as a tribute to their teammate.” A minute’s silence will be observed before the game as “the entire Confederation pays its respect to Jairzinho for his contributions to the game.” Pieter, who played for Curacao’s first division side SV Vesta, was on the bench in Sunday’s 1-0 home triumph over Haiti. Curacao goalkeeper Eloy Room, who plays for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC, posted a video on Twitter showing the Curacao squad gathered around for a minute’s silence at the team’s hotel on Monday evening.Tags: CONCACAF Nations LeagueCuracaoJairzinho PieterSV Vestalast_img read more

Women’s Basketball: Ogunbowale leads Notre Dame on incredible tournament run

first_imgLeading the University of Notre Dame women’s basketball team to a championship last weekend in Columbus, Ohio, Arike Ogunbowale secured her place in NCAA tournament history.Ogunbowale hit game-winning jump shots in both the Final Four game versus UConn and the championship game against Mississippi State. She is also former Badger running back Dare Ogunbowale’s sisterUntil the Final Four, the women’s tournament lacked the upsets we saw on the men’s side this year. All four No. 1 seeds— Notre Dame, Mississippi State, UConn and Louisville—advanced out of their regions with No. 6 Oregon State being the only non-top three seed to even reach the Elite Eight.But the excitement began when Notre Dame upset basketball’s greatest dynasty — the University of Connecticut — to hand them their first loss of the season in the Final Four.After going back and forth for most of the game, it appeared Notre Dame had secured a win in the last few seconds. It was the forced overtime from Notre Dame’s Jessica Shepard’s two costly turnovers at the end of regulation, and a near-loss after UConn’s Gabby Williams missed a last-second jumper, that would have given the Huskies the win.March Madness: Villanova, DiVincenzo dismiss Michigan for national titleSitting atop the College Basketball world for the second time in three seasons, Villanova University defeated the University of Michigan Read…Fortunately, the Irish were able to maintain their intensity in the extra period. Ogunbowale had an opportunity to lock the game up for Notre Dame but missed a free throw in the final minute that allowed UConn to tie the game at 89–89 with a three-pointer from Crystal Dangerfield.In the next play, Ogunbowale redeemed herself and avoided a trip to double overtime — nailing a deep two-pointer on an isolation play to win the game for Notre Dame 91–89.On the other side of the bracket, Mississippi State, who upset UConn last year in the Final Four, beat Louisville 73–63 to give the Bulldogs a chance at avenging last year’s championship loss against South Carolina.In the championship game, Mississippi State led early up 30–17 at halftime. But Notre Dame would come back and had an opportunity to win the game tied 58–58 at the end of regulation.Bo is back: talking Coaches vs. Cancer, Badger BasketballFor almost 15 years, Coach Bo Ryan was at the helm of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Over Read…But after a steal from Mississippi State’s Morgan William in the final 10 seconds, the Bulldogs had a chance to win the game on a fast break score. As players scrambled for position, William would miss an open Victoria Vivens and turn the ball over herself.This forced Mississippi State to foul at half-court to avoid giving Notre Dame an easy last-second layup as the Irish still had several players around the rim from their last turnover.Ogunbowale got the pass on the inbound from the foul and the rest is history.  The guard hit a heavily contested three over Vivens to end a miraculous tournament run for Notre Dame and give the program their second-ever national championship.last_img read more

Johnson claims WGC title

first_imgThe American defeated Spaniard John Rahm on the 18th hole to win his third straight tournament.He’s become the first golfer to win all four World Golf Championship events.last_img

Boylesports expands domestic portfolio buying Bambury betting shops

first_img Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Related Articles Irish bookmaker Boylesports has continued its domestic retail expansion by acquiring the portfolio of nine betting shops from independent bookmaker Bambury.Having agreed sale terms with Bambury owners, the purchase of the nine betting shops is currently awaiting approval by the Irish competition authority.Should Boylesports governance be successful in its purchase of Bambury estates, the Dundalk bookmaker will increase its domestic betting shop portfolio to 219 active premises.    Founded in 1980 by Jimmy and Barbera Finlay, with a view of servicing punters in the Leinster area, Bambury is one of the few independent bookmakers left in Ireland.The Boylesport acquisition of Bambury properties, will see Ireland’s second largest bookmaker takeover premises in the Irish counties of Kildare, Meath and Dublin.All Bambury betting shops will be converted and rebranded into Boylesports properties, with Boylesports retaining all 31 staff members.Issuing a purchase note, John Boyle Founder of Boylesports congratulated the Finlay family on its achievements stating that they had created a ‘great business’ and that Bambury punters should expect the same level of service for the shops’ new owner. Share Share Submit Irish bookmakers to reopen on 29 June May 28, 2020last_img read more

Oregon bill would let teens register to vote at 16

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House on Tuesday approved a measure backed by Democrats that would allow teenagers to register to vote when they turn 16 and get their driver’s license.The teens wouldn’t be able to cast a ballot until their 18th birthday, but proponents hope the measure would increase participation among younger voters. As registered voters, they’d automatically get a ballot in the mail before the first election in which they’re eligible to vote.“This bill would greatly enhance our ability to engage the young people who we so desperately need in our democracy,” said Rep. Ben Unger, of Hillsboro, a freshman Democrat and political consultant who was one the measure’s chief sponsors.Lawmakers rejected a Republican counter-proposal that would have prohibited minors from joining political parties. It also would have kept their contact information private from campaigns, political parties and others that collect data from voter rolls.Political parties would begin reaching out to 15-year-olds trying to persuade them to join on their 16th birthday when they get their driver’s license and register to vote, said Rep. Wally Hicks, R-Grants Pass.last_img read more