September 20, 2020

Liverpool make hard work of victory

first_img Marshalled by the excellent Steven Gerrard, Liverpool were in almost total control in the first period and Sunderland’s lacklustre series of defensive mistakes saw them booed off at the interval. It took just three minutes for the visitors to fashion their first chance as Markovic had strong penalty claims turned down after falling under the challenge of Wes Brown in the box. But five minutes later the Serbian produced a clinical finish to put his side ahead after Fabio Borini threaded a neat pass from the right side of the Sunderland box. The way in which Markovic out-muscled a pair of home defenders in order to get his shot on target must have worried Poyet and there was worse to come. After Larsson fired a long-range free-kick into Simon Mignolet’s arms, the visitors took control of the game with Gerrard inevitably integral to the majority of their forward moves. The Los Angeles-bound star shot just wide of Costel Pantilimon’s left-hand post in the 24th minute and five minutes later saw a free-kick from the left edge of the box flapped over the bar by the 6ft 8ins keeper. From the resulting corner, the lively Markovic came close to grabbing his second when his impressive scissors kick slammed against the crossbar from 25 yards. Two more efforts from Gerrard underlined the visitors’ dominance and former Sunderland loan star Fabio Borini came close two minutes before the break when he raced onto a long ball from Can and rounded Pantilimon but shot into the side-netting from a tight angle. If Poyet hoped to use the break to ease the sluggishness out of his side he suffered a major blow just four minutes after the re-start when Bridcutt was dismissed for a second bookable offence after tripping Can on the Liverpool right. With Gerrard substituted at the interval, Liverpool looked less effective going forward and they almost paid the price as Johnson lashed a left-foot shot from long-range which clattered the underside of Mignolet’s bar before squirming to safety. A brief promising spell having come to a close for the hosts, normal service looked set to resume when Mamadou Sakho strolled unchallenged over the half-way line and sparked a move which ended in Philippe Coutinho sweeping 66th minute effort wide when he should have scored. Rodgers looked to liven up his forward line by replacing Borini with Mario Balotelli in the 68th minute and the Italian soon brought a save out of Pantilimon after wriggling through the Sunderland defence. Despite their numerical disadvantage the hosts had, they were undoubtedly better in the second half and came close to snatching an equaliser in the 76th minute when captain John O’Shea swung and missed at a Larsson corner in a crowded box. Sunderland staged a last-gasp assault with Pantilimon going forward for a corner but the visitors clung on for a win they ought to have made much more convincing. Lazar Markovic struck his first league goal for Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers’ men made hard work of seeing off 10-man Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The £20million summer signing from Benfica fired home in the ninth minute but despite a dominant performance the visitors missed numerous chances to make the game safe against the below-par hosts. And after Liam Bridcutt was harshly red-carded in the 49th minute for tripping Emre Can it was Gus Poyet’s men who came closest to a leveller when Adam Johnson clattered a long-range effort against the bar, but it was to remain 1-0 to the visitors. Press Associationlast_img read more

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September 19, 2020

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgBaylor against Kansas StateUNDATED (AP) — Second-ranked Baylor meets Kansas State, and fourth-ranked Dayton visits George Mason in tonight’s college basketball action.Number-five San Diego State takes on Colorado State, while seventh-ranked Duke is at Wake Forest, and eighth-ranked Kentucky plays at Texas A&M.NHL-SCHEDULEBruins host Flames Lions release HarrisonALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison.The Lions announced the move Tuesday, less than a year after signing him to an $11 million, one-year contract extension. Harrison went into the 2019 season with two years years left on the $46 million contract he signed with the New York Giants.Harrison started in 15 games last season, but had a career-low 49 tackles and two sacks for the three-win Lions. Detroit acquired Harrison from the Giants in the middle of the 2018 season for a fifth-round draft pick. The 31-year-old Harrison was a 2016 All-Pro selection.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OHIO STATE-DAY Buckeyes reward football coachCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Football coach Ryan Day has received a three-year contract extension and a raise after leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record and a berth in the CFP semifinals in his first season at the helm.Day made a base salary of $4.5 million plus bonuses in 2019. His pay will increase to $7.6 million by 2022, with the remainder of his deal to be decided later. The contract runs through 2026.Day wasn’t even in the top 20 of the country’s highest paid football coaches last year.GOLF-BRITISH OPEN Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-YANKEES-SEVERINOSeverino will miss 2020 seasonDUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees’ starting rotation has taken another hit. NHL-OILERS-YAMAMOTOOilers lose wingerEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers winger Kailer Yamamoto (KAY’-lur yah-mah-MOH’-toh) is listed as week to week with an ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s win over the Kings.Yamamoto has been a huge surprise for the Oilers since being recalled from Bakersfield of the AHL, providing nine goals and 21 points in 21 games. The 22nd player taken in the 2017 draft scored eight goals and eight assists in 23 games for Bakersfield.NFL-LIONS-HARRISON UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in a matchup of the two best teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.The Bucks lead the league with a 49-8 record that includes victories in 17 of their last 19 games. The Raptors have won 17 of 18 to climb to second in the East at 42-15.Also on tap, the Lakers carry a five-game winning streak into tonight’s game against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans. The first player taken in last year’s draft has scored at least 20 points in each of his last eight games.Elsewhere in the NBA, the Charlotte Hornets meet the Pacers in Indiana, the Chicago Bulls host Oklahoma City, the Pistons play at Denver, the Celtics visit Portland and Golden State entertains Sacramento.NBA-76ers-SIMMONS The reigning AL East champs say Luis Severino will undergo Tommy John surgery that will keep him on the shelf until 2021. Severino served as the Yankees’ ace in 2018 while going 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA and 220 strikeouts in 191 1/3 innings. But he made just three starts last year while battling shoulder problems after signing a four-year, $40 million contract.The Yankees also open the season without starters James Paxton and Domingo Germán. Paxton will miss the first two months of the season following back surgery. Germán has been suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.Gerrit Cole, Masahiro (mah-sah-HEE’-roh tah-NAH’-kah) and J.A. Happ are the only hurlers penciled into the season-opening rotation.NBA-SCHEDULERaptors meet Bucks Royal Troon to again host the OpenUNDATED (AP) — The British Open is returning to Royal Troon in Scotland for the 10th time in 2023. It commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the first Open held on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland.Troon is most famous for the last Open played there in 2016. Henrik Stenson shot 63 in the final round to win a memorable duel against Phil Mickelson and set a scoring record.As for Turnberry? The course owned by President Donald Trump will have to wait. The R&A says Turnberry is still on the rotation, but it worries about its limited infrastructure that leads to smaller crowds. Update on the latest in sports: Simmons out at least 2 weeksPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss at least two more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back.The All-Star played just a few minutes in Saturday’s loss to Milwaukee before leaving with the back injury. He will undergo daily treatment for his nerve impingement and be evaluated in two weeks.The 23-year-old Simmons is averaging 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 54 games.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE February 25, 2020 Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Still atop the NHL standings despite a weekend loss to Vancouver, the Boston Bruins return home tonight to host the Calgary Flames.The Canucks, who’ve moved into second place in the Pacific Division, are in Montreal to face the Canadiens.The St. Louis Blues, winners of four straight and the Western Conference leaders, host the Chicago Black Hawks.The Tampa Bay Lightning, who’ve lost two straight after a franchise-record 11-game win streak, try to get back in the win column at home against Toronto.In other NHL action, Dallas skates at Carolina, the Rangers visit the Islanders, the Flyers host San Jose, and the Capitals are at home against Winnipeg. The New Jersey Devils meet the Red Wings in Detroit, Minnesota hosts Columbus, it’s Ottawa at Nashville, Arizona hosts Florida, and the Oilers visit the Anaheim Ducks.last_img read more

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September 19, 2020

Kansas State looks to end streak vs Iowa State

first_imgKansas State looks to end streak vs Iowa State For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIowa State (12-18, 5-12) vs. Kansas State (9-21, 2-15)Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Iowa State looks to extend Kansas State’s conference losing streak to 11 games. Kansas State’s last Big 12 win came against the Oklahoma Sooners 61-53 on Jan. 29. Iowa State fell 77-71 at home to West Virginia on Tuesday.center_img SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Cartier Diarra, Xavier Sneed and Makol Mawien have combined to account for 54 percent of Kansas State’s scoring this season and 57 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Iowa State, Solomon Young, Prentiss Nixon and Michael Jacobson have combined to score 37 percent of the team’s points this season, including 55 percent of all Cyclones points over their last five.BRILLIANT BOLTON: Rasir Bolton has connected on 33.6 percent of the 134 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 19 over his last five games. He’s also made 84.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Iowa State is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 12-10 when scoring at least 61.COMING UP SHORT: Iowa State has dropped its last 10 road games, scoring 65.8 points and allowing 78.3 points during those contests. Kansas State has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 60.8 points while giving up 67.3.STINGY STATE: Kansas State has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 24.5 percent of all possessions this year, the 10th-highest rate among all Division I teams. That figure has dropped to 24.4 percent during the team’s 10-game losing streak, however.___ March 5, 2020last_img read more

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September 19, 2020

Banks DIH continues sponsorship of the Annual Guyana Cup horse race meet

first_imgBANKS DIH, under its Banks Beer brand, is the official sponsor of the feature race at this year’s 11th Annual Guyana Cup Horse Race Meet billed for August 13 at the Rising Sun Turf Club in West Berbice.Banks Beer Brand Manager, Rawle Nedd, made the presentation to Nasrudeen Junior Mohamed, promoter of the event during a simple ceremony at Thirst Park.The sponsorship package from the beverage giant includes the first-place trophy and cash incentive in the ‘B’ Class and Lower Open races, which are expected to feature all Guyana-bred and imported horses three years old and over.Mohamed thanked Banks DIH Limited for its continued sponsorship of the Guyana Cup, now in its eleventh year.“Banks DIH Limited has been one of our major sponsors for the past 11 years and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the years ahead,” Mohamed said.Banks DIH Communications Manager Troy Peters commended the Guyana Cup as the premier horse racing event on the local racing calendar, noting how honoured Banks DIH is to once again sponsor the feature race on the programme.Also present at the presentation ceremony were Banks DIH Limited Outdoor Events Manager Mortimer Stewart and Roy Jafarally, one of the race organisers.Over $11 million in cash prizes will be at stake in the eight-race programme scheduled to start at 11:00hrs at the West Berbice Turf Club.last_img read more

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September 18, 2020

Gabriel wants same approach that won Windies Wisden trophy

first_img(CMC) – A year after West Indies won the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel believes his side’s pace attack should stick to the game plan they executed in that home series in order to defeat England again and hold on to the title.The 32-year-old who played a major part in that series which the home side won 2-1, said there was no reason to deviate from a winning strategy.“I don’t think that the plans should shift too much from what we did in the Caribbean. What we did was successful. I don’t think that you should be fixing anything that is not broken,” he told reporters on Thursday afternoon via ZOOM link from Manchester where the team is preparing for next month’s three-Test series.A veteran of 45 Tests since his debut at Lord’s in 2012, Gabriel is among the 11 reserves for the current tour which is being played in a “bio-secure” environment because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he is confident he can regain full fitness following ankle surgery.“The ankle is good at the moment, no pain, no aches,” said Gabriel, who is currently in the Top 20 of the ICC Test Match Bowling rankings, with career-best match figures of 13 for 121.“Right now, I think I’m about 85 to 90 per cent fit. In terms of bowling fitness and match readiness, I find I still have a little more work to do to in terms of rhythm, but that will come. Thankfully, we have at least three weeks before the first Test match so there is a lot of time still to continue the hard work.”West Indies will also have two inter-squad warm-up matches here – a three-day match June 23-25 and a four-day match June 29-July 2 – before they travel to Southampton for the first Test which will be played July 8-12 at Ageas Bowl.The second and third Tests bowl off here at Old Trafford, July 16-20 and July 24-28.Although Gabriel is hoping to be among the 11 chosen for the first Test, he expressed confidence in the young fast bowlers in the squad, saying that from what he had seen since arriving here, they could “put anyone under pressure”.Responding to questions about how he felt being among the reserves and not the main 14-man squad, particularly given that he is accustomed to being in the starting lineup, Gabriel said it was “a good experience”.“There are a lot of young players coming through, young fast bowlers, and it’s exciting for West Indies cricket. So, I’m trying my best to – other than get myself prepared – lend any advice or any knowledge that I have, any experience that I can pass on, so they can take it into their game,” he said.The Trinidadian also touched on the new International Cricket Council (ICC) rules banning the use of saliva on the ball as efforts are made to ensure the safety of players and staff, given the spread of the contagious COVID-19 which has infected more than 301 000 in the United Kingdom, including more than 42 000 who died.Gabriel believes the saliva ban puts bowlers at a disadvantage, even though shining the ball with sweat will be allowed.“It’s kind of hard to use sweat alone but it’s the new norm so you just have to get on with it and find a way to make it work,” he said.The West Indies squad is living, training and play in a “bio-secure” environment during the entire seven weeks of the tour. The protocols will restrict movement in and out of the venues and the matches are being played without spectators.Gabriel said such changes would take some adjusting to, but insisted they would not affect the intensity of the matches or dampen the West Indies’ enthusiasm.“When you step on the field you’re playing for country and if you’re not going out there to give 100 per cent I don’t think you should be on the field. So, I don’t think anyone would be going on to go half-hearted. We came here to try and win a series and we’re gonna do the best we can and fight as hard as we can to win the series,” he assured.last_img read more

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September 17, 2020

Rivers 2018: Balogun Relishes Youth Olympics Ticket Â

first_imgNigerian youth female wrestler, Sunmisola Balogun is relishing her gold medal at the African Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt, which qualifies her for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games coming up in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6 to 18.The Ondo State-born wrestler came from 4-0 down to defeat Natasha Nabaina of Cameroon 5-4 in a tight final of the 65kg class, to win a gold medal for the country at the African Championship which ended in Port Harcourt yesterday.The 17-year-old wrestler had an impressive outing in Port Harcourt, having defeated Natacha Nabaina of Cameroon 2-0 in Round 1 before beating Charmone Oosthuizen of South Africa 11-0 in Round 3 and Chaimae Taibi of Morocco 10-0 in the semifinal.The student of C.A.C Grammar School, Ondo State promised to work harder not to disappoint Nigeria at the Youth Summer Games.Balogun retorted: “This is my first time of participating in this championship and I am really happy to have qualified for the Youth Olympics.“At the final, I knew I did some mistakes in the early stages of the fight due to injury. The girl attacked me and scored the points. And because I don’t want to disappoint Nigeria and my coach, I had to summon the courage and I attacked her back.“I will continue to work hard for the Youth Games. I have to step up preparations and I promised not to disappoint the country.” Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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September 16, 2020

Kamal Miller poses offensive threat with improved ball handling

first_imgKamal Miller’s decision making was his downfall. The young center back, playing for the Vaughan Azzurri soccer club in Ontario, Canada consistently made the wrong pass or did what “usually wasn’t the best option,” he said.His head coach, Patrice Gheisar, was determined to change that.He would arrange Miller’s teammates in formations during practice and challenge Miller to get around them by making the right choice.“He really enhanced my game and took it to the next level,” Miller said.Now a starting left back for Syracuse, Miller’s composure on the ball is what teammates and head coach Ian McIntyre say separates him from other defenders. He’s refined his decision making into an asset he uses to be what fellow defender Louis Cross calls an “attacking” back.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe pushes up the field more than anyone else on the backline and goes for passes downfield rather than safely along the back. Though he’s only tallied one goal and seven shots, he’ll be looking to get on the score sheet when No. 16 Syracuse (9-4-1, 2-3-1 Atlantic Coast) takes on Hartford (4-5-4, 0-2-2 America East) on Tuesday at SU Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m.“He gives us good balance,” McIntyre said. “Composed, good on the ball, good balance there with him, Miles (Robinson) and Louis.”For the first nine years of his soccer career, Miller played in a wide midfield position more focused on dribbling, passing and skill moves than his current role is. That experience has translated into comfortability with the ball at every spot on the field, unlike other defenders, he said.Against Albany on Oct. 6, Miller intercepted a pass in the midfield and hesitated before pushing the ball between two defenders. He ran forward and slide tackled the player who collected the ball just outside the penalty area before forcing the goalkeeper to make a diving save on his shot.“There’ve been a couple of times this year that he’s gotten into some dangerous areas,” McIntyre said. “I like soccer players that express themselves and go forward.”When Miller isn’t going forward himself, he’s often passing downfield. Other defenders often pass among themselves or up the midfield, but Miller goes for long diagonal passes across the field.While most players look for the obvious pass or to do the obvious thing, Miller said he tries to look a step ahead to put his teammates in better positions.“He’s gone up there and made a presence up there and helped out the team as far as making chances,” midfielder Liam Callahan said.In a play against Clemson on Saturday, he forwent an easy dish to midfielder Juuso Pasanen to thread the needle to forward Chris Nanco making a run into the box. Nanco got a touch on the ball, but it went right to the diving goalie.McIntyre said that Miller is a reliable option that allows the Orange to keep the ball. When he creates turnovers on defense, he often dribbles through opponents upfield instead of clearing the ball for the other team to regain possession.As the freshman defender has filled into his role for SU, he’s taken more risks downfield both dribbling the ball and with his passes. It’s lead to an increase of chances as of late, even if the end results haven’t been there.“It’s not showing that well in the statistics, only having one goal and no assists, but I feel like it can only get better as the season goes along,” Miller said. “Hopefully it’ll come around now when we need it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 19, 2015 at 9:20 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

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September 16, 2020

CWG 2022 | Indian Olympic Association mulls boycott after non inclusion of shooting in Commonwealth Games 2022

first_imgLast Updated: 28th July, 2019 14:14 IST CWG 2022 | Indian Olympic Association Mulls Boycott After Non Inclusion Of Shooting In Commonwealth Games 2022 Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is mulling the boycott of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Birmingham, United Kingdom after shooting was taken down from the list of sports in the event. Koushik Narayanan WATCH US LIVE First Published: 28th July, 2019 11:37 IST Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is mulling the boycott of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Birmingham, United Kingdom after shooting was taken down from the list of sports in the event. IOA has sought the government’s approval to boycott of the event and a letter was addressed to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju seeking the nod on the same, penned by IOA President Narendra Batra. Boycott on the cards?Batra addressed a letter to Rijiju and has asked him to convene an early meeting to deliberate on the proposal to boycott the 2022 CWG event. Batra lashed out at the Commonwealth Games Federation (CFG) leadership for ‘changing the rules’ whenever India did well in the event and for having an ‘India bashing mindset’. He reportedly has said that India was no longer a colony of any country and therefore it does not need to heed to any other power. India has done extremely well in shooting and accounts for a large number of medals earned by athletes for the nation and scraping away of the sport could lead to a loss for the Indian participants.      Here’s the letter penned by Batra: SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Written By COMMENT LIVE TV READ | Tie In New Zealand-South Africa Rugby Match, Kiwis Take Jibe Over World Cup Final Boundary Count RuleShooting a strong side for IndiaIndia has 26 medals from the Olympics so far and four of those come from the sport of shooting, including Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing. Indian shooters who have excelled at the world stage include Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai, Member of Parliament (MP) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Vijay Kumar, Gagan Narang, Apurvi Chandela, Ronjan Sodhi, Anjali Bhagwat, Heena Sidhu, Shreyasi Singh, Manu Bhaker, Anisa Sayyed, Rahi Sarnobat, Saurabh Chaudhary.The Indian shooting contingent for the 2012 London was one of the largest to date. There were a total of 11 shooters including 4 female shooters. India’s first medal in the 2012 Olympics was when Gagan Narang won the bronze in the 10m Air Rifle event. The second medal came from the unheralded army man Vijay Kumar when he won the silver in the 25m rapid fire pistol event after finishing 4th in the qualification rounds. In the Commonwealth games alone, India has 63 medals from shooting, amounting to more than 50% of India’s medals at different editions of the event. READ | Tokyo Olympics 2020: You’ll Never Believe What The Medals Will Be Made Fromlast_img read more

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September 8, 2020

Uzoho: I’m Ready to Work, Have High Expectations With Elche

first_imgSuper Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, has expressed his determination to make the best of his time with Spanish Segunda B side, Elche C.F. following his loan move from Deportivo La Coruna,Deportivo La Coruna announced on Friday that the 19-year-old will spend the 2018/2019 campaign on loan at Elche.“I am very happy to be here. My dream is to be better every time, I come to work and learn,” Uzoho told Elche’s official website. Francis Uzoho “I am going t Uzoho was Nigeria’s first choice goalkeeper at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The former Nigeria youth international made two appearances for Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish La Liga last season.He however played 28 games with the club’s B side, Deportivo La Coruna Fabril in the Segunda B.“I will try to give the best of me, I have high expectations with the team,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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August 30, 2020

Scientific Games reports positive revenue momentum despite accounting restructure

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition July 29, 2020 Submit Share SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 A new look Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) announces its second quarter 2018 results, reporting revenue growth across its core divisions of gaming, lottery and digital services.Updating the market on Q2 2018 trading (period ending 30 June), SGC reports a 10% uplift in group revenues to $845 million (Q2 2017: $766 million).The Nasdaq-listed enterprise maintains its period revenue growth, despite implementing a new ‘revenue recognition accounting’ model which impacted the growth of its gaming ($470 million) and lottery ($207 million) verticals.SGC governance reports that new digital gaming/betting asset NYX recorded $51 million in period revenues.Combining the firm’s expanded revenue channels with a number of new group efficiencies, SGC governance announces an adjusted EBITDA increase of 8% to $340 million (Q2 2017: $315 million).Closing Q2 2018 trading, a debt restructured SGC reduces its period losses to $5.8 million, compared to 2017’s comparative -$40 million, as the firm takes advantage of its Euro-debt facility.Presenting his first financial update as Scientific Games Corporation CEO & President, Barry Cottle commented on corporate performance:“I’m very pleased with our accomplishments this quarter and particularly proud that all four businesses continued to experience growth this quarter and are accelerating our financial momentum.Our core businesses are strong and ready to capitalize on the significant opportunities in the marketplace to drive growth by delivering great games and robust platforms and systems that enable them. We remain focused on delivering results, maintaining our financial discipline and strategically investing in our future to maximize shareholder return.”Updating stakeholders on its active cash holdings, the Nasdaq enterprise details that its current ‘operating activities’ have decreased to $103 million from $169 million, as result interest payments taken from its February 2018 refinancing scheme.Michael Quartieri, Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games, added, “This quarter marks our eleventh consecutive quarter of year over year growth in revenue and AEBITDA. We have clear momentum across all of our global businesses. The improvement in our operating results, along with lower interest costs, provides us with a clear path of increasing cash flows, deleveraging, and strengthening our balance sheet.” Share Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020last_img read more

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