West Ham nurturing ex-Eaglets keeper Jinadu for Premier League outing

first_img The youngster is still on cloud nine over his professional contract with West Ham and he disclosed what this means to him and his family, who have always rallied around him during his formative years. “Signing my professional contract with West Ham was a very important moment in my life because it is what I’ve been working for since I was really young when I started playing football,” he continued. read also:Golden Eaglets Players Rating: Tijani solid in midfield, Jinadu exposed “It has been my dream to become a professional because I always love playing football and my family and everyone around me have sacrificed a lot for me to get to the position I am. “I’m just grateful that all the hard work that my family has put in has yielded fruits and it’s really good. “My family was so proud of me and really happy for me because they have been really supportive in my journey. Hearing that I signed for a big club like West Ham – they were over the moon with joy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Daniel Jinadu has set a three-pronged target at West Ham United, with his major priority a desire to feature in the Premier League. Jinadu Achieving ambitious goals remains a possibility for the teenage goalkeeper who starred for Nigeria during the 2019 U17 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Alongside Keenan Appiah-Forson, Harrison Ashby, Sam Caiger, Dan Chesters, Will Greenidge and Joshua Okotcha, the 17-year-old signed his first professional contract with the English top-flight side last week – a result of his consistency and diligence for the club’s U18s during the 2019-2020 season. Having had the chance of training with Joe Hart and Lukasz Fabianski, Jinadu expressed his drive to play in the Premier League, while hoping to play international football at the highest level. “The targets I’m setting for myself are to one day play in the Premier League which is one of the highest levels of football, and also to get a lot of games and hopefully, to play international football at the highest level,” Jinadu told Goal. “My target also is to develop my skills as a goalkeeper and as well gain experience of playing men’s football – playing at a high and advanced level.”last_img read more

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Juventus trying to skip passport saga with Suarez

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Why Are Sharks Afraid Of Dolphins?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World Italian champions Juventus are continuing to try and tempt Luis Suarez from Barcelona to Turin, according to Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio. The Italian journalist reports that Juve, Barca and the player himself are working together to help ensure the deal goes ahead, with Barca in particular keen to remove the Uruguayan’s salary from their wage bill. Di Marzio also revealed that a potential passport issue has been identified, with Juve already having filled their quota of non-EU citizens. Suarez might need to cancel his Barca contract and take a work contract in Italy, which would then ease the issue and see him awarded a passport within 15 days.Advertisement Loading… center_img Read Also: Messi considering Barcelona stay as transfer saga goes on However, Juve don’t see this is a deal-breaker. The bigger issue, they feel, is Suarez’s severance pay, which could prove too costly. Juventus are also still pursuing Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, who has been made available this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Christians best in Shawano barnburner

first_imgThe four quickly closed to the back bumper of Snellenberger. Michonski ran the high side with the oth­ers working the low side. Lap after lap, positions were swapped between the challengers with Snellenberger maintaining a slight lead. Marcus Yarie was the IMCA Modified winner and Sawyer Haese topped the Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod main. By Dave Buss  Rod Snellenberger took command of the race in the first few laps but was soon joined by Dan Michonski and Eric Arneson as Christians fought through traffic. With multiple four-wide battles behind him Snellenberger, seemed to be on his way to the win. Michonski, Arneson, Christians and Mike Schmidt, however, had other plans.  On lap 19, slight contact between Christians and Snellenberger caused a tire to begin going down on Snellenberger’s ride. Christians pounced on the opportunity and in a drag race down the front stretch edged out Michonski. Snellenberger held onto third with Schmidt fourth. Jeremy Christians prevailed in the Saturday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) SHAWANO, Wis. (June 22) – Some on social media were calling Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Shawano Speedway one of the best they have seen. Winner Jeremy Christians wouldn’t disagree.last_img read more

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Vertonghen plays down Barca link

first_img Press Association “Rumours will always be there, but I just go back to Tottenham,” Vertonghen told Belgian talk show Vive le Velo. “Interest from a great club like FC Barcelona pleases me of course – this is confirmation that you’re doing well. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, they say, but for the moment there is certainly no fire.” New boss Mauricio Pochettino has already bolstered his back line with the signings of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm while first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has penned a new five-year contract. Vertonghen, who has not yet returned to pre-season training following his exploits at this summer’s World Cup, is also set to commit his future to Tottenham. “I still had a four-year contract but I see that they have offered me a new five-year contract as a great sign of confidence,” Vertonghen told Belgian broadcaster Radio 1. “It goes without saying that I would like to stay at Tottenham.” Jan Vertonghen says there is no truth in rumours he wanted to leave Tottenham to join Barcelona and confirmed he has been offered a new five-year deal to stay at White Hart Lane.center_img Vertonghen, who moved to Spurs from Ajax in July 2012, has become a regular feature in Tottenham’s back four, playing left-back and centre-back over the past two seasons. The Belgium defender’s agent suggested several clubs were interested in the 27-year-old, including Barcelona, whose influential centre-back Carles Puyol retired this summer. last_img read more

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Football: Jack Cichy to miss 2017 season

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Athletic Department announced Thursday morning senior Jack Cichy will miss the 2017 season due to a knee injury.Cichy acquired the injury Tuesday during practice and is currently scheduled to have surgery on his knee Friday. This is a blow to the UW football team, who was relying on Cichy to anchor the lineback position this year.After losing both TJ Watt and Vince Biegel last year, Cichy was going to be the cornerstone of the Wisconsin defense. The senior had a fantastic season in 2016, recording 60 tackles and 1.5 sacks.A message from @jackCICHY pic.twitter.com/w3cdyleQ3b— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 10, 2017Cichy was also a leader off the field, and has earned numerous preseason accolades including the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.The only senior in a relatively inexperienced section, Cichy’s knowledge and strength was one of the most vital tools going forward this year for the Wisconsin defense. Without him, Wisconsin will rely heavily on TJ Edwards and Chris Orr.Football preview: What to expect from the Badgers this seasonThe University of Wisconsin football team enters the 2017 season with high expectations and hopes of replicating, or even exceeding, Read…Edwards also had a great season last year, earning 89 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions. The Illinois native also recorded an interception and a forced fumble during the 2016 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.Orr played one game in the 2016 season before attaining the same ACL injury that Cichy currently has. During the 2017 spring practice, Orr admitted that he was looking forward to returning to the field after an injury of watching from the sideline.Football: Orr out with ACL injury for remainder of seasonWisconsin football head coach Paul Chryst broke the news Monday that inside linebacker Chris Orr will miss the remainder of Read…Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst told the UW Athletic Department he felt sorry for Cichy, but knew that the senior would still be an influential player moving forward.“You hate it for Jack,” Chryst said. “You only get so many chances to play this game and you never want to see a guy miss any of those opportunities.”Cichy already red-shirted during the 2014 season, but there is still hope that he might be able to attain a medical hardship waiver. This waiver acknowledges that an athlete’s injury was so debilitating, they could not play during the entire season, and due to this, do not lose a year of eligibility.More about whether or not Cichy will be able to play a final year of football will be known later since Wisconsin will need to apply for the waiver, and the NCAA will need to approve the request.last_img read more

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SBC Strengthens Sales Team with Neil Judson

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment June 25, 2020 Share Related Articles SBC announces digital future for Europe, America, CIS & Africa July 30, 2020 StumbleUponcenter_img Neil JudsonNews, events and media services company SBC has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of popular betting industry salesman Neil Judson, who will be taking on the role of Senior Sales Manager.Judson has 10 years experience in b2b gambling publishing after sales roles at Betting Business magazine, International Casino Review and Intergamingi, as well as experience at Scientific Games.Judson, who will be reporting into SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark, is tasked with bolstering sales for SBC’s successful events, such as Betting on Football, Betting on Sports and SBC Awards. He will also be the main sales account manager on SBC’s esports business website EsportsInsider.com.SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron commented: “Having worked together with Neil for many years on Betting Business, I’m pleased to welcome him to the team at SBC to help drive our event sales. Neil is well liked in the industry so I’m sure he’ll be a massive asset in growing SBC even further.”Judson added: “I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into the SBC portfolio and selling packages around the impressive events that have been developed for the sports betting industry. Betting on Football and Betting on Sports have been impressive additions to the show calendar in recent years and I’m excited to now be a part of them.”Judson is the latest addition to a fast growing team at SBC, which has also seen the addition of industry journalist Scott Longley as Media Director, Ercin Tufekci as Head of Design, marketing expert Dennis Algreen as Head of Marketing and events specialist Lizzie Blake as Event Director, all in full time roles.SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark commented: “2016 was a year of incredible growth for SBC through our events, consultancy services and news website, which is why we’ve been adding such high quality personnel to the team. With the growth of the Betting on Football conference 3-5 May, and Betting on Sports 13-15 September, we will be looking to add more talent to the team in 2017.” Submit Share MEET NEIL JUDSON & TEAM SBC @ ICE, STAND SD2-C&D:To arrange a meeting with Neil Judson in his new SBC role at ICE Totally Gaming, please email him at neil@sbcnews.co.uk. Or visit Team SBC at stand SD2-C&D.You can also meet Neil and rest of Team SBC at the H2O Sports Data Seminar 5 February at One Whitehall Place: http://sbcevents.co.uk/sports-data-seminar/Or have a drink with him at the London Baby party 7 February at Cafe de Paris – Register here: http://sbcevents.co.uk/london-baby-2017/last_img read more

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Smarkets expands Strive remit supporting SBK launch

first_img Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Submit Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Dan Levy – SmarketsSeeking to boost coverage of its newly launched SBK ‘true price’ sportsbook product, Smarkets has expanded the remit of its partnership with sports marketing agency Strive Sponsorship.Smarkets has worked with Strive since September of last year, appointing the London-based agency to develop brand-led content-rich marketing campaigns across social media verticals, promoting its Smarkets flagship betting exchange product.Expanding Strive’s scope, Smarkets has tasked the agency with driving awareness of its new SBK sportsbook, a product which seeks to disrupt all standard engagements of traditional online wagering.The launch of SBK, sees Smarkets deliver new concepts and engagements to the betting market, such as allowing its players to directly benchmark SBK prices against competitor markets.Commenting on working with Strive, Dan Levy, Vice President, Partnerships and Communications at Smarkets, said: “Our social media output has never been better. Last year we were looking for an agency that could deliver on our desire for quality, informed, sports-betting content and we have been justified in our decision to appoint Strive.“When we were considering SBK’s social needs, Strive was the obvious choice.  Their in-depth knowledge of international sport, dedication, flexibility and appetite to constantly innovate is exactly what we look for in such a partner.” Malph Minns – StriveOperating since 2010, Strive is a specialist agency in sports marketing and brand activation, with a proven track record in developing UK nationwide campaigns for the likes of Guinness, Team Sky, British Airways and 888.Malph Minns, Managing Director of Strive Sponsorship, said: “The betting industry is highly competitive and social media plays an important role.  Therefore, to be entrusted with managing both the Smarkets exchange and SBK social presence so soon after launching our digital and content services offering is a testament to the valued expertise Strive’s business model can offer clients.”last_img read more

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Sterling domino effect: Dzeko, Jovetic and Higuain transfers could follow

first_imgRaheem Sterling’s proposed £49 million switch to Manchester City could spark a domino effect involving transfers for Citizens duo Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to Italian media.The trio have been linked with moves to Roma, Inter and Liverpool respectively. Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini jetted into Manchester on Sunday evening to thrash out a €15m (£10.7m) transfer for Dzeko, although City are believed to be holding out for €20m (£14.3m).Jovetic could be handed an escape route back to Serie A by Inter Milan – with City keen to unload players ahead of the big-money arrival of Sterling.The Montenegrin striker has struggled to make an impact at City since a £22m move from Fiorentina and managed just five Premier League goals last season.However, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport reported that Inter are holding out for Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who is believed to be the Nerazzurri’s top target ahead of Jovetic. Any delay could see Roma’s Sabatini ask for Jovetic as well as Dzeko during his Manchester visit. Meanwhile, Liverpool will soon have a huge influx of cash from the Sterling sale, meaning they can dive in for Napoli hitman Higuain. The door is more than open for an offer, as President Aurelio De Laurentiis was caught on camera telling fans “I wish” Higuain would leave. “With €90m I can buy eight players!”While the proposal won’t reach that height for Pipita, Napoli and Liverpool could do a deal for the Argentine. His confidence was battered over the summer by the Copa America, where he missed a decisive penalty in the shoot-out final against Chile.–last_img read more

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Denis Stojnić: I want to win the Champion Belt

first_imgDenis Stojnić, the best B&H MMA fighter, is preparing intensively for upcoming matches, and his colleagues and his manager confirm that he is in the best shape he has ever been. Difficult and demanding trainings yielded results, thus Stojnić had already lost seven kilograms.Stojnić’s next opponent or the organization in which he will perform are not known yet, and his coach Martijn de Jong said that the B&H fighter might perform at the Final Fight Championship (FFC).Stojnić should probably enter the ring with Dion Staring, champion of FFC federation, led by Zovko Orzat. As a reminder, Stojnić defeated Staring couple years ago, and they were also long-term sparring partners.“I got a call from my coach last night, and we talked about that possible match. The coach talked to Mark Petrak, one of the organizers in FFC, and he offered a financial compensation for this match and an opportunity for me to fight for the title, and I accepted,” Stojnić said.As a reminder, Orzat and Stojnić are not in overly good relationship, but it is clear that the FFC would gain on popularity if it gets another B&H fighter.“A truly bad champion Dion Staring is on the throne of the FFC and, if this match is held, I promise I will knock him out and take the belt in FFC federation,” Denis Stojnić is convinced.(Source: klix.ba/ photo tapology)last_img read more

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Family to sue hospital after child dies of strep throat

first_imgThe family of a 9-year-old who died after contracting strep throat says they are planning to sue Palms West Hospital after the hospital failed to recognize the seriousness of the child’s illness.According to the report, the child Sebastian Rodriguez came home from school on February 6th feeling ill.Rodriguez’ father then took the child to the hospital after his son continued to complain of severe headaches and he noticed that the 9-year-old was shivering.The child was evaluated at the hospital who then told the child’s father that his son was fine and sent them home with a medical prescription. Staff members also advised the family to wait a period of time and if the symptoms got worse, the family could return to the hospital.Rodriguez’ father says over the next few hours the child did become more ill but because it happened before the time frame the hospital gave them to return, Rodriguez’ family contacted the child’s pediatrician and was told to bring the child in the next morning.The child’s father says the next day his son was so weak that he had to carry him into the doctor’s office. The doctor then evaluated the child and called the hospital to suggest that they admit the child.When the 9-year-old’s family return to the hospital, however, the hospital evaluated the child again and sent the family home.Less than 24-hours later the family returned with the child who was screaming out in pain. Nurses then tried to intubate him, but at that point,  his tongue was too swollen.Eventually the child’s heart stopped and despite efforts from the medical staff, they were unable to revive him. The child was pronounced dead at 7:31 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9th.The family is now working towards suing Palms West whom they are accusing of failing to recognize the serious nature of the child’s illness.last_img read more

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