Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Lions In Softball

first_imgBatesville Bulldogs hosted the Rushville Lions Thursday night losing 6-1.Rushville struck first in the 3rd with 1 run.  Batesville then was able to tie the game at 1 when they manufactured a run of their own in the 4th. Rushville scored again in the 5th to go up 2-1. Batesville was unable to respond and in the 6th Rushville scored 4 runs with 2 outs with the help of 3 costly errors. Final score 6-1 in favor of Rushville.Key performers for Bulldogs were Bre Hartman & Kara Obermeyer going 2-3. Whitney Axsom was 1-2, and Ellie Waechter and Kelsey Huffner went 1-3.The Bulldogs are now 4-13 overall, 2-8 in conference play.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Todd Reed.last_img read more

Whelan: Double-header is crucial

Press Association Glenn Whelan believes next month’s World Cup qualifying meetings with Sweden and Austria will be among the most important games he has played in a green shirt. And Sunderland defender John O’Shea, who saw Brady come through the ranks at Old Trafford, believes he can go from strength to strength. “He has the exuberance of a real confident player and it is really showing in his football,” he said. “You can see the ability he has got. He was only getting rare glimpses at United, but he is getting it regularly now. “He has a real taste for it and I am sure he will be good for us and for Hull City.” The Stoke midfielder won his 50th cap for Ireland in their goalless draw with Wales in Cardiff on Wednesday night. The 29-year-old could have marked the occasion with a goal, but dragged well wide after being teed up smartly by Robbie Brady. Having enjoyed his landmark appearance for Ireland, Whelan quickly turned his attention to next month’s double-header, which will go a long way to deciding whether Giovanni Trapattoni’s side get to contest a play-off for a spot in the finals. Whelan helped Ireland successfully qualify for Euro 2012, but with Sweden and Austria locked with them on 11 points, the games in Dublin and Vienna are as important as any he has been a part of. “It was great to get my 50th cap,” he said. “It was not something I ever expected and it was good for us to get a result, even though we had the chances to win it. “Now we have two massive games next month, it is the most crucial double-header we have had during my time in the team. “We can still do it, but we can only focus on that first game against Sweden and getting the win we need. “Everyone will know after those games if we have a big chance of going to Brazil or not.” One of the bright points of Ireland’s performance in Cardiff was the display of Hull midfielder Brady. The 21-year-old Manchester United product was a lively presence, showcasing some nice footwork and incisive passing. read more

Beat writers select Syracuse to beat Cornell handily before start of ACC play

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Amid one of its worst stretches in recent years and only days removed from its worst-ever Carrier Dome loss, Syracuse (7-5) will look to avoid another humiliating nonconference loss against Cornell (3-8) on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. The Big Red lost by four to Colgate, a team SU blew out by 28 points in the season opener, and have lost three of four. But Syracuse, which begins Atlantic Coast Conference play next week, has dropped five of its last eight.Our beat writers explain below how they think Tuesday’s matchup between in-state foes will unfold.Connor Grossman (7-5)Point of no returnSyracuse 81, Cornell 55If Syracuse was a car on the highway, it’s pulling off for a final rest stop. It’s the last one for the next three months. What should have been a relatively smooth drive up to this point has been anything but that, and SU is now left with one cushy opponent before conference play begins. Running the numbers on inferior opponents has proved senseless up to this point. That’s because we don’t know which Syracuse team is going to show up: The one that trounces weak teams by 30 or the one that gets bullied by the same margin. SU should win on Tuesday. But if nothing else, we’ve learned that means nothing.Matt Schneidman (8-4)Calm before the stormSyracuse 78, Cornell 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textI’m not going to dive into stats or analytics since, well, Syracuse has showed those clearly don’t matter in determining the outcome of a game. St. John’s had no business beating the Orange, let alone by 33, but this SU team has defied logic when predicting these games. So this prediction will go as so: Syracuse will dominate Cornell because it should, not because the Big Red turns the ball over a certain number of times or because Cornell shoots a certain percentage from beyond the arc compared to from 2-point range. Cornell is 3-8 and that’s even worse than St. John’s coming in, so enjoy the New Year with a Syracuse win before it gets ugly.Paul Schwedelson (8-4)The last giftSyracuse 79, Cornell 61The Orange can’t afford to lose another game before conference play begins, but SU won’t have to worry against Cornell. Syracuse should cruise in the second half as the stress meter drops to the lowest it will be the rest of the season. Eleven of the ACC’s 15 teams have winning percentages above .800 and the Orange will be scrapping for wins over the next two months. That is, after SU blows out the Big Red, a team that doesn’t have a player averaging more than 5.3 boards per game and a team that ranks 340th in the country in height, per Kenpom.com. Comments Published on December 26, 2016 at 3:51 pmlast_img read more

Betsson AB seeks to bolster group efficiencies following turbulent 2017 trading

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Despite recording a strong end-of-year, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has reported full-year 2017 declines in operating income and earnings, as governance moves to streamline company operations.Publishing its 2017 results, Betsson would record, improved Q4 2017 group revenues of SEK 1,25 billion boosted by favourable sporting results recorded during the Q4 trading period.However, Betsson has had to adjust to tougher market conditions combined with higher corporate expenses, as the operator moves to expand its services and enter new markets.Expansion costs, combined with negative currency impacts and increased betting duties would see Betsson governance declare a 7% decline in operating income to SEK 882.2 million (€88 million).Despite recording increased full-year group revenues of SEK 4.7 billion (FY 2016: SEK 4.1 billion), combined with improved player KPIs, tough trading conditions would see Betsson declare a 10% drop in net income to SEK 786 million (€79 million).Entering 2018, Betsson governance has moved to implement a series of ‘efficiency measures’ which will reduce corporate net costs by SEK 50-60 million per annum.In its full-year statement, Betsson governance revealed that it would move to create a ‘flatter organisation’ which it believes will enable its operations to become more efficient in the long term.Commenting on the corporate update, Pontus Lindwall Group CEO of Betsson AB, stated;  “We have identified and started to implement a number of improvements on both the product and the marketing side. The launch of the new front-end system for Casino and Sportsbook on desktop and apps should be completed during 2018. Betsson will focus marketing spend on key markets with the ambition to achieve a higher return on investment. As an example, we have scaled back on marketing volumes for the UK.”“When I stepped in as CEO in September, my first action was to analyse the situation the company was in and together with management set a plan on how to bring Betsson back to higher growth and earnings. It will take some time until I am satisfied, but we are systematically implementing actions to improve performance and expect to see results towards the end of the year.” Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Share Share Submit TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020last_img read more