first_imgThe 5MW Elisa prototype, Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, has officially been put into operation.According to the Canarian Association for Renewable Energy, the turbine was commissioned yesterday, 17 March, at the Plocan test site.To remind, the installation of the full-scale Elisa prototype was completed at the site offshore Gran Canaria at the beginning of July last year.The self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine is developed under the EU-funded Elican project carried out by a consortium of Esteyco, Siemens Gamesa, ALE Heavylift, DEWI GmbH, and Plocan.The project’s goal was to assemble the entire system, including the foundation, tower and wind turbine, and its pre-commissioning under controlled conditions at the Arinaga port, and then tow it to the site using conventional tugs.This is said to reduce the risks associated with assembly work at sea and cut installation costs by 30% to 40% compared to existing conventional solutions.last_img read more

first_imgSome fans attacked the Manchester United team bus with glass bottles and other missiles – which delayed kick-off by 45 minutes.The FA says it’ll work closely with both clubs and the Metropolitan Police to investigate. Winston’s Reid’s late header secured a deserved victory for the Hammers in their final home game before moving to the London Olympic Stadium in the summer.Manager Slaven Bilic says that his players were determined to leave the old ground on a winning note…However there was a sour note to last night’s game after the English FA confirmed that it will investigate the “unsavoury incidents” that took place before the game.last_img read more

first_img Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Related Articles Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a new partnership with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia which will provide SIS with the rights to distribute live pictures and data from the Saudi Cup.Under the terms of the agreement, SIS will be authorised to broadcast the full two days of horse racing at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with Kingdom Day taking place on February 28 and Saudi Cup Day following on February 29.Paul Witten, Product Director at SIS, said: “We’re extremely excited to announce this new partnership with Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia to distribute live pictures and data from the world’s richest horse race.“The partnership strengthens our industry-leading international racing offering, while also benefiting partners worldwide through additional content that is sure to grab the attention of bettors.”Data from the full Saudi Cup meeting will be made available to SIS’s customers worldwide via its retail and online services, including its 24/7 Live Betting Channels.The agreement marks a further expansion of its international racing portfolio for SIS, having previously secured agreements to supply data from events across the UK and Ireland, Australia, Dubai, Latin America, Mauritius and Korea among others.In January, SIS inked a new agreement with Pin Projekt’s sports betting brand WWin, which will see SIS supply two of its 24/7 Live Betting Channels, including a horse racing channel as well as a greyhound racing channel. StumbleUpon Submit Share SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Share SIS adds Irish Greyhound Derby to its portfolio August 13, 2020last_img read more

first_imgGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has called up Parma midfielder Afriyie Acquah into the Black Stars to replace the injured Emmanuel Agyemang Badu.Agyemang Badu has been ruled out of Ghana’s reverse fixture of the final round qualifier against Malawi for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.The Udinese midfielder was part of the initial 21-man squad named by coach Appiah for the game in Lilongwe on October 13 but he suffered a knee injury on Thursday while playing for his Italian club in the Europa League.Ghana won the first leg 2-0 in Accra. The aggregate winner goes through to next year’s Cup of Nations to be hosted by South Africa.last_img read more

first_imgSixty-six things we now know about the Dodgers’ No. 66, rookie sensation Yasiel Puig:1. Since making his debut on June 3, Puig leads the major leagues in hits (89) and runs (47).2. He’s a fan of La Caridad, a Cuban restaurant on Sunset Boulevard.3. The Dodgers have the best winning percentage in baseball since Puig’s arrival (.723). 9. Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown were among those who took pictures with Puig at a Playboy Mansion party held during the All-Star break.10. He bought his parents, Omar and Maritza, a house in Miami.11. Puig was born Dec. 7, 1990 in Cienfuegos, Cuba.12. Puig played 63 minor-league games before being called up to the Dodgers.13. In his first minor-league game in the Arizona Rookie League, Puig went 0 for 4 with a strikeout.14. In his final minor-league game with Double-A Chattanooga, Puig went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.15. In between, Puig batted .339 with 13 home runs and 21 stolen bases in 61 games.16. In his first major-league game, Puig went 2 for 4 and ended the game with an outfield assist. He completed a double play with a throw to first base from the right-field warning track.17. Puig was clocked as the fastest player on the team during spring training.18. A Cuban man alleged, in a still-unsettled $12 million lawsuit, Puig’s testimony resulted in his wrongful imprisonment for human smuggling.19. While playing for Double-A Chattanooga in April, Puig was arrested in Tennessee for reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance.20. According to the police report, Puig was driving his BMW x35i sports utility vehicle 97 mph in a 50 mph zone when he was arrested.21. In his first game at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga last year, Puig was heavily criticized for not running out a groundout.22. Three Dodgers scouts watched Puig at a workout in Mexico City. Puig only hit; he didn’t run, field or throw.23. Shortly afterward, the Dodgers signed him to a seven-year, $42 million contract.24. Puig is represented by Miami-based agent Jaime Torres, but reportedly has been courted by Jay Z’s Roc Nation agency.25. A photo of Puig and Kobe Bryant published on Instagram in July received more than 17,000 likes.26. Bryant arranged to meet Puig after Bryant threw his support behind Puig’s All-Star campaign on Twitter.27. Puig played for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League during the most recent offseason.28. At the ESPY Awards, Puig finished second to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the “breakthrough athlete” category and presented an award with gymnast Gabby Douglas.29. Dodgers clubhouse manager Mitch Poole designed a navy blue “PUIG 66” T-shirt in the shape of a freeway sign. It’s been worn by nearly every player since.30. Puig had been with the Dodgers less than five weeks when his jersey cracked the top 10 (based on jersey sales on MLB.com) for the season, according to figures released by MLB.31. Puig was supposed to play in the Arizona Fall League last year but developed a staph infection in his elbow.32. In June, the National League Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month awards went to Puig, only the fifth time that has happened since the Rookie of the Month award was introduced in 2001.33. That month, Puig had 44 hits.34. The Dodgers’ previous record for most hits in a player’s first month belonged to Steve Sax (43).35. The only player ever with more hits in his first calendar month: Joe DiMaggio, with 48 hits in May 1936.36. Puig was chosen as the National League Player of the Week after his first week with the Dodgers.37. In his first eight games, Puig had six multi-hit games, more than only one player since 1916.38. The first player Dodgers manager Don Mattingly compared Puig to in spring training was former MLB and NFL standout Bo Jackson.39. One week into Puig’s career, Jackson was asked if he was aware of Puig. Through a spokesperson, Jackson said he was not.40. In Cuba, Puig’s idol was German Mesa, a Cuban shortstop who never defected during his playing career and still manages in Cuba’s top league.41. Puig had barely recovered from the staph infection when he played for the Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League and batted .232 (16 for 69) with one home run in 20 games.42. The home run came in his first Winter League at-bat.43. Puig is one of only two players since 1900 with four home runs in his first five major-league games.44. The Dodgers hired former pitcher Eddie Oropesa to help Puig acclimate to the United States when he first arrived.45. Midway through the season, Oropesa was replaced by Tim Bravo, a special education teacher from New Mexico and a friend of Dodgers scouting director Logan White.46. When Bravo learned his 7-year-old son had eyelid cancer, Puig reportedly offered to pay for treatment.47. Puig’s walk-up song is “Papa Dios Me Dijo” by Secreto El Biberon.48. After hitting his first career grand slam (in his fourth game), Puig and then-Dodgers third baseman Luis Cruz debuted a celebratory “swim dance” in the dugout.49. Through his first 61 starts, Puig hasn’t gone more than two consecutive games without a hit.50. The contract Puig signed on June 29, 2012 would have been invalid four days later because of restrictions on international player contracts imposed by MLB.51. Puig had not heard of former Dodgers and Diamondbacks slugger Luis Gonzalez before Mark McGwire introduced them before a game in Phoenix in July.52. Puig has attempted four bunts; three have gone for hits.53. Puig’s parents are engineers.54. Puig reportedly helped White connect to the internet when they went out to dinner last year in Mexico City.55. For reasons still unknown, Puig was suspended from playing in Cuba’s top league in 2011-12.56. Puig has six outfield assists this season, one behind Andre Ethier for the team lead.57. Puig has two English bulldogs named Princess and Jacob.58. On the Dodgers’ “Fan Photo Day” in July, Puig gave his white home jersey to a wheelchair-bound fan.59. Before Puig, the last Dodgers player from Cuba was Zoilo Versalles, who spent one season in Los Angeles (1968).60. The Dodgers gave away T-shirts with the words “Puig Factor” printed across the front for a Sunday game in July against the Rockies. The game sold out (51,402).61. Puig met Sandy Koufax for the first time on June 25.62. Three days earlier, while the Dodgers were visiting the New York Yankees, Puig met Reggie Jackson.63. Puig’s .362 batting average is the highest for a major-league rookie since 1931.64. Since Puig debuted, only one National League player has a higher on-base percentage and slugging percentage.65. Puig will make the most money ($7.5 million) in 2018, the final year of his contract.66. Puig has swung at 54.3 percent of the pitches he sees, which ranks 16th among major-league players with at least 240 plate appearances.*all stats are current through Friday Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img 4. It took at least one failed attempt before Puig successfully defected to the United States from Cuba. A member of the Coast Guard boat that captured Puig’s party emailed Yahoo! Sports and told the story.5. The Dodgers scouted Puig when he was a teenager. Mike Brito, the scout who also signed Fernando Valenzuela, first watched him play in an international tournament in Canada.6. Puig bequeathed the title of Best Player in Cuba to Alfredo Despaigne, a 27-year-old outfielder who is not expected to defect.7. Puig already has signed a major endorsement deal with the Rudy Project, a sunglasses manufacturer based in Italy.8. Puig can kick a baseball like a hackey sack, having done so with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo before a game in July.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES — Much has changed in between Freddie Freeman’s two postseason appearances at Dodger Stadium.Most notably, he became Freddie Freeman.Unless you are among Freeman’s family or one of his friends from his youth in Orange County, you might not have even remembered that Freeman was just coming into his own on those 2013 Atlanta Braves, who lost to the Dodgers in the division series.Freeman was just a few months removed from his first All-Star Game, and he’d just turned 24. Now, Freeman is 29 and finishing off what will be two of three seasons in the top 10 in the MVP voting. Yahoo! Sports just conducted a survey of baseball insiders, who named him as the game’s top first baseman.Freeman has helped lead the Braves back to the playoffs, which has earned him a trip back home.“I am the only one that doesn’t live in Southern California,” the El Modena High product said before Game 1. “Everybody is still here. They’re all coming up tonight. I’m going to have a lot of Freemans in the crowd. Hopefully, I can put on a good show for them.”Freeman did manage a single on Thursday, but otherwise the night belonged to the Dodgers.It was right where Freeman and the Braves left off the last time they were here in October. In 2013, the Braves had a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning of Game 4, hoping to send the series back to Atlanta. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Then Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer.“The next thing you know,” Freeman recalled on Thursday, “I felt like Dodger Stadium was coming down. It was so loud.”The Braves lost that series, and they’re expected to lose this one too, because they are a young roster, built around Freeman.“He’s the guy now,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker, who was the third base coach on the 2013 team. “When we came here in the playoffs in ’13, we had a pretty good team, and Freddie wasn’t the marquee guy back then. He was a really good, up-and-coming player. But now I think he’s matured. He’s been around these last five years, and he’s really established himself as a force in our clubhouse. And obviously, what he does on the field speaks for itself.”Related Articles Freeman established himself in 2013, hitting .319 with 23 homers, 109 RBIs and an OPS of .897, finishing fifth in the MVP race. Against the Dodgers in the division series, Freeman was 5 for 16.After that, the Braves dismantled their team. Over the next few years, they stripped away players such as Jason Heyward, Craig Kimbrel, Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton.Leaving Freeman.They gave him an eight-year, $135-million deal as their way of showing him he was the nucleus of the rebuild.“It was my job to try and get this team back to the playoffs as quick as we can,” Freeman said. “And I feel like three years of rebuilding is pretty quick. I feel like we’re going to be here for a lot of years.”last_img read more

first_img“I just grew up in the wind, having to play a lot of different shots and using imagination around the greens on the course I grew up at. So, it’s different but it feeds well into this style of golf and then we don’t see it very often. I wish we were able to see it more. I love links golf.”He’s walking them in. @JordanSpieth continues to climb the board.pic.twitter.com/8EuNNeVmms— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 19, 2019Spieth’s American compatriot Brooks Koepka — who has gone 2-1-2 in the majors in 2019 — also made it back to the clubhouse at 5 under.The four-time major winner feels he would be higher on the leaderboard had he been hotter with the putter over the opening two days. “I didn’t make a putt all week. I just need to figure that out. If I can make some putts I could very easily be 10 under and really maybe more,” he said. “I haven’t made anything. On the front nine I didn’t hit it as good as I’d like. I didn’t pitch it as good. It’s tough to really score if you’re going to do that.”It’s frustrating. You’ve just got to stay patient and just wait your turn, just like I did on 12 and 13 [where he made back-to-back birdies]. I haven’t really hit anything too close yet, either.”I feel like some of my good shots have just been a little too far away from the hole. So, if I can just clean it up just the slightest little bit I could be off and running.” British Open 2019: Tommy Fleetwood’s jazzy Portrush shirt divides opinion on social media British Open 2019: Tommy Fleetwood sets clubhouse target at Royal Portrushcenter_img Spieth also tied for fourth in 2015 and was co-leading heading into the final round at Carnoustie a year ago before falling away and finishing in a tie for ninth. “It’s pretty much the style of golf,” Spieth replied when asked about his performances in The Open. “I always get pumped up for major championships, clearly I try to peak for majors and then this style of golf I’ve always found to fit my game pretty well. Related News PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Jordan Spieth says the conditions he played in growing up are why he enjoys playing links golf so much as he left himself well in contention after his second round at the British Open.The 2017 champion went around Royal Portrush in 67 on Friday and is 5 under for the tournament, which was four back of the leading score.last_img read more

first_imgThe training camp of the B&H team on Crkvičko hill is almost finished. After the company ALMY, together with subcontractors, finished construction of work and equipping the center, a check-up of the place is being conducted to prepare for the official opening of the Center for all football clubs in B&H, according to zenicablog.com.The construction of a sports center according to the most modern world and European standards is in the final stages and will be completed by the end of this month. The value fo teh construction is around 10 million KM, of which the European Football Federation (UEFA) allocated about 8 million KM, and teh World Football Federation (FIFA) 2 million KM. The official opening of this sports complex is scheduled for September, and teh B&H Football Federation confirmed that the ribbon at the ceremony will be cut by the President of UEFA Michel Platini. He will travel to B&H with his colleagues on 2nd or 3rd September 2013. Guests at the ceremony will include representatives of footballa associations throughout the region, coaches of football teams from neighboring countries and a number of well-known personalities in football. Municipality Zenica had an important role in the realization of this project, which offered the free use of the land for 40 years, and ensured the necessary permits and infrastructural connections to the center. (Source: Dnevni Avaz)last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–Nick Alexander’s classy homebred Enola Gray showed her customary early zip and went on to an authoritative 3 ¼ length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, the first of five stakes restricted to horses bred or sired in California that are Golden State Series eligible.  Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old Grazen filly got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.10.Breaking from post position two in a field of eight older fillies and mares, Enola Gray sat just outside of eventual third place finisher Desert Steel down the hill through splits of 21.55, 43.04 and 1:05.86.  Head and head at the dirt crossing three sixteenths of a mile from home, Enola Gray asserted her superiority leaving the sixteenth pole and won in-hand.“I had a beautiful trip,” said Baze.  “She’s an unbelievable filly.  Once I put Bejarano away (aboard Desert Steel) it was pretty much over from there and I just kept her attention.”Off at 3-5, Enola Gray paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10.  A winner of the California Distaff Handicap down the hill three starts back, she is now unbeaten in two starts over the unique hillside layout.  Enola Gray, who was most recently third in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, now has five wins (four of them stakes) from eight starts.  With the winner’s share of $90,000, she now has earnings of $449,100.“I really, truly believe the sky’s the limit with this filly,” said D’Amato.  “We’re going to plan to stretch her out later on in the year, and then I think she’ll be even more effective.”Alexander, a longtime owner/breeder in California who is well known to millions of Southlanders through his Nick Alexander Imports radio commercials (“Nick Can’t Say No”) is now chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) as well.“She’s a neat horse, she really is,” said Alexander.  “Her dam (Unsung Heroine, by More Than Ready) had not had anything worth a darn before that.  Everyone that gets on her says that you can’t even feel her hit the ground.  She just has one of those big, long strides.  She’s a sweetheart.”Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Smoove It flew from off the pace to nip Desert Steel by a head for the place.  Off at 5-1, she paid $4.20 and $3.00.Desert Steel finished a nose in front of Cuddle Alert and paid $2.60 to show. HEAVILY FAVORED, ALEXANDER HOMEBRED PERFECT IN TWO STARTS DOWN HILLSIDElast_img read more

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Thomas Rodrigues is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Rodrigues began the week with a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 10-9 victory over Prairie View A&M’s Xavier Lawrence at the top slot in singles play. After the Islanders dropped the doubles point against UTRGV on Friday, Rodrigues provided a crucial point in singles, defeating Elliot Johnstone at the No. 4 flight (6-0, 6-2), to help propel Corpus Christi’s rally to win the dual match. The sophomore from Romorantin, France, also earned a 6-1 doubles victory with Kyohei Yamanka in the No. 3 doubles slot in the first match against the Panthers before moving to the No. 2 spot with William Mottet in the second match, winning 6-4. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Thomas Rodrigues, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Romorantin, Francecenter_img Honorable Mention: Zachary Vander Heiden, UIW. The Islanders (8-1, 0-0 SLC) extended their win streak to eight matches following a pair of victories over Prairie View A&M on Thursday (6-1, 5-1) followed by a 4-3 win over UTRGV on Friday. Corpus Christi heads to the UL Lafayette Tournament this weekend, beginning competition at 9 a.m. CT.last_img read more