Boston tops SportMods at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (July 9) – Dustin Boston outran the IMCA SportMod field for his first Tri-State Speed­way victory of the season on Saturday night.Logan Ellis finished second for the second week in a row and last week’s winner, Dustin Leather­man, followed for a third place finish.Tate Cole captured his eighth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win of the season over Kevin Guinn in second and 15-year-old Kayden Menasco in third.last_img

USC soccer notches two wins against California foes

first_imgThe women’s soccer team continued its red-hot start to the season with resounding victories against Cal Poly and Pepperdine over the weekend, improving its record to 3-0.The Women of Troy claimed their second victory of the season on Friday as they defeated Cal Poly 6-1. While the performance was far from perfect, the Trojans showed many glimpses of why they are one of the best teams in the country.“I like the way we started the game, I liked the intensity, I liked the way our forwards finished in the first half,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said after Friday’s win. “I wanted a little bit more out of the second half, but it’s hard to sustain that mentally. My expectations are greater, but overall a great day. [I] got to see a lot of players play, so I thought for the most part it was good.”The scoring frenzy started with senior forward Leah Pruitt, who played one of her best games for the Trojans to date. She scored 2 goals within the first 10 minutes of the game and assisted on one later in the game. Pruitt looked phenomenal on the ball, dribbling past the goalie for both her goals, showing composure on the ball and magnificent touch. While the Trojans have many high caliber players on the team, Pruitt’s performances will be key this season if they look to make it far in the NCAA tournament.“I think it was really awesome how we came out and scored a lot of goals early,”  Pruitt said. “I try to stay composed when I’m close to the goal and I saw the goalie coming out and it worked both times.”Redshirt junior forward Natalie Jacobs also claimed a goal from the penalty spot to make it 3-0 within 10 minutes. The remaining goals came from sophomore midfielder Tara McKeown, junior right-back Ashleigh Plumptre and freshman striker Penelope Hocking.Although she didn’t claim a goal against Cal Poly, redshirt sophomore Savannah DeMelo also contributed to the win. Most of the midfield play went through DeMelo, who had a strong touch in her game against the Mustangs.The Women of Troy carried their momentum into Sunday by routing Pepperdine 5-0. This was quite an impressive feat for the Trojans as the Waves had not allow a goal at home in over 900 minutes of play dating back to last season.After the first half, the game seemed close as the Trojans were only leading 1-0, courtesy of a goal from DeMelo following a great linkage of play, including a brilliant cross into the box by McKeown and a good pass from Plumptre to allow DeMelo to simply tap it into the bottom corner of the goal.The goals just seemed to flow in the second half as DeMelo scored another goal from the penalty spot following a foul on Jacobs that led to her exit from the game. Additionally, freshman forward Penelope Hocking showed great composure as she put another one past the goalie to make the score 3-0. Hocking has looked impressive coming off the bench in her last two games for the Trojans. McKeown got in on the scoring party as she put away the fourth goal for the Trojans after beating two defenders on the dribble and putting away a hard, low shot. The Women of Troy were gifted their 5th goal after a Waves’ defender headed the ball into her own net to give the Trojans a 5-0 lead and put the game out of reach.The Women of Troy looked impressive this weekend and certainly look like a top team after having scored 11 goals in two games. They haven’t scored more than 4 goals in a game since 2014 when the Trojans put 9 goals past Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Now, the Trojans have scored 5 or more in two consecutive games, and both against defensively sound teams. While in years past the Trojans’ strong suit has been defense, this season they look to have found an offensive groove.The Trojans will travel to No. 5 Florida State in their next game on Friday which will quickly be followed by a trip to No. 6 Florida on Sunday — two high-profile matchups that will test the team.last_img read more

Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Swedish market requires clear guidance on under-18 wagering criteria

first_img Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Gustaf Hoffstedt – BOSGustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary-General of Swedish online gambling trade association BOS, has requested that gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen offer clarity on recent fines related to ‘betting on sports events’ sanctioned under Chapter 8 of Sweden’s revamped Gambling Act.Requesting an ‘urgent meeting’, the BOS leader urges Spelinspektionen to offer ‘clear and detailed guidance’ on Chapter 8 and its board definition, related to “betting may not relate to events where the majority of the participants are under the age of 18”.Writing to Spelinspektionen governance, Hoffstedt details that Swedish online gambling incumbents maybe unintentionally breaching Swedish gambling laws due to a lack of clarity on definition and interpretation of Gambling Act Chapter 8 provisions.BOS sanctions a ‘call for clarity’ as Sweden’s regulatory authority fines eight licensed incumbents with penalty charges ranging between SEK 700,000-to-10 million for offering betting markets on apparent under-18 sporting events.“It is imperative that the regulator provides clear and detailed guidance on what is expected of operators in order to be fully compliant with the regulations, in particular around the issue of offering odds where there may be participants who are under 18,” said Hoffstedt.“In the absence of such guidance BOS was surprised and frustrated to learn of the decision taken by the Authority to sanction several of its members without prior warning.”Detailing stakeholder concerns, BOS underlines that members have on several occasions asked the regulator to provide guidance on how it interprets sporting events involving under-18 athletes.Hoffstedt added: “We would ask the Authority to clearly define what constitutes a ‘participant’ and also to provide clarity on whether operators are permitted to offer markets where 50% or more of the participants are over 18 (as indicated in Chapter 8, of the Gambling Act.”On Tuesday, the governance of Stockholm listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) temporarily withdrew its Swedish sportsbook services for flagship Rizk and Guts brands, stating that it could not operate wagering services due to ‘uncertainties over market compliance’.In its statement, BOS underlines that its members have taken ‘precautious steps’ to comply with Gambling Act provisions and its broad interpretations, which have seen bookmakers amend markets and even remove all under-19 football betting markets.“In light of these recent developments, BOS remains very concerned about the future regulatory environment in Sweden and the prospect of operators unwittingly falling foul of the Authority’s interpretation of the regulations,” Hoffstedt continued.“The Authority has already taken strict action against one company by revoking its operating licence and it is of the utmost importance for BOS to ensure that none of its members face the same threat; the loss of a licence would have extremely serious implications, not only in Sweden but for their entire businesses.”BOS ended its statement calling for an ‘open dialogue and exchange of information’ helping to ensure the highest levels of compliance, which in-turn should establish a good working relationship between the regulator and its licensees. StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

Hippos intensify training ahead of Cameroon return leg

first_img Tags: AFCON U-20allan okelloHipposJulius polotomatia luleMustapha Kiiza The Hippos are gearing up for the return leg away to CameroonAFCON U-20 Qualifiers 2019Cameroon vs UgandaYaounde, CameroonFriday, 18-05-2019The Uganda U-20 national football team, the Hippos have resumed training as they prepare for the second leg tie away to Cameroon on Friday.The Hippos are currently in a residential training setting at the African Bible Study Campus in Lubowa where they undertake double sessions in the morning and evening.Head coach Matia Lule is optimistic that his boys can get the job done on Friday.“We are intensifying our preparations because the job is far from over, said Lule.“We got the result we desired at home, winning and not conceding and i am optimistic we can go to Yaounde and score an away goal.“Hopefully we don’t concede and put ourselves in a dangerous situation.The Hippos will have KCCA FC defender Mustapha Kizza returning after he completed his two match ban for the red card he received against South Sudan at the StarTimes stadium last month.His experience of playing with KCCA in the CAF Champions league remains a key component for the Hippos.Team captain Julius Poloto and Allan Okello are the other players with CAF Champions league experience on the current Hippos side.Julius Poloto (extreme right) is one of the three players absent from campThe trio will join the rest of the players after KCCA’s CAF Champions’ league match with Al Alhy on Tuesday at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.Also Read: KCCA FC hopes to maintain outstanding home record when they host Al AhlyThe Uganda U-20 team is expected to depart the country on Wednesday.Uganda won the first leg on Saturday 1-0 cartousy of a Steven Mukwala first half strike.Also Read: Hippos take narrow lead in AFCON qualifiers against CameroonThat was Mukwala’s fourth goal of the qualifying campaign and he still leads the chats Gabon’s Gabriel Ndong who has three.Hippos during a previous team bonding sessionThe U-20 players currently in camp:Goalkeepers: Saidi Keni (Proline), Denis Otim (Mbarara FC), Dennis Darren Ssebugwawo (Telesa, Mutundwe)Defenders: Paul Willa (Police), Fred Okot (URA), Robert Kitabalwa (St Mary’s Kitende S.S), Herbert Achai (Kibuli S.S and KCCA Junior Team), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers), Bashir Asiku (Vipers)Midfielders: Abubaker Kasule (Unattached), Ivan Eyam (Amus College and Ktaka FC), Frank Tumwesigye (Vipers), Faisal Ssekyanzi (St Mary’s Nabweru), Raymond Onyai (Kataka)Strikers: Steven Mukwala (Vipers), Hamisi Tibita (BUL).The Ones expected in Camp on Tuesday evening:Allan Okello, Mustafa Kizza, Julius Poloto (Team Captain) all play for KCCA FC.Comments last_img read more