Serie A: Inter Milan game among three postponed over coronavirus fears

first_img “It seems to me a great injustice – if the monitor does not work, the referee must decide,” he added. “I understand that the regulation allows this and (referee Federico) La Penna explained it to me, but I don’t agree with it.” Ronaldo came close to a second when his free-kick hit the crossbar as Sarri’s side earned a valuable three points against an outfit they had failed to beat away from home in the previous two seasons. It got Juventus back on track on their travels after consecutive defeats at Napoli and at Hellas Verona, and ahead of next week’s first-leg, last-16 Champions League trip to Lyon. Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini made his first start since being sidelined with a cruciate ligament knee injury last August, playing for 55 minutes in Ferrara. – Milan held – Second-placed Lazio can close to the gap to one point with a win at Genoa on Sunday. Promoted Content8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Best Natural History Museums In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Read Also: Serie A: Red-hot Ronaldo sends Juve four points clear But AC Milan missed the chance to move ahead of sixth-placed Napoli into the Europa League places with a 1-1 draw at 10-man Fiorentina. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal ruled out in the first half for a handball with Milan also losing goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to a foot injury seven minutes after the break allowing Asmir Begovic to come on for his debut. Ante Rebic scored his sixth goal in as many league games in the 56th minute to give Milan the lead. Fiorentina’s Dalbert was sent off for a foul on Ibrahimovic, leaving the hosts a man down for the final half an hour. But Erick Pulgar grabbed a point for 13th-placed Fiorentina from the spot with five minutes to go. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Spal’s Andrea Petagna (L) scored a penalty awarded despite the VAR monitor not workingcenter_img Title-chasing Inter Milan’s clash against Sampdoria on Sunday was one of three Serie A football matches postponed over coronavirus fears in northern Italy. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for a record-equalling 11th Serie A game. Atalanta against Sassuolo and Hellas Verona versus Cagliari in the top flight were also pushed back to avoid the spread of the virus with 79 confirmed cases in an outbreak that has claimed two lives in Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late on Saturday evening that all sporting events in two northern regions would be suspended on Sunday. “Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions,” said Conte. “I am sorry for fans of football and other sports who were planning to go to the matches scheduled tomorrow but citizens need to be responsible.” “The Club can confirm that Inter vs. Sampdoria, which was due to take place at 20:45 CET on Sunday 23 February, has been postponed to a later date,” Inter tweeted. Third-placed Inter, who lie six points behind Serie A champions Juventus, have a home Europa League match scheduled for Thursday. Saturday saw more than 40 amateur and youth matches in the regions called off because of virus fears. The Serie B game between Ascoli and Cremonese was also postponed. – Ronaldo landmark – On the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo scored for a record-equalling 11th consecutive Serie A game in his 1,000th professional match as Juventus extended their lead at the top of the table to four points with a 2-1 win at SPAL. The 35-year-old tapped in six minutes before the break to equal the mark held by Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored 25 goals in all competitions this season for Juventus – including 16 in his last 11 appearances – and 21 in Serie A, five behind leading scorer Ciro Immobile. Aaron Ramsey added a second after an hour before Andrea Petagna pulled a controversial goal back from the spot for SPAL, after a penalty was awarded by VAR officials because the pitchside monitor not working. “Today we had goals scored using VAR when VAR wasn’t working,” said Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri. Loading… last_img read more

Esports Entertainment Group onboards affiliates

first_imgShare Submit Esports Entertainment Group finalises Argyll takeover July 31, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020 Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Related Articles Esports Entertainment Group has confirmed that it has begun onboarding new affiliate marketing partners on to its newly relaunched esports betting platform.The new affiliate partners will include esports teams, influencers, streamers, leagues, and super affiliates from Asia, Europe, North America and South America. “Our Affiliate partners are a very important part of our organic growth strategy in 2020 and beyond, so it has been a high priority of ours to provide the comfort and security they need to partner with us and drive their valuable global audiences to,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group.  “We believe that with the combination of our NASDAQ listing, capital raise and Malta license over the last 30 days we have a formidable competitive advantage to attract, support and grow with affiliate partners that we believe will lead to rapid organic growth for our newly relaunched esports wagering platform.”A recent listing on the NASDAQ exchange as well as a Malta gaming licence have been listed as key reasons as to why affiliates have agreed to partner with “Affiliate marketing is a proven growth model for online gambling,” commented Christian Heinrichs, Esports Affiliate Manager. “Our affiliate streamers broadcast to massive, global esports audiences. Combined with the credibility and support of the many teams and leagues we continue to sign as affiliates, we believe our platform can quickly become the industry standard for safe, secure esports betting.”last_img read more

England’s Becca beats the pros – again

first_img27 Aug 2015 England’s Becca beats the pros – again England squad player Becca Earl has just beaten the pros for the second time in the space of one week. The 15-year-old from Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire, scored her second win on the WPGA One Day Series in this week’s event at Three Rivers in Essex. Despite bad weather she shot level par 74, in a round which included three birdies, and she beat Sian Evans by a shot. “I couldn’t really believe it,” said Earl, whose latest success completes a winning treble in the space of a week. Earl, a member of the England Golf Thames Valley U16 squad, started her winning run in last week’s WPGA event at South Herts Golf Club. She scored four-under and won by three shots from Sian Evans and Danielle Anderson. The following day she won the Prince of Wales amateur challenge trophies at Woburn, scoring two over 76 and level par to take the U21 girls’ event by a stroke. Then it was back to the WPGA series, this time at Three Rivers in Essex, where she scored level par 74. Earl, who played through rain on the back nine, had a simple game plan: “I wanted to keep it steady and hit as many greens as I could,” she said. “I didn’t feel I’d played that well, but this has given me a lot of confidence. I know if I go out there and play steadily I can shoot a good round, even if I feel I’m not doing that well.” This is the second season that girls from the England Golf U16 and U18 regional squads have had the opportunity to enter the WPGA’s popular One Day Series and gain tournament experience. Click here for the WPGA scoreslast_img read more