Press Association Howson, 25, joined the Canaries from Leeds in January 2012 and has made 60 appearances, scoring five times including a fine individual effort on the final day of last season at Manchester City. Hughton – who brought in half-a-dozen new signings in the summer – has selected Howson in each of Norwich’s 16 Premier League matches so far this season, and is delighted with the midfielder’s development as the Canaries have slowly started to climb the table. Norwich manager Chris Hughton is confident there is more to come from Jonny Howson after the midfielder signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal at the Barclays Premier League club. “A new contract comes in line with Jonny’s form this season, which has seen him be a mainstay of the team and put in some impressive performances,” Hughton said on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk. “In the period of time that Jonny’s been here, there’s been progression in his influence in the team and in the matches, and we’re delighted to be able to secure his services for the next four-and-a-half years.” Howson joins team-mates John Ruddy, the England goalkeeper, and club captain Sebastien Bassong in penning contract extensions to commit their long-term futures to the Norfolk club. The former Leeds trainee hopes to build on his promising start to the 2013/2014 campaign. He said: “As soon as I found out there was an offer there I was very interested in getting it signed. I am very settled here and happy to sign. “I have really enjoyed the season so far and have had a good run in the side. I just want that to continue, and obviously staying here longer gives me the chance to do that.” Norwich drew 1-1 with Swansea on Sunday to edge up into 14th place, five points clear of the relegation zone and head to bottom club Sunderland this weekend. Club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel could be involved at the Stadium of Light, having been sidelined since the end of October by a toe problem. Winger Robert Snodgrass continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in the build-up to the Newcastle match last month, and the Scotland international may well come back into contention for the festive fixtures against Fulham on Boxing Day and Manchester United. “I am progressing nicely, but I don’t want to put a timescale on it. I will leave it to the head physio to tell me when I am ready,” Snodgrass said on the club’s official website. “We got it scanned and the outcome was four to six weeks, these things happen, but I am big enough to just work hard and look forward.” Snodgrass is confident he will rejoin a side now looking up the table after slowly building some positive results. “I know the players are ready for the challenge ahead. I am sure the supporters have not been happy with some of the performances like at Manchester City and Liverpool, but we have also picked up some decent results and I think you can see every point is vital in this league.”
Press Association Martin Kaymer had his overnight lead intact as he closed in on a second major title at the end of a historic week in the US Open at Pinehurst. Successive rounds of 65 – the lowest in a US Open at Pinehurst – meant Kaymer had equalled the lowest halfway total in major championship history (130), as well as eclipsing the US Open record of 131 set by Rory McIlroy at Congressional in 2011. The 29-year-old’s six-shot halfway lead also matched the championship record shared by Tiger Woods (2000) and McIlroy (2011), while he joined McIlroy in becoming the only players to reach double digits under par in the first two rounds. A third round of 72 after the USGA set testing pin positions on 17 of the 18 holes succeeded in only reducing his lead by a single shot, and Kaymer was quickly among the birdies in the final round. The tee on the par-four third had been brought forward to tempt players into driving the green and Kaymer did precisely that, two-putting from long range for birdie to move to nine under par. A bogey on the seventh saw Kaymer’s lead reduced to four shots after American Erik Compton picked up his second birdie of the day on the eighth, but the 34-year-old promptly bogeyed the ninth after failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker. Kaymer made no such mistake with a superb tee shot setting up a birdie from five feet, but after Compton reduced the gap once more on the par-five 10th and Kaymer took six on the same hole after thinning his third over the green, Compton released the pressure with a bogey on the 11th. Another bogey on the 12th saw Compton fall further off the pace and, when Kaymer holed from 20 feet for birdie on the 13th, he had a seven-shot lead with five holes to play. Looking to become the first German player to win the title but the fourth European in the last five years after Ryder Cup team-mates Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose, Kaymer took a five-shot lead into the final round. And although an easier course set-up meant eight players had already broken 70 compared with just two all day on Saturday, none of those scores had come from Kaymer’s nearest challengers.
“Heard the terrible news about Jonas. Wish him a speedy recovery. Great guy with a great family. My thoughts are with them all,” Barton posted on the social media site. Denmark forward Peter Lovenkrands, who played at Newcastle from 2009 to 2012, also spoke of his concern for Gutierrez. He said on Twitter: “Can’t believe the news about my good friend Jonas. Testicle cancer. I wish you a speedy recovery my friend. #SpiderMan #Nufc” Former Magpies goalkeeper Steve Harper added: “Buena suerte a mi amigo Jonas with his battle with testicular cancer. Great lad and teammate who always gave 100% for the Toon shirt.” Gutierrez joined Newcastle from Mallorca in July 2008 and became a fans’ favourite when he played a starring role in helping the club win the Championship in his second season in the north-east. However, he was largely unused by manager Alan Pardew last season and was allowed to join Norwich on loan for the second half of the campaign, where he made his last league appearance in the Canaries’ 1-0 defeat to West Brom in April. Newcastle supporters have suggested a minute’s applause could be held during the 18th minute – representing the players’ shirt number – against Hull. The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which was set up in a bid to help the on-going fight against cancer, offered their support. “NUFC’s Jonas Gutierrez has announced he’s receiving treatment for testicular cancer. Our very best wishes are with you Jonas.” Sunderland s upporters’ group TFS Sunderland also offered support. “Thoughts go out to Jonas Gutierrez after hearing the news he’s battling testicular cancer. there’s more to life…. Cancer is a horrible thing to happen to anyone, no matter who you support.” Newcastle are expected to make an official club comment later on Wednesday. Gutierrez revealed his battles in an emotional interview with Argentinian TV show Indirecto on TyC Sports. “When I was told I had cancer, I went home in tears,” he said. “In May 2013, I felt very tough pains on my testicle. After some wrong diagnosis, an ultrasound detected the tumour. “I came here and I assumed the costs despite having a contract with Newcastle. Money is not important. What is important is my health. I had to start chemotherapy.” Gutierrez, who has made 22 appearances for his country, h as admitted several national colleagues, including close friend and Newcastle team-mate Fabricio Coloccini, have been a great help. He added: “This is the most difficult match I’ve every played. You start thinking about important things when you have problems like this one. “Some guys like (Gabriel) Heinze gave me strength. “After surgery, I told (Ezequiel) Lavezzi, (Martin) Demichelis and Coloccini, who is very close to me. We’ve played together at Newcastle for six years and he calls me. He is almost a member of my family. “I decided to reveal all this because I think this is a difficult moment, but there is nothing wrong with this. These things may help other people.” In an official club statement on Wednesday night Newcastle also offered support for the midfielder, revealing they had known about his illness for a while. “Newcastle United can confirm that winger Jonas Gutierrez is continuing to receive treatment in Argentina after being diagnosed with testicular cancer,” the statement read. “The club has been aware of Jonas’ condition for some time but has respected his wish for privacy as he undergoes treatment with his friends and family around him.” Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley added: “We have and will continue to offer Jonas our full support. “We thank our fans for their kind messages of support for Jonas and the thoughts and best wishes of everyone connected to Newcastle United are with him at this time.” The 31-year-old midfielder told an Argentinian TV show how he has undergone chemotherapy after having surgery following the discovery of a tumour, which was first noticed last year, and expressed his gratitude to well-wishers late on Tuesday night, saying: “Thanks for all the messages. Always looking forward.” Former Newcastle team-mate Joey Barton, now at QPR, took to Twitter to post his support to Gutierrez. Press Association Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has been offered messages of support from former team-mates and supporters groups after revealing he is having treatment following diagnosis of testicular cancer in his native Argentina.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking new measures to protect the elderly from the coronavirus.The governor held a news conference on Wednesday at the State Capitol in which he outlined new rules for visitors of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and similar venues.According to the Florida Department of Health, 26 Florida residents have tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, and two have died.On Wednesday, Gov. DeSantis announced that he is temporarily banning the following people from visiting nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family care homes, long-term care facilities, and adult group homes in Florida:-Anyone infected with COVID-19 who has not received two consecutive negative tests-Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath)-Anyone who has come in contact with an infected individual can’t visit the above facilities within 14 days of coming in contact with that individual-Anyone who has traveled internationally must wait at least 14 days from your return before visiting the above facilities-Anyone who has traveled on a cruise ship must wait at least 14 days from your return before visiting the above facilities-Anyone who lives in a community where coronavirus has been confirmed must wait at least 14 days after exiting your community before visiting the above facilities“These are important efforts to mitigate the risk to our most vulnerable population to COVID-19, which is our elderly population and particularly those who have underlying medical conditions,” DeSantis added.In addition, he announced that LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics can now test for coronavirus under a doctor’s orders. The state is identifying labs to increase the state’s testing capacity.“We’re doing tests at three different state labs. Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami,” DeSantis said. “We have a lot of these labs throughout the state. Question is, we gotta line them up and make sure they’re willing to do it.”In terms of the March 17 primary election, the Governor explained, “The election is going to go on. There are, though, in certain counties, sites where people will actually vote in an assisted living facility. We obviously view that as problematic.”With that in mind, he is asking local Supervisors of Elections to allow non-assisted living facility residents to go to different polling locations in order to cast their ballots.Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link says most of the 17 polling places at assisting living facilities will be moved. Her her office plans to send letters to voters in precincts where a new location has been determined, and will update the office website, post information on social media and place signs at the old locations.“Our goal is to reach out to everybody before (they go to vote) so nobody goes to the wrong place,” she says.The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a worldwide pandemic on Wednesday. A pandemic is defined as an outbreak that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high number of people.“We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO.According to the White House, Florida is slated to receive more than $27 million in federal funding to fight the virus. The money will be used by hospitals and county health departments to buy more COVID-19 testing kits and protective gear, and to pay for overtime for personnel, among other things.
New Delhi: In 1975, the cricketing world witnessed the first World Cup and it was yielded a major success. Four years later, the second edition was held in England again and this time, it was Canada who made their debut in the tournament. Sri Lanka was once again invited as an Associate team. For India, it was a disastrous tournament as they continued their winless run in the tournament. After losing their opening game to the West Indies by nine wickets, their fortunes hit rock bottom when they suffered a 47-run loss to Sri Lanka. After losing their last league game to New Zealand, India was dumped out in sorry fashion.Australia, who were the finalists in the 1975 edition, crashed out in the league stages after losing to England and Pakistan. West Indies stormed through the league stages along with England while Pakistan became the first Asian nation to reach the knockout stages of the tournament. New Zealand showed their consistency by reaching the semi-final yet again but once again they fell short. In a tense semi-final against England, New Zealand fell short by nine runs while West Indies got the better of Pakistan in the other match by 43 runs. West Indies squared off against England in the final at Lord’s and it was once again a contest between two strong teams in that period. highlights Sir Viv Richards scored a century in the final against England.West Indies won the World Cup for the second time. India crashed out in the league stage, losing all three games including one to Sri Lanka. Viv Richards showed he was indeed the king of batting when he blasted 138 and aided by Collis King’s brutal 86, West Indies reached 286/9. In response, Mike Brearley and Geoffrey Boycott batted really slowly and the asking rate mounted. Despite Boycott’s fifty and an aggressive knock by Graham Gooch, England suffered a dramatic collapse as they lost eight wickets for 11 runs to lose by 92 runs. West Indies won their second consecutive World Cup and they showed the world they were indeed the Kings of cricket.Most runs: Gordon Greenidge of West Indies. Runs: 253. Average: 84.33Most wickets: Mike Hendrick of England. Wickets: 10. Average: 14.9Venue: England For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Following an initial “pilot case” shirt sponsorship in January, Astralis and Audi are back together: this time with a permanent deal. The previous Audi jerseys – Credit: AstralisThe deal in January was a three month pilot case which coincided with Astralis’ sensational run to glory at the ELEAGUE Major and was rumoured to be worth in excess of $750,000. Now, following evaluation of the results, the two are back together again and the famous four rings of the German car manufacturer will once again feature on the popular Danish Counter-Strike roster’s jerseys.The partnership will resume immediately, with an event on November 23rd for fans to be held in Copenhagen where the new jersey will be presented. It’s ahead of the BLAST Pro Series which will see six of the world’s best teams battle it out in Copenhagen in a new, innovative tournament format whereby games are played and broadcast simultaneously in the main arena and fans can effectively choose which one to watch until the playoffs get underway. The move to sign a new partnership comes after Nielsen, a company that specialises in sponsorship valuations, found that Audi received more than “ten times its return on sponsorship exposure” during the ELEAGUE Finals and DreamHack Las Vegas tournaments back in January and February. RFRSH Entertainment, has been behind several big deals featuring the CS:GO team and non-endemic sponsors. We’ve seen Astralis pick up the likes of Coco Fuzion, Jack & Jones and PanzerGlass to name but a few. Now Audi are back on the somewhat illustrious list (as far as esports goes). Jacob Thiesen, Audi Denmark’s Digital Manager commented: “We are extremely pleased to be back on the chest of the Astralis jersey. The valuation of our initial partnership demonstrated some impressive numbers and effects and the co-operation with the team and RFRSH Entertainment was second to none. On this basis, we entered negotiations in the late summer, and we’re glad to finally announce the partnership – again.”Esports Insider: RFRSH and Astralis are at it again. The jersey already looks slick, but with the famous Audi crest sitting on it now it looks even better. Congratulations to RFRSH, Astralis and Audi on another great partnership.
Kappa Bar, a Swedish based esports and gaming bar/restaurant has opened its latest location in Jönköping.Launched in March of 2016, Kappa Bar already has locations in Gothenburg and Stockholm, with franchising options for Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark available via their website.Kappa Bar was founded by Henric Lettberger and Klas Bergqvist, with recent investment in the bar from NiP and Esports legend Emil “Heaton” Christensen.Kappa Bar offers gamers a place to watch the biggest esports events with friends, while also offering up a restaurant & bar set-up alongside its game zones as well as private party hire.Speaking to Jönköping Posten, Klas Bergqvist, Co-Founder had this to say about expansion into Jönköping: “Jönköping is like an ancient force for the entire country. DreamHack have really got something going there.”He went on to add what the future holds for Kappa Bar: “We have a plan for the major cities in Sweden. Actually, there is no stop for Kappa Bar,”Kappa Bar aims to be much like a traditional sports bar, with football and ice hockey replaced with esports event broadcasts and gaming. Bar games such as darts or shuffleboard are replaced with six PlayStation set-ups and a five-game GameZone. Kappa Bar also offers a VIP Zone hire for parties and companies looking to spice up their office work’s do with some added gaming. The Jönköping centre features a 180 square meter location which can accommodate around 60 guests with an 18+ age limit. The bar is situated at 9 Barnarpsgatan, Jönköping.Esports Insider Says: Jönköping is the perfect location to expand an esports bar chain. With a busy local university and the local Elmia centre hosting both DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter each year, the town has the right demographic to succeed, the bar is also well situated within the centre of town and, importantly, easily accessible by public transport.Author Note: All quotes have been translated into English from Swedish.
IBF Lightweight champion, Richard Commey, says he has no plans of relinquishing his belt when faces Teofimo Lopez on Saturday in New York.The bout is Commey’s second defence of the title he won in February after defeating Isa Chaniev. In June this year, he defeated Ray Beltran via an 8th round knockout.Commey and Lopez meet at the Madison Square Garden with the winner almost guaranteed a fight with Vasyl Lomachenko in a bid to unify the division.Commey says he wants to leave the arena as champion and his journey to the top of the division is his motivation to succeed against Lopez.“I thank God for a good year. I have worked so hard to get here looking at where I am coming from. How many boxers have come from Ghana to get the chance to fight at the Madison Square Garden?I am grateful to Top Rank for the opportunity. I am ready to for the bout and I am ready to defend my title and there is no way I am letting it go.I take every opponent seriously and I always train hard and live a simple life. On Saturday, I will give it everything I have and I will just do what I always do and be me in the ring.”The bout is part of the main event that will see WBO Welterweight Champion, Terence Crawford taking on Egidijus Kavaliauskas.
Competition: Caf Confederation Cup – Round of 32Match: Olympique de Ngor v Hearts of OakVenue: Stade Caroline Faye, M’BourKickoff: 4pm GMT, April 4–Deputy Hearts of Oak captain Owusu Bempah returns to the Stade Caroline Faye where he was part of the Ghana U-20 team that used the facility for their group games at the recently ended 2015 AYC. This time, the right-back is on club duties with Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak to face Senegal’s Olympique de Ngor in the 2015 Caf Confederation Cup round of 32 return encounter on Saturday.Having lost 2-1 in Accra, Olympique de Ngor, first-timers in the competition, are faced with a seemingly easy but difficult task of kicking out the Ghanaians with just a 1-0 score-line in M’Bour.But that won’t come easy especially against a very experienced opposition on the African continent in Hearts of Oak. They won the maiden edition of the competition in 2004. The Phobians aside their past records, boast of a very experienced technical brain in Herbert Addo, who is famous for his shrewd way of grinding crucial results in tight fixtures – very consistent in that regard.His tactics working to perfection this time faces a stern test when both teams line up on Saturday. Ngor look strong at home as they were able to produce three goals past Unisport Bafang in their maiden home game in Africa while Hearts of Oak were able to grind a goalless game away to Benin’s AS Police.Domestically, both teams are struggling in their respective competitions. Ngor currently lie 8th with 18 points from 14 games while the Ghanaians are 14th position with 15 points after 12 games in the FCPPL. Domestic Form guideOlympique de Ngor: W W W D WHearts of Oak: L W D W LPrevious MeetingsThe first leg in Accra on March 15 was the first ever game between Hearts of Oak and Olympique de Ngor. Badara Fall with a brilliant run in the 33rd minute, fed onto a pass from midfield to score the opening goal but the Phobians’ second half revival saw Foovi Aguidi levelling matters in the 63rd minute before the in-form Gilbert Fiamenyo, who had come on as a substitute, scored the final goal – 2-1, six minutes from time. The starting line-ups :Hearts : Soulama Abdoulaye – Fatau Mohammed, Shaun October, Philip Boampong, Robin Gnagne (C) – Richard Yamoah, Paul Acquah, Emmanuel Laryea, Selasie Adjei, Komi Foovi Aguidi, Isaac MensahOlympique de Ngor: Mouhameth Diallo – Baye Basse Ousseynou Gueye (C), Baba Diop, Ahioune Badara Fall, Abdoulaye Barry, Arthur Yannick Gomis, Mamadou L Dramé, Mouhameth N Tine, Ismaela Niang, Mohammed Sene, Robert BadianeBackground Facts Olympique de NgorThe Senegalese side have had to move the match venue from the Stade Demba Diop to M’Bour due to a wrestling competition booked for their original host stadium on the match day – Saturday, April 4.Ngor after their first leg defeat to Hearts, have played two domestic league games. They drew one all with Douanes and heavily thrashed Caf Champions League campaigners, AS Pikine, 4-1 in the Senegal Ligue 1.Olympique de Ngor have scored and conceded four goals each in 3 games of this season’s Caf Confederation Cup – 0-1, 3-1, 1-2. They defeated Cameroon’s Unisport Bafang 3-1 at home in the second leg of the prelims.Hearts Hearts of Oak are without striker Selasie Adjei who has started in all their three games in the competition so far. He suffered an injury in a Ghana Premier League match for the Phobians. Experienced midfielder Kofi Abanga also did not make the squadInfluential midfield duo Richard Yamoah and Leonard Tawiah can form their solid partnership in protecting the Hearts defence once again as the latter has fully returned from injury.Gilbert Fiamenyo above is the club’s top scorer this season with 9 goals in all competitions.Goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye joined the team in Senegal from international duties with the Burkina Faso national team.Hearts have scored three goals in 3 games of this season’s Caf Confederation Cup and conceded once – 1-0, 0-0, 2-1. What the coaches saySidaty Sarr – Olympique de Ngor“Hearts of Oak is a very big club. We got a favourable results [lost 1-2] against them in Accra which will make our qualification a bit easier.”“We would urge our fans and all Senegal to come and support us to win and move to the next stage.”Herbert Addo – Hearts of Oak“We know our situation and are prepared to have a good result that will make us qualify on Saturday.”“The good news is that some of my key players who have been missed through injuries in recent weeks are back with us for this trip. I’m hoping they stay fit for Saturday.”“Before the first leg, we had little information about our opponents and after seeing them in Accra, I’m confident things will be easier for us.”Possible Line-upsOlympique de Ngor: Mouhameth Diallo – Baye Basse Ousseynou Gueye (C), Baba Diop, Ahioune Badara Fall, Abdoulaye Barry, Arthur Yannick Gomis, Mamadou L Dramé, Mouhameth N Tine, Ismaela Niang, Mohammed Sene, Robert BadianeHearts: Soulama Abdoulaye – Owusu Bempah, Robin Gnagne, Philip Boampong, Isaac Oduro – Leonard Tawiah, Richard Yamoah, Paul Acquah, Eric Kumi, Foovi Aguidi, Gilbert FiamenyoPermutationsOlympique de NgorA 1-0 win simply does the business for the hosts but should Hearts score, Olympique de Ngor must win the game by a difference of two goals in order to advance to the next stage.Hearts of OakThe Phobians need a draw to advance. Losing by a 1-0 margin sees them out or getting a goal and avoiding defeat by a two-goal margin see the Ghanaians through to the round of 16.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith
Dolphins beat the Falcons 34-27 in the preseason opener at Hard Rock Stadium with 22-year old QB Josh Rosen looking good in the pocket for the Fins.Despite reportedly receiving death threats, Dolphins player Kenny Stills said again last night he doesn’t think Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross should host a Trump reelection fundraiser today in the Hamptons. Then after the game, a Dolphin fan got down on one knee as well. But for an uplifting reason….Ryan Walton dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Amber Lynn Boutot.The two have been together for 10 years and have a four-year-old son together.Amber says she and Ryan are friends with cornerback Walter Aikens who worked with other players to make it all happen. Jason Jenkins provided the field passes and after the game Ryan popped the question.Thank God, Amber said yes. No wedding date yet, but Amber says they plan to honeymoon in some place tropical. Two people, a player and a fan got down on one knee last night at the Dolphins preseason opener for entirely different reasons.Before the game, receiver Kenny Stills knelt during the National Anthem, and he plans to do so throughout the season as he has the last three seasons.