FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website

first_img Read Also:FA Cup: City, Chelsea, Liverpool know fourth round foes In a statement to Britain’s Press Association, Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said: “PHE is currently reviewing the evidence about the health harms of gambling, which we believe are wide-ranging. “Our report will provide sports governing bodies a fresh opportunity to review their relationships with gambling.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Football Association says it will review the betting element of FA Cup broadcast rights related to ties being viewed on a gambling website. Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend as part of its deal with the FA, which was signed in January 2017. The matches were only available to watch if the customer had placed a bet or deposited an account with £5 ($6.5) in the 24 hours before kick-off. The FA announced in July 2017 that it had cut all ties with gambling firms, ending a deal with Ladbrokes, and has suggested it will review future broadcast rights. “We will review this element of the media rights sales process ahead of tendering rights to the new cycle from the 2024⁄25 season onwards,” said an FA spokesman. “Leagues and clubs continue to govern their own relationships with gambling companies. “The FA agreed a media rights deal with IMG in early 2017, part of which permits them to sell the right to show live footage or clips of FA Cup matches to bookmakers. Bet365 acquired these rights from IMG to use from the start of the 2018⁄19 season.Advertisement Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney Princesses Loading… “This deal was agreed before we made a clear decision on the FA’s relationship with gambling companies in June 2017 when we ended our partnership with Ladbrokes.” All third-round matches last weekend were delayed by one minute to publicise the FA’s Heads Up mental health campaign, backed by FA President Prince William. The Prince has no oversight or involvement in the commercial aspects of the FA.last_img read more

Leacock, Lowden win Over-35, Over-45 titles at GBTI tennis championships

first_imgLEYLAND Leacock and Godfrey Lowden fashioned similar victories as they took the titles in the Men’s Over-35 and Over-45 categories respectively in straight sets when the tournament continued over the weekend at the GBTI courts in Bel Air, Georgetown.Leacock’s win over his older opponent Andre Lopes was, however, a much closer affair as both players displayed grit in trying to outlast each other in lengthy rallies, instead of pushing for outright winners.The first set went to a tiebreak where Lopes committed several costly forehand errors which allowed Leacock to win 7-3..Leacock served consistently and though surprised by the occasional winner from Lopes was able to win the title in straight sets 7-6(7/3), 6-4.Both players are in line to capture two medals as they are competing in Doubles final as well.In the Men’s 45 final, Alexley Almeida’s streak of coming back from a set down was halted by Berbician Godfrey Lowden who completed a straight-sets win, but not without some drama at the end.In the first set Lowden, who likes a fast-paced game, steamrolled Almeida 6-1, as the latter tried unsuccessfully to match his opponent.In the second set, Almeida threatened to make it a 3-set affair yet again as he slowed the pace and took the set to a tie-break. Leading 8-7 with set point, he suffered a dubious call, lost his composure and the set eventually at 11-9. It was a deserving win for Lowden who has been a stalwart over the years and still has the game and fitness to take on all players.In the Boys’ 18 category, the expected showdown between top players Heimraj Resaul and Jordan Beaton did not materialise after Resaul had to forfeit due to an injury.Jordan who benefited from the walkover took full advantage of the opportunity of being in the final and completed a 6-2, 6-1 win to take home the title over Joshua Kalekyezi who was also debuting in the 18’s final.Kalekyezi, who is only 14 years old and stands over 6 feet, originally lived in Uganda and he is expected to be a top player in the junior ranks for years to come. His tennis has come on significantly over the last year as he is already challenging his older counterparts with his attractive and solid game.In the Girls’ 18, top seed Kalyca Fraser proved to be too good for Sarah Klautky whom she crushed in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Fraser is one of several promising junior players namely Klautky, Alana Chung, Nathalie Ramdyhan, Ciara Pooran and Afruica Gentle, who have all held their own in the tournament over the past two weeks. Fraser had wins over Sekai Jones and Alana Chung in the earlier rounds whilst Klautky took care of Margaret Subryan in the first round and edged Nathalie Ramdyhan in the semi-finals.In Men’s 35 Doubles action Andre Lopes/Sandeep Chand all but clinched the title with their third victory in the round-robin format, when they overcame the first-time pairing of veterans Godfrey Lowden/Ronald Murray 6-1, 6-3. Lopes/Chand played their best match of the tournament with consistent serving and strong net play and never allowed Lowden/Murray to gain any momentum.In other matches played Afruica Gentle/Christy Campbell booked a place in the Ladies’ Doubles final with a comfortable 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kalyca Fraser/Sarah Klautky and will face Shelly Ramdyhan/Fiona Bushell.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Wisconsin to host UW-Stout for second exhibition game

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will host UW-Stout at the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon, for the second of three exhibition games.The Badgers take on another school in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in a preseason duel each year.Sunday’s duel against the UW-Stout Blue Devils will be played in support of cancer awareness, following Wednesday night’s exhibition game against Northern Iowa. The UNI game was a fundraising initiative for Team Rubicon, an organization that deploys response teams to natural disasters, providing relief to Houston, Puerto Rico and California.In Sunday’s Cancer Awareness Game, the UW Athletic Department will recognize doctors, researchers, survivors and families, in partnership with Garding Against Cancer. Garding Against Cancer supports cancer research in Wisconsin, and was founded by head coach Greg Gard in honor of his late father who passed away from brain cancer.After the game, all attendees will be invited to practice their hoop skills on the Kohl Center court. Fans will also receive a Wisconsin men’s basketball official 2017-18 poster, sponsored by the UW Credit Union.This preseason exhibition game will help the Badgers develop a flow before they begin regular season play Nov. 10, as junior Ethan Happ is the only starter returning to the team. Happ is already leading the Badgers as he contributed 17 points in a closed scrimmage against Missouri Saturday, when the Badgers clinched a win with a score of 74-66.Not only will the natural disaster relief efforts and cancer awareness benefit from the extra exhibition games in the preseason, the Badgers will too. Being adaptable and ready for various kinds of play is advantageous, especially for a young team.Tip-off of the Wisconsin system matchup will take place in the Kohl Center at 4 p.m. Sunday, and the game will be available to stream on BTN Plus.last_img read more