Khabib Nurmagomedov finally surpasses Jon Jones in global MMA pound-for-pound ratings

first_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 23rd December, 2019 16:41 IST Khabib Nurmagomedov Finally Surpasses Jon Jones In Global MMA Pound-for-pound Ratings Khabib Nurmagomedov named the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), beating UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Scroll on for more. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has finally earned his spot as the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world of MMA, surpassing the light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Khabib has won all of his last 12 bouts, remaining undefeated in his MMA career so far in and out of the UFC as well, having made his debut in 2012. The Russian won the UFC lightweight belt in April last year and has defended the title on two occasions against Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier successfully.Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Conor McGregor An “idiot”, Calls For People To Ignore HimDespite his successful championship run, Khabib Nurmagomedov has not been able to move Jon Jones out of the No.1 position in the UFC’s pound-for-pound list. However, MMAJunkie has released its updated list which shows that Khabib has turned the tables around finally. Jon Jones has moved to the second spot, followed by Henry Cejudo and Daniel Cormier holding the No.3 and No.4 positions respectively. Demetrious Johnson from ONE Championship holds the 5th position in the list.Also Read | Salt Bae Challenges Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight, Eyes UFC DebutUFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson upcoming fightKhabib Nurmagomedov has only competed once in 2019, partly due to his post-fight brawl against Conor McGregor. His last bout saw him go up against the then-interim champion Dustin Poirier, whom he totally dominated before securing a submission victory. Next up for Khabib is a fight against lightweight contender Tony Ferguson. A fight between these two has been booked on four different occasions, before getting called off for various reasons. The showdown, which is scheduled for April 18, 2020, is amongst the most anticipated fights in combat sport.Also Read | Tony Ferguson Fires Warning Shots At Khabib Nurmagomedov, Says The Champion Is ‘nervous’UFC: Jon Jones to face Dominick Reyes nextJon Jones, on the other hand, fought for the third time in a span of seven months, when he outpointed Thiago Santos via split decision last July. Although Jones continues to tease fans when it comes to making a move to the heavyweight division, he will be defending his lightweight heavyweight championship against Dominick Reyes in February 2020. Bones is back to defend against the undefeated Devastator in H-Town (via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/uwIzGUOwcw— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 22, 2019 Danish Ansari Written Bycenter_img COMMENT Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier Have A Heated Argument Over Conor McGregor WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 23rd December, 2019 16:41 ISTlast_img read more

Kambi secures Colombia full services deal with Corredor Empresarial

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles Kristian Nylén – Kambi PlcUpdating the market, Nordic Nasdaq-listed industry platform and software provider Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it has secured full services betting provisions contract with Colombian gambling group Corredor Empresarial SA.The partnership will see Kambi become the exclusive platform provider for Corredor’s new online gambling brand BetPlay, servicing the asset with sports betting and casino provisions.Furthermore, Kambi will become the main sports betting systems partner for Corredor entire retail/land-based network, which currently operates 25,000 betting points servicing seven million daily customers.Commenting on the deal, Diana Otalora, General Manager of Corredor Empresarial, BetPlay, commented: “We chose Kambi to support our premium strategy in the market and after an extensive selection process we are delighted to be working with such a professional organisation. Adding Kambi’s Sportsbook to our portfolio of brands will further enhance the appeal of our product and service offering and open up new customer segments for us throughout the Colombian territory. We look forward to this partnership and are convinced that it has the potential to be a great success, we are in very safe hands.”In order to fulfil the partnership requirements, Kambi development teams will work alongside Corredor technology partner R.Franco. Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi was pleased to extend his firm’s presence within the burgeoning Latin American market, which has been strategically targeted, Nylen commented“I am delighted that Corredor Empresarial has chosen Kambi as its trusted partner to provide its premium Sportsbook service. Corredor Empresarial is a market leader in the Colombian territory and this agreement demonstrates our strength and capability in the region. We are confident that, together with Corredor Empresarial, we will create intuitive, relevant and compelling betting experiences to its network of vendors and their customers to drive long-term sustainable performance. We very much look forward to build on this partnership and expand our footprint in the Latin American market.” Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Nova Scotia preparing for #HurricaneDorian

first_imgRain and winds are beginning to pick up in southeastern Canada because of Hurricane Dorian, Saturday.The National Hurricane Center says Dorian could make landfall in Nova Scotia as either a Category 1 or Category 2 hurricane later this evening.The latest predictions from Friday night say it would likely be centered near Halifax.The region should see sustained winds close to 40 miles-per-hour, with gusts in over 90.Four to six inches of rainfall tonight has the potential to cause flash flooding.Dorian is expected to move out of the area by Sunday afternoon.last_img

Steelers looking to address penalty issues

first_imgTampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) makes a catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain (25) during an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Antonio Brown was giddy. Le’Veon Bell was fired up. Cam Heyward was offering a pointed critique.Different emotions, same result: the kind of after-the-whistle penalties that have plagued the Pittsburgh Steelers during an uneven 2-2 start.The Steelers were flagged 13 times for 125 yards in Sunday’s confounding 27-24 loss to previously winless Tampa Bay. And while coach Mike Tomlin can live with the miscues that pop up during play, it’s the ones like the three personal fouls drawn by three of his team’s stars that are maddening.“Post-play penalties are ridiculous,” Tomlin said. “That we have full control.”At the moment, Pittsburgh is out of control.The Steelers are drawing 11 flags a game, ranking second to San Francisco for the most in the league. They Steelers drew six 15-yard fouls against the Buccaneers, some of them the kind of immature mistakes that are easily avoidable.Brown drew a celebration penalty when he used the ball as a prop and went to the ground following his 11-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter that tied the game at 10. It was a little more elaborate than his usual scoring rituals and Brown said he didn’t know he was breaking the rules.The Pro Bowler isn’t blaming the NFL for taking a hard stance, saying he simply has to cut down on the histrionics.“Obviously there’s excitement,” he said. “You want to have some fun but you’ve got to be smart.”Brown’s score came at the end of a drive in which Bell was flagged for taunting a pair of Buccaneers after a 16-yard run. Bell contends he was doing the kind of trash talking that is commonplace between the lines.“It happens every game,” he said.Maybe, but the dynamic second-year back understands there’s no real reason to put yourself in a vulnerable position.“If I’m not disciplined it’s on me,” he said. “Everybody else should take the same approach.”Heyward’s penalty may have been the most forgivable. He gave an official an earful following a 3-yard touchdown run by Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin that made it 17-17 early in the third quarter. Steelers linebacker Sean Spence appeared to be held during the play, and as the sellout crowd at Heinz Field roared its disapproval Heyward advocated for his teammate.The fourth-year defensive end copped to cursing at the official and crossing the line.“There are going to be bad calls, there are times we’re going to be upset,” Heyward said. “It’s just part of the game. If it was perfect, we wouldn’t need refs. I went too far. I messed up.”A sentiment echoed throughout the locker room as the Pittsburgh attempted to regroup following another baffling early season loss to a seemingly overmatched team.On Sunday it was the Buccaneers, who were coming off a 42-point loss to Atlanta. Last fall it was Oakland, who turned an early 93-yard touchdown run by Terrelle Pryor into a 21-18 win. In 2012 it was road upsets at Oakland and Tennessee. The Steelers missed the postseason by one game last year and two in 2012.While linebacker Lawrence Timmons stressed “it’s still early” he knows his team missed an opportunity.“Nobody ever takes us out of the game. We’re always in it,” he said. “We’ve got to do the necessary things to close those close games like the ones yesterday, like the Oakland games, things like that. If we get those games, it will be easier for us to make the playoff push.”It’s a notion Pittsburgh can scuttle if it doesn’t clean up its act. The Steelers will get another chance to beat a seemingly hopeless team when they travel to Jacksonville next weekend. Yet a game that looked like a gimme on the schedule appears decidedly more uncertain.Pittsburgh has mixed flashes of dominance with long stretches of mediocrity in the season’s first month. The mixed bag needs to stop soon, and the Steelers know it.“We just lost to one of the worst NFL teams in our house, we blew the game,” Brown said. “We feel embarrassed. We feel ashamed. We’ve got to do better to minimize those things. Losing at the end of games is unacceptable.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

ATTENDANCE AND HANDLE INCREASE AT 2016 BREEDERS’ CUP – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

first_imgBreeders’ Cup will release a complete event recap with total handle, including separate pools, early next week. “The Breeders’ Cup exists to showcase the very best of Thoroughbred racing and we witnessed that over the last two days,” Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel said. “We want to thank racing fans here and around the world for watching and wagering on our event. Santa Anita showed again why it is such a spectacular venue for our championships and we also want to thank our hosts from the Stronach Group, its staff, our volunteers and the cites of Arcadia and Pasadena.” Common-pool wagering on Saturday’s 12-race Breeders’ Cup card was $109,055,897, a 3.2% increase over the $105,625,491 wagered in 2015. Common-pool wagering for the two days was $159,991,803 an increase of 6.25% over the $150,574,656 total in 2015. Breeders’ Cup Two-Day Attendance and Handle (common-pool) history:2016, Santa Anita Park – 118,484; $157,541,7372015, Keeneland Race Course – 94,652; $150,574,6562014, Santa Anita Park – 98,319; $151,794,1742013, Santa Anita Park – 94,628; $160,704,877 (includes separate pools)2012, Santa Anita Park – 89,742; $144,272,3322011, Churchill Downs – 105,820; $161,512,8672010, Churchill Downs – 114,353; $173,857,6972009, Santa Anita Park – 96,496; $153,271,1762008, Santa Anita Park – 86,588; $155,740,3282007, Monmouth Park – 69,584; $129,197,262 Saturday’s attendance at Santa Anita was the highest for any Breeders’ Cup day since 72,730 were on hand at Churchill Downs in 2010 to see legendary race mare Zenyatta in the final race of her career. The two-day attendance for 2016 was 118,484, the highest in Breeders’ Cup history. ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – A crowd of 72,811, the highest single-day attendance for a Breeders’ Cup since the event switched to a two-day format, cheered on as blossoming 3-year-old star, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, bested hometown favorite California Chrome, North America’s richest racehorse, at the wire to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic today at Santa Anita Park. Saturday’s on-track handle was $13,515,269, an increase of 3.5% over last year’s on-track handle at Keeneland. The on-track handle at Santa Anita for the two days was $20,694,235.last_img read more

Drones used to fight crime in South Africa

first_imgLaw enforcement officials got an extra helping hand when drones were used during police raids in Cape Town. They helped the officers by offering an aerial perspective of the scene. The future is here. Drones were tested in Cape Town during police raids to help in the fight against crime. (Image: Business Tech) Priya PitamberDrones being used to fight crime… it sounds like a scene out of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, or something Batman would do, but in reality it’s happening on the streets of Cape Town.Remotely piloted aircraft – used as aerial surveillance tools – helped police during raids in the city. They used the Dronetec WASP Mk4, which is equipped with a close ground support package. The drones are made by Dronetec.How it works“When arriving at the suspect’s house, a drone with an infrared camera was launched nearby and watched from above,” explained the technology news website, My Broadband. “If any suspects fled, hid, or threw weapons or drugs away, the drone captured it all.”Dronetec said the drone gave support to police in a similar way to a helicopter, but did not involve expenses for things such as fuel and a pilot. Using thermal imaging at night also made suspects more visible to police.“There has been an increase in the demand for drones in the law enforcement and security industry as the use of a helicopter is often not an option due to unavailability or impracticality,” explained Dronetec.Extra eyesJP Smith, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, said the test was effective. “We saw drug dealers fleeing down passages and into homes. We saw where one tossed his package of heroin and we saw a gangster crawl across a roof and drop into a neighbouring property,” he said. “We were able to arrest him, much to his surprise, when he emerged a few houses down.”Smith said the drones were not only useful in police raids. They could help in fighting fires and disaster response co-ordination. It was a big advantage for any operational commander to have a larger view of what was happening on any targeted property, and would allow him to instruct his team accordingly.“Drones are a cost-effective way to do remote controlled camera surveillance and photography rather than owning or hiring helicopters,” Smith said. “They have their limitations in terms of weather, so there will always be environments in which you need an aircraft, but drones can do a lot of good.”SpecsThe drone has four arms and eight motors. It can operate at altitudes of 50 to 150 metres, and depending on the weather, it has a 2km range. It is possible for it to stay in the air for up to half-an-hour.“Top speeds of over 100km/h have been recorded,” noted Dronetec. “But in normal flight the speed is roughly between 40 to 60km/h depending on flight conditions.”Watch the drone in action:Futuristic sci-fi gadgets are now a reality, and are being put to good use.last_img read more

US gymnastics gold medalist reveals abuse by team doctor

first_imgPH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver (in vault in London),” Maroney wrote.Maroney posted her statement with the #MeToo hashtag, the campaign encouraging women to denounce experiences of sexual abuse that has swept across social media in the wake of the wave of allegations targeting Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.“Everyone’s words over the past few days have been so inspiring to me,” Maroney said in the statement on her Twitter account @McKaylaMaroney.“I know how hard it is to speak publicly about something so horrible, and so personal, because it’s happened to me too,” she said.‘Not just happening in Hollywood’Maroney is the most high-profile US gymnast to speak out so far about sexual abuse by the former team doctor.ADVERTISEMENT More than 350 gymnasts were reportedly abused according to an investigation by the Indianapolis Star.In a statement, USA Gymnastics praised the “courage” of  Maroney and others “who have come forward to share their personal experiences with sexual abuse.”“Because of their strength in coming forward, predators can be held accountable for their actions,” USA Gymnastics said. “We, like so many others, are outraged and disgusted by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused.“We are sorry that any athlete has been harmed during her or his gymnastics career.”USA Gymnastics added that it was “strengthening and enhancing our policies and procedures regarding abuse” and was committed to working to “keep our athletes as safe as possible.” /cbb Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES “Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving ‘medically necessary treatment that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years,’” Maroney wrote.“It started when I was 13 years old, at one of my first National Team training camps, in Texas, and it didn’t end until I left the sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was ‘treated,’” she said.She said the abuse even occurred during the London 2012 Olympics, where Maroney was a member of the “Fierce Five” US squad which won the team gold medal. Chicago Bulls ban Portis 8 games for breaking teammate’s jaw US Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mckayla Maroney (left) revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, that the team’s former doctor, Larry Nassar (right), molested her from when she was 13 years old until she left the sport in 2016. AFP FILE PHOTOSWASHINGTON, United States — Olympic gold medal-winning US gymnast McKayla Maroney, inspired by the “Me Too” movement, revealed on Wednesday that she was molested for years by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.Maroney, 21, said in a statement on Twitter that Nassar, who is facing trial on more than 20 counts of sexual assault, began molesting her at the age of 13 and it continued throughout her gymnastics career.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next “People should know this is not just happening in Hollywood,” Maroney said. “This is happening everywhere.“Wherever there is a position of power, there seems to be a potential for abuse,” Maroney said.“I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there were unnecessary and disgusting,” she said.Maroney, from Long Beach, California, said one incident of abuse occurred during the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo.She said Nassar gave her a sleeping pill “and the next thing I know I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a ‘treatment.’”“I thought I was going to die that night,” she wrote, adding that she hoped her statement would encourage others to speak out.“Silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it’s time to take our power back,” she said.Nassar was involved with USA Gymnastics for nearly three decades and worked with the country’s gymnasts at four separate Olympic Games.His case was part of a wide-ranging scandal which forced the resignation of USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny last year.Penny was accused by victims of failing to quickly notify authorities about abuse allegations. 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10 months agoSTUNNER! Burdisso targets Mourinho, Cambiasso for Boca Juniors dream team

first_imgSTUNNER! Burdisso targets Mourinho, Cambiasso for Boca Juniors dream teamby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is being linked with a sensational move to Boca Juniors.The deal is being driven by Boca’s new sports director Nicolas Burdisso, who played for Mourinho at Inter Milan.TMW says Burdisso wants to put together the dream team of Mourinho and Esteban Cambiasso, who would act as the Portuguese’s assistant manager. Like Burdisso, Cambiasso also played for Mourinho at Inter.While acknowledging it is a long shot, Burdisso is making a pitch to Mourinho, with contact already established.Guillermo Barros Schelotto left Boca as coach last week after losing the Copa Libertadores final to River Plate. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd ace Mata reveals unknown side to ‘frightening’ Van Gaal

first_imgMan Utd ace Mata reveals unknown side to ‘frightening’ Van Gaalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United veteran Juan Mata admits he was initially taken aback by Louis van Gaal’s unusual methods.The Spaniard spent two seasons under the Dutchman at United.Writing in his new book, Suddenly A Footballer, Mata said: “Hi, I’m Louis van Gaal, please can you introduce yourself and tell me things about you?”The manager, Ryan Giggs, myself and a bottle of Rioja wine – which he suggested we should try – were in that room.”It was pre-season, Los Angeles, and I was about to ‘introduce myself ‘ to my new coach.”Those who know Van Gaal know how intimidating he can be, face-to-face. Things about myself? I thought. What does he mean? I didn’t know where to start. I took the safe route.”‘My name is Juan, I’m 26 and I’ve been playing football since I’ve had a memory . . . ‘”‘I know that,’ he interrupted. ‘Tell me about your personal life. Do you have a wife? Children? What do you like apart from football?'”He started firing off direct questions about my life and career before moving on to footballing matters: ‘Where do you think you can play? What’s your position? Where do you see yourself in this system?'”Louis wanted to see what we were made of and how we reacted through his interrogation. He simply wanted to get to know his players better on and off the pitch.”The frightening aura around him soon dissipated to reveal a kind-hearted man. We started to notice how emotional he would get during his briefings.”When we had played very well or covered more ground and had more chances than the opposition, you could see the spark in his eyes, portraying how moved he was by his players’ effort.”He would also tell us about how he had received a letter from a mother thanking him because three players had stopped to sign autographs for her children after waiting for us for hours outside the training ground. He was genuinely moved by those small details.”On the pitch, he had a very special style of training that was structured in a rather routine manner. You were clear about what you were going to do before each session, which drills you would be doing and how you would prepare for games.”He really liked getting us to play on the deck and only opting for long balls as a last resort. His preference was for us to bring the ball out and play a passing game.”Off the pitch, he was also very structured in matters like all of us having lunch together at the training ground. We divided ourselves into tables and had to wait for one table to finish picking their food before we could pick ours.”When we travelled, whoever was one minute late was handed a not insignificant fine.”At the end of his time at the club, on his ‘farewell’, he let his emotional side take over and opened himself very honestly to us: ‘I don’t know if I’m going to be here next season, but I want to tell you anyway how proud I am of every single one of you. We fought together in adversity and we ended up lifting this special trophy. That is something that nobody will be able to change. Thank you to all of you’.”We had just won the FA Cup minutes earlier and he was saying ‘goodbye and good luck’. He handed out pieces of paper to each of us with our return date on it, as he had organised the pre-season for next July.”We all knew this was a routine process, going through the motions, because there were already so many rumours of him being sacked.”Only minutes after lifting the FA Cup trophy, they would end up being true.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Country Music Star Brad Paisley Named First College GameDay Guest Picker

first_imgBrad Paisley on College Gameday as the guest picker.Brad Paisley College Gameday guest pickerBelieve it, college football fans – the 2015 season starts in just three days. That also means that Saturday morning, College GameDay will be back on our television screens. ESPN’s famed college football preview show will be broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas, ahead of the Alabama vs. Wisconsin matchup. Monday, it was announced which celebrity would be joining the crew to make some predictions for the week.Country music star Brad Paisley will be doing some double duty for the event. He’ll be performing his new single “Country Nation” for the crowd and serving as the official celebrity guest picker.Paisley and Sam Ponder had an interesting Twitter conversation regarding the event, too. But no, she didn’t really convince him via social media. ESPN had already made the announcement via press release.Hey @BradPaisley got any plans on September 5th? Asking for a friend (or two)…— Sam Ponder (@sam_ponder) August 31, 2015Funny you ask, @Sam_Ponder… I was kinda hopin to hang with you and the @CollegeGameDay crew that day.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 31, [email protected] consider this your official invite! Fort Worth, TX. Sundance Square 9am.— Sam Ponder (@sam_ponder) August 31, [email protected]_ponder Hell yeah. Guess I will see everyone on Sept 5th. Fired up for @CollegeGameDay.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 31, 2015Paisley served as the guest picker for last year’s West Virginia vs. TCU contest. What do you think, college football fans? Is he the right choice to kick things off?last_img read more