International Surfing Day Festival Draws Big Crowd

first_imgOcean City celebrated International Surfing Day on Friday with hundreds gathering on the beach at Seventh Street to celebrate the sport of surfing and help raise awareness about the importance of protecting the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.The South Jersey Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosted the event in Ocean City for the 10th year. This year it moved to Seventh Street from the beach at 59th Street, and Surfrider event organizer John Bonino said the move downtown helped draw more attention to the festival.The event included an Ocean City Beach Patrol water safety class for kids, a beach cleanup, free surfing lessons, live music, sunset yoga and demonstrations of stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), kayaks, a Hobie cat and other surf equipment.The crowds enjoyed sunny skies, warm air, a warm ocean and small surf that was perfect for a lot of young (and old) new surfers to get stoked on the sport.last_img read more

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UCCA/Roy Baijnauth T20 competition

first_imgWins for Number 70 Spartans and the Number 72 All StarNUMBER 70 Spartans and the Number 72 All Star are the latest teams to have recorded victories when the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA)-sponsored Roy Baijnauth T20 competition continued recently in Berbice.At the Number 72 All Star ground, the hosts defeated their opponents Bomb Squad by 46 runs. Batting first, All Star scored 129-7 with Sanjay Deochand 26, M. Bhoj 24 and Demetri Cameron 21 being the main contributors.Bowling for Bomb Squad, P. Gobin, D Pooran and R. Mohammed did most of the damage with figures of 4-19, 2-20 and 1-24 respectively.In reply, the Bomb Squad batsmen were bowled out for 83 in their allotted overs. Only batsman P. Luen managed to secure double figures, with 23. W. Garnett took 4-15, Demetri Cameron 2-21, S. Gobin 2-16 and P. Chatterpaul 1-2, did the damage.At the Number 70 ground, Spartans defeated Guns & Roses by four wickets, and in the process moved to the next round.Batting first, Guns & Roses scored 116 all out with Saheed Rohoman 30, Neaz Ali 35 and Brandon Mohan 16 being the solid batsmen. Bowling for the Number 70 Spartans, M. Deochand claimed 4-18, T. Ramotar 2-20, N Yacoob 2-20 and O. Kumar 1-17.In reply, Number 70 Spartans scored 118-6 in 17.3 overs. Tameshwar Ramotar scored 36, Akash Persaud 34, Taresh Ramgolam 23 and Chris Bollers 19 – all contributing meaningfully with the bat. Omesh Mathura 2-20, T. Baichan 1-16 and D. Ramroop 1-14 were the successful bowlers.At a simple ceremony after the games, both teams thanked the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association for the timely execution of the competition.President of the UCCA, Hamant Jagdeo, thanked the teams for the discipline shown throughout the game.The competition will continue on Sunday January 14 at venues across the Upper Corentyne area.last_img read more

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The Latest: Dodgers’ Price opts out of playing this year

first_imgFC Dallas will now play its first tournament match July 15 against the Seattle Sounders.___Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament in Atlanta.Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players. The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring masks, though will provide them if requested. Tiafoe defeated Sam Querrey on Friday but was showing symptoms after the match and a test was positive. Posey said he wouldn’t be surprised by any development right now, including the cancellation of MLB’s planned 60-game season. The U.S. has seen a surge in new coronavirus cases with a series of daily records in recent days.“It would be a little bit maybe naive or silly not to gauge what’s going on around you. Not only around you here but paying attention to what’s happening in the country, in different parts of the country,” Posey said. “Obviously unprecedented times right now so most definitely I’ve thought about it and talked about it with my wife quite a bit.”___Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus.Manager Brian Snitker said Saturday the four players, including right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma, agreed to have the team disclose their positive tests. The MLS Is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after six FC Dallas players tested positive for COVID-19.The group stage match was scheduled to take place Thursday. MLS officials announced the postponement Saturday and said a new time and date would come later.FC Dallas confirmed Wednesday that players had tested positive upon their arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament. The entire FC Dallas delegation is quarantining in their rooms at the walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.Vancouver’s team is scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Monday.MLS said the postponement would allow both teams to have additional training days in Orlando before opening tournament play. July 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price has become the latest high-profile player to opt out of playing this season because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Latest: Dodgers’ Price opts out of playing this year Snitker said Freeman had a negative intake test before having a positive test on Friday. Snitker said the first baseman has a fever and “is not feeling great.” “It will be a while before we can get him back,” Snitker said.Major League Baseball has scheduled the 60-game season to start on July 23. Freeman is the biggest star in the sport so far to have his positive virus test publicly announced by his team.The 30-year-old Freeman set career highs with 38 home runs and 121 RBIs last season in helping Atlanta win its second straight NL East title.___center_img The five-time All-Star lefty posted Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate. The 60-game season is scheduled to begin July 23.The Dodgers got Price and star outfielder Mookie Betts from Boston in February. Tje 34-year-old Price won the 2012 AL Cy Young Award with Tampa Bay and helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series.___San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey says he’s still not sure if he will play this season.“There’s still some reservation on my end. I think I want to see kind of how things progress here over the next couple of weeks,” Posey said Saturday. Associated Press The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the Disney complex, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28.Each of the 22 teams that will be part of the season restart has been scheduled for three games.All three arenas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex that will be used for the restart will also play host to the scrimmages.There will be between three and six games per day during that six-day span. The season will officially resume with the start of seeding games on July 30.Teams begin arriving at Disney for a brief quarantine followed by the start of their training camps on Tuesday. ___The Indian Open golf event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.The tournament was initially postponed from March to an unspecified time later in 2020, but has now been scrapped following consultation with the European Tour and Asian Tour.The European Tour is due to restart this month with six straight events in Britain.___ Tiafoe, a 22-year-old who reached the 2019 Australian Open quarterfinals, left the event site and was replaced by Christopher Eubanks. Tiafoe was captain of Team Stars, playing against John Isner’s Team Stripes.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and three other pro players had tested positive for the virus after playing in a similar exhibition event in Europe. The pro tennis tours are suspended until August.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Betway and Dafabet have enhanced their Spanish La Liga sponsorship portfolios after signing deals with Celta Vigo and Cádiz FC respectively.Dafabet will become the main sponsor of Cádiz FC for the next two seasons, and will become the team’s front-of-short sponsor as well as featuring on its training and travel clothing.John Cruces, Dafabet’s Head of Sponsorship, stated: “We must congratulate Cádiz for their return to LaLiga, and for those who represent our first steps in Spanish football. This alliance will help us to strengthen our global footprint, starting from the union with the important Cadista fans.”Manuel Vizcaíno, President of the Cádiz Football Club, also highlighted that he is ‘proud that Cádiz is the club that opens the doors of Spain to Dafabet’, whilst also recognising that the step will also ‘reinforce the internationalization project of the brand, which has no borders’.Meanwhile Betway will become Celta Vigo’s official bookmaker, while also acquiring a range of in-stadium advertising rights.Additionally, the operator and Celta will work alongside one another to create promotional content ahead of upcoming La Liga matches.Ricardo Barros, Celta Vigo’s Vice-President, said: “In RC Celta we are very satisfied with this agreement, since it is very important for the sport that a brand of international prestige offers his support in a few especially complicated moments.“It is not easy to obtain this type of support in the current circumstances, with so much social and economic uncertainty, and for that reason in the club we value this agreement very positively, which allows us to continue growing as an entity and brand, and to continue advancing in our international expansion.”The sponsorships come at a turbulent time for gambling sponsorships in Spain. Last month, the Spanish Ministry of Consumer Affairs confirmed that it is considering proposals to toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure.Under the new proposals to amend the Royal Decree, Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has altered the wording of the ruling to state that “sponsorship in sports T-shirts or equipment will not be admissible”, with gambling companies already banned from featuring on youth shirts. Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more

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