Joe Biden is projected to win

first_imgPolling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state.The state voted for Republican presidential candidates from 1972 to1988 before flipping to Democratic winners from 1992 to 2012. Then in 2016, Trump narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan by just 0.2% — the closest popular vote margin of any state that election.This is breaking news. Check back for updates. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Imagescenter_img Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Michigan, NBC News reported Wednesday.The projected victory for the former vice president comes in yet another state that incumbent President Donald Trump had won in 2016.Michigan has 16 Electoral College votes. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Cardiff lose relegation battle

first_imgLoic Remy scored his 14th goal of the season to help end Newcastle’s six-game Barclays Premier League losing streak and send Cardiff down. On a day when several hundred home fans carried out their threat to walk out of St James’ Park before the end of the game after losing patience with owner Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew, Shola Ameobi’s first-half header set his side on the road to a lacklustre 3-0 victory. The visitors rallied and looked like they might get something out of the game, but late strikes from Remy and substitute Steven Taylor, coupled with Sunderland’s shock win at Manchester United – their first since 1968 – ensured that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be playing in the Football League once again next season. It was never likely to be a comfortable afternoon for Pardew whatever happened on the pitch, with many fans arriving in mutinous mood and some departing on cue after 60 and then 69 minutes. Large sections of the home support sang anti-Pardew and Ashley songs throughout and voiced their support for discarded midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, who was among the crowd. Pardew has vowed to spend more time on the bench rather than in the technical area after his ugly clash with Hull’s David Meyler, and he maintained a low profile for much of the game, although he was booed by some fans whenever he did make it on to the sideline. Nevertheless, the 52-year-old would have been reasonably pleased with what he saw before the break as his side dominated and took a deserved lead which might have been more decisive. However, the defensive frailties which have haunted the Magpies in recent months remain and they might have been exploited on another day. Newcastle were fortunate not to be behind with just six minutes gone when Krul’s weak punch fell to striker Fraizer Campbell on the edge of the box, and he steered his effort wastefully wide. But it was opposite number David Marshall who kept his side in the game as the hosts hit back. He produced two fine saves within seconds to keep out full-back Mathieu Debuchy’s well-struck 16th-minute shot and then his bullet header from the resulting corner. However, he was left helpless with 18 minutes gone when Moussa Sissoko crossed from the right for Ameobi, who had pulled away from marker Steven Caulker, to head firmly home. Newcastle looked as if they might run riot, with Sissoko seeing a shot and then a cross deflected against the woodwork, while Cheick Tiote drilled an effort wide after a flowing move. But in the meantime, the visitors might have got themselves back into the game as Wilfried Zaha made his mark. The winger, who had started on the right, decided to try his luck on the opposite flank and tricked his way past Debuchy before firing in a 29th-minute shot which Krul blocked instinctively with his trailing leg. Zaha got in behind Debuchy once again two minutes later, but this time the defender recovered to make a vital interception. Pardew’s men restored a measure of order as the first-half approached its conclusion, but the game was far from over as they re-assembled in the dressing room. Solskjaer replaced midfielder Kim Bo-kyung with Newcastle old boy Craig Bellamy after the break, while Massadio Haidara came on for Magpies left-back Paul Dummett. However, it was central defender Ben Turner who caused panic in the home defence when he latched on to a half-cleared 48th-minute corner, but steered his shot wide. Bellamy made an impact as he gave the visitors greater impetus going forward, and his pass to Campbell allowed him to send in a right-wing cross which floated across goal and just wide of the far post. Central defender Mike Williamson saw a 57th-minute shot deflected wide as Newcastle responded, but the flow of play was largely towards his goal, although with the Bluebirds unable to find any kind of cutting edge. But they might have been back in the game with 14 minutes remaining when Jordon Mutch headed down for substitute Kenwyne Jones to poke the ball towards goal, only for Krul to block. And when the Dutchman spilled Bellamy’s cross seconds later, Aron Gunnarsson’s effort was smuggled away by Fabricio Coloccini. But Cardiff’s fate was sealed at the death as Remy tapped home after Tiote’s 87th-minute shot had been blocked into his path, and Taylor completed the scoring in injury time when he stabbed home from Remy’s knock-down. Press Associationlast_img read more

Bolt was nervous before last night’s farewell event

first_imgUsain Bolt says he’s never been as nervous for a 100-metres race than last night’s farewell event in Jamaica.The multiple Olympic champion won in a below-par time of over 10-seconds in front of more than 30-thousand fans in Kingston.Bolt’s retiring after August’s World Championships in London. Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Italian ADM settles on final 67 online gambling concessions

first_img Italy’s customs and monopolies agency – ADM, the governing body overseeing Italian gambling laws is reported to have finalised its long-awaited online gambling licensing procedure.Having revised Italy’s online gambling laws to include tougher AML protections and customer requirements on registration, the ADM has settled on sanctioning 67 new online gambling concessions.As communicated last February, the ADM has renewed online licenses for Italian legacy operators, Snaitech, Lottomatica, Sisal, Eurobet, Goldbet, Stanleybet and Microgame.The legacy operators are joined by established foreign incumbents William Hill, bet365, bwin, Pokerstars and Betfair all securing new ADM approvals.Settling on its final 67 concessions, the ADM welcomes new faces to Italian sports betting, with Smarkets, Pinnacle and Energybet securing online licenses.Industry analysts will be monitoring the movements of fresh Italian incumbents closely, assessing whether new players can secure growth in a marketplace adjusting to severe advertising restrictions and new tax demands.Closing 2018, the Lega-5Star coalition government passed its ‘Budget Law’ mandate sanctioning tax increases across all gambling verticals, as online sports betting taxes increased to 24% GGR duty.Following its final review process, the ADM has chosen to exclude seven operators from securing concessions – Pi Piper Ltd, Betclic Ltd, Goal & Gaming srl, Constitution of B&B online, Rabbit Entertainment, Play Live Ltd and Rating Consulting.The management of Goal&Gaming has moved to appeal its exclusion with the Administrative Court of Rome, with other rejected operators expected to appeal the ADM’s decision.The ADM closes its online licensing procedure having secured a reported €13.4 million in concessions for the Italian tax authorities, granted at €200,000 per registered applicant. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Angels Q&A with Jeff Fletcher: Concern for Shohei Ohtani?

first_imgWith the Angels’ 2018 season officially underway, we accepted reader questions on our Angels Facebook page. Here are some of the questions and answers.PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Media document the arrival of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani as he takes the field prior to the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Media document the arrival of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani as he takes the field prior to the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, stretches before an opening day baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani stretches before an opening day baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes the field to warm up before an opening day baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat during the second inning of an opening baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) is congratulated by first base coach Alfredo Griffin (4) after hitting a single in his first major league at-bat against the Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, is congratulated by Mike Trout (27) at the end of the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani follows through after hitting a single in his first major league at bat against the Oakland Athletics during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards follows through on a pitch to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Angels’ Kole Calhoun drops his bat after hitting a triple off A’s pitcher Kendall Graveman during the second inning of Thursday’s season opener in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by Luis Valbuena (18) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado connects for an RBI-double off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the second inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, right, celebrates with Kole Calhoun (56) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani bats against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Media document the arrival of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani as he takes the field prior to the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 23Media document the arrival of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani as he takes the field prior to the baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandQ: Angels fans are already saying Shohei Ohtani is a bust, but I’m not shocked about this coming from our fan base. But what is your take on his Spring Training? – Jared G. BrassA: Spring training is a whole different ballgame from the regular season. I think he showed some flashes of his talent as a pitcher. I don’t think he is going to be a dominant starter right away, but the same would be true even if he had a good spring. It’s just spring training. As a hitter, there are more questions. He certainly had fewer encouraging moments, but it’s still too early to judge him.I will add that he didn’t really get hit hard in spring training. In that Rockies game he gave up five singles that were not hit very hard. His biggest problem is his control, and part of that could be the difficulty in throwing a splitter in Arizona. I think it’s fair to stick with his talent and not be swayed by his ERA over 13 innings pitched with minor leaguers playing defense behind him, in thin, dry air. Just keep evaluating him as you get more info from major league games. A: They have Nick Tropeano and Parker Bridwell as 7th, 8th starters. They also believe Jaime Barria will be ready soon. John Lamb even showed some promise in the spring. I don’t think they’ll have the best rotation in the majors (or even their division, with the Astros) but they should have enough depth to contend, when combined with their offense and defense.Q: When will Andrew Heaney be back? Will he start in AAA? – Adam KnoxA: Too early to say. He threw a bullpen Tuesday, so he presumably isn’t far off. I would expect him to make a rehab start at Triple-A before he pitches in the majors.Q: Based off spring and other factors, who proved themselves to be the most consistent 6th starter for the halos for the season: Bridwell, Tropeano, or Ramírez? – Rob AspinallA: Since Tropeano is coming off Tommy John surgery and hasn’t pitched in the majors in a year and a half, it’s probably reasonable to let him get his legs under him at Triple-A. As for the other two, both performed well last year and for most of the spring. Ramirez has better stuff and is out of options, so it’s easy to make the case to go with him first. I am sure Bridwell will be up at some point, perhaps by April 12 (when they need a 6th starter).Our LA Angels coverage for this season can be found hereQ: Who will be the Halo closer in 2018? – Art CastroA: Blake Parker probably gets the first shot. However, I think it’s likely that Cam Bedrosian, and maybe even Jim Johnson, get some saves at some point. I doubt any of them will go wire to wire.Q: What has Blake Wood ever done to earn a roster spot? I really don’t understand him ever having been a lock for the roster, and I don’t understand him making the roster either. Sure, *Spring Training stats. But his regular season stats are terrible too … – Matt RuddA: The Angels like his strikeout rate (10.2 strikeouts per nine innings last year). Blake Parker’s numbers in the majors weren’t very impressive before last year, but the Angels saw something they liked.Q: Total win prediction? I say 92. Why do other columnists think they’ll only improve by 4-5 games? – Tim McMahanA: I think anything from 85 to 93 is possible. I think it’s hard to project them for too much of an improvement until we’ve seen the starters stay healthy. Also, it remains to be seen how effective the bullpen will be.Q: How long will Chris Carter stay at Triple-A? I really thought he had a great spring overall and is a proven threat. – Gary FelderA: The Angels got him mostly as insurance if someone gets hurt, so I suppose he’ll be there until someone gets hurt. Any injury to Albert Pujols, Jefry Marte or Luis Valbuena could get Carter to the majors.Editor’s note: Some questions may have been edited for clarity.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Q: Are the Angels privately concerned that Ohtani can’t hit? – Adam KnoxA: Not that I’ve heard. But plenty of scouts and other observers had reservations about his hitting, even before this spring. The bottom line is if Ohtani is a good pitcher, I think the anything he does offensively is a bonus. The Angels see him as a pitcher first.Q: Will Billy Eppler and Mike Scioscia put Ohtani in AAA if he becomes a liability around late May/early June? – Jorel AlfonsoA: I don’t know when this might happen, but I am sure they’ll be evaluating him every day. If they get to the point that sending him down is best for the team and for Ohtani, I’m sure they’ll do it.Q: Jeff, do u think the Angels’ rotation will hold up throughout the season? If not, who do you think they could bring up from the minors who’s MLB ready? – Christopher Brown Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more