McIlroy closes in on Scott

first_imgRory McIlroy shot a second-round 65 to give himself a chance of winning the first trophy of a forgettable year at the Emirates Australian Open. The overall leaderboard was also affected by Scott failing to seriously follow up his course-record 62 from day one, but McIlroy will not worry about that. He may well kick himself about a 17th-hole bogey but the fact that he recovered to birdie the last suggests he is in good shape. “When you see someone like that (Scott) at the top of the leaderboard already with a low score, it’s tough not to think about it,” McIlroy told the tournament’s official website at the end of his round. “It’s tough not to sort of press the issue and try and make birdies to catch up with them right away but golf tournaments are long, they’re four days, 72 holes and there’s a lot of time to chip away at those leads.” McIlroy’s bad year has been well covered but he insists he has long felt back on track. “I feel like I’m playing well. I’m hitting the ball well off the tee and giving myself plenty of chances. It was good to see a few more putts go in today,” he added. “As I’ve said for the last few weeks, the game is feeling much better and I’m much more comfortable with it.” Scott was always unlikely to match his brilliant opening-day score, but he could have wished for a more consistent round. Gunning for the ‘Aussie treble’ of this tournament to go alongside his Australian PGA and Australian Masters titles, Scott signed for seven birdies, three bogeys and one double-bogey on an up and down afternoon. In close attendance at the top of the leaderboard is Richard Green who rests on nine under par overall, with Friday’s round of 66 including a hole-in-one on the sixth. “That shot on the par-three sixth today was a flush golf shot. It’s nice to build a bit of confidence from hitting good shots again,” said Green. “I love coming to Royal Sydney. It’s my favourite course up here. I’ve done well here before. It fits my game, how far I hit the golf ball at least.” Matthew Jones trails by a shot in fourth, with four more players on six under, among them amateur Bradley Watt. The Northern Irishman will want to put 2013 to bed after an alarming loss of form cost him the world number one spot, but he could at least end it on a high. He trails home favourite Adam Scott by two shots at the midway point at the Royal Sydney Golf club after a fine round which contained nine birdies. Press Associationlast_img read more

Orenes launches new ‘VERSUS’ identity targeting rapid global growth

first_img Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Seeking to expand its international appeal, Spanish gambling firm Grupo Orenes has rebranded its flagship commercial property ‘Viva La Suerte’ to ‘VERSUS’.This week the Murcia (Alicante) based gambling group held a press conference in which it retired its Viva La Suerte brand, announcing the launch of VERSUS (Versus.es) as its lead B2C entity, which Orenes will export internationally.Javier López Cerrón, Group General Director of Orenes marked the launch of VERSUS as the next important chapter in the firm’s 50-year history.Cerrón underlined that Orenes governance had chosen to revamp its commercial identity, seeking to develop a B2C brand more attune with modern consumers engaging with online gambling services.Furthermore, Orenes marketing states that the launch of VERSUS, sees its digital domain broaden its appeal beyond online casino, which had been attached to the ‘Viva La Suerte’ brand.This week Orenes fully deployed VERSUS across its existing digital and land-based verticals, undertaking a € multi-million rebrand, with all Orenes partners – Real Murcia CF, UCAM Murcia Basket, Cadiz CF and CF Pontevedra replacing their sponsorship inventories.As a corporate directive for 2020,  Cerrón underlined that VERSUS would lead Orenes B2C expansions across international Spanish speaking markets – “VERSUS  can be a global brand recognized anywhere, recognized anywhere in the world, in any country and in any language. VERSUS a different style is born in which we should all embrace this” Share Submit Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

WAC 2015: Eritrea’s Ghebreselassie wins competition’s first gold in marathon

first_imgTeenager Ghirmay Ghebreselassie claimed the first title of the Beijing world championships for Eritrea on Saturday, easing clear of his rivals over the final six kilometres to win the men’s marathon.The 19-year-old grabbed his nation’s flag as he entered the Bird’s Nest stadium and crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 27 seconds to give Eritrea its first world championships gold medal.Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay, who led briefly before Ghebreselassie’s final surge, crossed the line 40 seconds behind the Eritrean while Uganda’s Solomon Mutai claimed bronze in 2.13.29.Eritrea’s only previous world championship medal was a silver for Zersenay Tadesse in the 10,000m in 2009.Above: Winner Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea (C), second placed Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia (L) and third placed Munyo Solomon Mutai of Uganda celebrate with their national flags after crossing the finish line in the men’s marathon. –Follow the Games through Joy Sports’ coverage on Facebook and Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Miroslav Ćiro Blažević: I’m the Only One who can Take B&H to the EC in France!

first_imgMiroslav Ćiro Blažević, ex-selector of the national football team of B&H is willing to take over the selection again – reports Patria agency.As he pointed out during the conversation with his friends, “he can no longer sit and look what certain individuals are doing out of it all”.“What happened here? It’s the same team led by my Safet last year, the same team that had such great successes and featured as threat to everyone. Something is bothering me here, and that is the fact that that much of a talent doesn’t get a chance to succeed and it can. I respect all my dear friends but I don’t think they are ready to wake up our Dragon asleep and I fear the situation would remain the same. There is no longer room for talks about tactics. What matters here is to regain the winning spirit.” – said Ćiro while talking to his friends.He also added that he is ready to candidate for the selector but his official candidature did not yet arrive to the Football Federation of B&H.(Source: Tuzlanski.ba)last_img read more