Relive the 2015 Touch World Cup Open’s finals on Channel Nine and GEM! The 2015 Touch World Cup Finals, featuring the best Touch Football talent on the planet across the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed (Open’s) divisions is set to light up Channel’s Nine’s Sunday NRL telecast from Sunday, 31 May with an hour-long highlights package of each divisions’ finals matches leading into the regular Sunday afternoon NRL timeslot (NSW and NT). In Queensland, the games will be broadcast earlier on Channel Nine’s GEM channel. Full times and dates of the broadcast can be found below. The Touch World Cup finals will be broadcast into over 50 countries across Asia Pacific and Europe via Fox International, Star TV and Eurosport. Australia continued its domination of the Touch World Cup in early May, recording its eighth successive Touch World Cup title, including wins in each of the three Open’s divisions. Don’t miss the 2015 Touch World Cup finals at the following times:New South Wales/ACT (Channel Nine)Mixed Open – Sunday, 31 May – 2:30pm followed by Dragons v Sharks Women’s Open – Sunday, 7 June – 2:30pm followed by Sharks v Roosters Men’s Open – Sunday, 14 June – 2:30pm followed by Titans v BulldogsQueensland (GEM) Mixed Open – Sunday, 31 May – 9.30am Women’s Open – Sunday, 7 June – 10.00am Men’s Open – Sunday, 14 June – 10.00amNorthern Territory (Channel Nine)Mixed Open – Sunday, 31 May – 2:00pm followed by Dragons v SharksWomen’s Open – Sunday, 7 June – 2:00pm followed by Sharks v RoostersMen’s Open – Sunday, 14 June – 2:00pm followed by Titans v BulldogsTo watch highlights from the 2015 Touch World Cup, please visit the TWC YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/2015touchworldcup. Related LinksWorld Cup on TV!
NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine – not Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield – had won the AP’s Player of the Year award in college basketball. Valentine had a fantastic season, leading MSU to a Big Ten Tournament title and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there is certainly a faction of fans who believe that Hield, whose dominance has been on display the past two weeks, was the most deserving player.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield – who is probably a little biased – is one of them. Mayfield took to Twitter this afternoon to call it “ridiculous” that Valentine won the award over Hield. He even went as far as to say that Hield got “robbed.”This is ridiculous, POTY is supposed to go to the best player. Our man got robbed. Plus who’s team is still playing? https://t.co/k0uiq17kur— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Whoever voted on this should be ashamed of themselves. We know who the real POTY is. Buddy deserves it, and he’ll show us why these next 2— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Mayfield also noted that it’s Hield’s OU squad, not Valentine’s MSU, that is still playing.We imagine that Mayfield’s opinion will be popular in Norman.
zoom Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions has been a very prominent trend in the container shipping industry, and more recently the tanker sector. Liner majors such as Maersk Line, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have already availed of the opportunity to bolster their fleets and reap the benefits.Nevertheless, there are opposite opinions when it comes to consolidation in the dry bulk shipping industry.“At least five fleet consolidations will take place within the next twelve months,” Robert Bugbee, President of Scorpio Bulkers, said while speaking in a panel discussion on the dry bulk shipping industry organized by CapitalLink.At least three of these are expected to take place by June, Bugbee added, without specifying details of the companies that might turn to such a move.As explained, the consolidation is ready to happen in the dry bulk as well, especially taking into account the fact that providers of capital have expressed their preference of giving capital to larger companies rather than smaller market players. As a result, a number of companies in the market are considering joining forces and have launched discussions with counterparts and investment bankers.On the other hand, Polys Hajioannou, Chairman and CEO of Safe Bulkers, doesn’t believe there will be much consolidation in the dry bulk sector.“Each company has is own ideas and policies, and I don’t see many companies out there that could come together and make a meaningful contribution through consolidation,” Hajioannou said.The example of Fredriksen Group acquiring Quintana last year was an exception and had a good timing, according to Hajioannou. However, the deal is not likely to usher in a trend in the industry, he explains.The forecasts are being made as the dry bulk sector emerges from the historically low point in the shipping cycle driven by higher demand for dry bulk cargo originating from China and Brazil. The fundamentals on the supply side have also reached a good point, especially due to the yard availability constraints that are expected to keep ordering activity at bay.World Maritime News Staff
C.J. Jackson (3), Jae’Sean Tate (1) and Keita Bates-Diop (back) will be three players head coach Chris Holtmann will count on in the 2017-18 season. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorFor the first time in nearly eight months, Ohio State’s men’s basketball team will take the court as the new-look Buckeyes will take on Wooster in an exhibition at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Schottenstein Center.Uncertainty surrounding the team derives from a myriad of new faces, from the coaching staff to the transfers to the freshmen. Although fans might not know what to expect from the Buckeyes talent-wise, senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said those in attendance will witness an energetic team. “I think you guys are gonna like what you see — just the energy, the excitement,” Tate said Friday. “You’re gonna see a lot of guys just having fun out there.”Ohio State finished the 2016-17 season with a 17-15 record, including a disappointing 7-11 record within the Big Ten and a first-round Big Ten tournament loss to Rutgers. The Scarlet and Gray return a few players from last season, including Tate, redshirt senior guard Kam Williams and junior point guard C.J. Jackson. The Buckeyes also welcome back redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop, whose season ended early due to surgery on his left shin. Tate described Bates-Diop as the best all-around player on the team and said the opportunity to play with him was one of the biggest reasons he initially came to Ohio State. Bates-Diop returned to the court in last week’s closed scrimmage against Xavier and said it felt amazing to finally compete against another team again. The soft-spoken forward compared the 2017-18 team to last season’s team by emphasizing the increase in intensity.“Just comparative maybe — if you look at last year’s team — the passion, the consistent effort is out there all the time,” Bates-Diop said. “I hope you’ll see us just giving it our all — there’s nothing held back just for 40 minutes.”With the exhibition against Wooster on the horizon, Holtmann emphasized the necessity to play as a team.“I just want to see us share the ball and move the ball offensively. We’ve been working on that,” Holtmann said. “I want us to continue to understand how we expect to play offensively.”Holtmann has continually reiterated the importance of defense during the offseason. Last Sunday’s closed-door scrimmage against Xavier opened his eyes to certain issues.“Defensively, I want to see how committed we are on that end and how connected we are on that end,” Holtmann said. “I think we were good at times, in terms of being connected and committed last week [against Xavier], but we didn’t always execute real well — we fouled too much.”Holtmann wants the team to be “connected,” but what does that actually mean?“I think when you see a connected team, you see guys giving appropriate help defensively,” Holtmann said. “You see guys having an awareness of both their man and the ball, and a willingness to respond appropriately defensively. You see guys picking up a teammate when he takes a charge.”Offensively, Bates-Diop said he primarily wants to see unselfishness from the Buckeyes.“Moving the ball around — good ball movement — just good offense in general,” Bates-Diop said. “We work on that a lot, so we’d like to see that come to fruition Sunday.”Holtmann said he’s treating the scrimmage as another practice, but Tate envisions the game as the first chance for the team to make an impression.“Just being able to play together,” Tate said. “It’s a scrimmage — but when you can be able to play in front of all the fans in the Schott — there’s just no feeling like it. And we haven’t had that in a while. We haven’t had it at all with all the faces we have.”
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio has no plans to see out his entire playing career with the number 20The 22-year-old is widely viewed as one of the most promising young talents in European football and is set to feature prominently for both Real Madrid and Spain over the coming years.Asensio is aware that he’s entering a very important stage of his career and has to perform well on the pitch.Recently reports emerged that Asensio had been offered Cristiano Ronaldo’s old No.7 jersey at Real before Mariano Diaz’s arrival from Lyon last month.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I would not like to finish my career with the shirt number 20. Would I like to change it? Yes, but we will see what will happen,” Asensio told Marca.“With or without Cristiano, I have the same goal to be part of the first team and be an important player for the team. So far, everything has gone well, I started the season well and I’m working hard.”Incidentally, Asensio uses the number ten on his social media profile.Currently, the number is occupied by none other than the UEFA Player of the Year Luka Modric.
Sampdoria Coach Marco Giampaolo believes the derby against Genoa is a must-win clash after three defeats in a row.Sampdoria were beaten by Milan, before being thrashed 4-1 by both Torino and Roma, and they play the Derby della Lanterna after the international break.“We lost two games with too many goals conceded, and that makes losing all the harder,” Giampaolo confirmed to Football Italia via Sky.“Before we were more solid, but the last two defeats to Torino and Roma put everything into question, particularly the self-esteem of my lads.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We need to have the strength to continue, to do the things we know how to do. In that sense, the derby could be ideal.“I love Samp and I think I’ve done good work with this club. There are ups-and-downs, but that’s the league.”Meanwhile, Juve cemented their stay at the top after beating fellow rivals AC Milan 2-0 at the San Siro on Sunday.