Stock futures flat after Nasdaq’s comeback session

first_img– Advertisement – The rally earlier in the week for stocks dependent on an economic recovery was sparked by an announcement from Pfizer and BioNTech that the companies’ Covid-19 vaccine candidate appeared to be more than 90% effective in its phase three trial.More positive news on the vaccine front could come soon, as Moderna announced on Wednesday evening that its phase-three trial had accrued enough cases of the coronavirus to submit the preliminary results to an independent safety monitoring board.The positive news for vaccines comes amid a worrying rise in Covid-19 cases across the country. The United States has now confirmed more than 10 million cases of the virus and some areas, including New York City and San Francisco, have announced new economic restrictions in an attempt to slow the spread.- Advertisement – U.S. stock futures were mostly flat on Wednesday evening following a strong session for tech stocks.Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30 points, or 0.1%, and those for the S&P 500 saw a similar gain. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 were flat.The move in futures after the market bucked its recent trend on Wednesday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite leading while cyclicals and small caps lagged. The Dow slipped 23 points after adding nearly 1,100 in the two previous sessions.- Advertisement – Investors will also be looking at new data on the economic recovery on Thursday morning. The Labor Department is slated to release jobless claims data for last week before the opening bell, and economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect 740,000 claims. New inflation data will also be released before the markets open in New York. – Advertisement – Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.NYSE The rally for equities after the Pfizer news followed a strong election week for stocks, which saw the S&P 500 rise more than 7%. Rick Rieder, head of the global allocation team at BlackRock, said on “Closing Bell” that he expected stocks to continue to rise through the end of the year, though he expected trading to be choppy.He also said he expected the economic recovery to continue despite the rise in Covid-19 cases.“The Fed is going to stay in this accommodative mode for a period of time,” Rieder said. “When you put that much stimulus in, you put that much liquidity in, and then you add fiscal stimulus … the economy will actually do pretty well.”last_img read more

Moses agrees personal terms with Inter Milan

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Inter Milan is reportedly nearing the loan signing of Victor Moses after he agreed personal terms with Antonio Conte’s side. Conte, who is in search of wing-backs after being unimpressed with Valentino Lazaro and Cristiano Biraghi, is looking to reunite with Moses having coached the 29-year-old at Chelsea between 2016-18. And according to Sky Italia, Moses has agreed personal terms with the Serie A outfit with him ready to leave Fenerbahce – where he is currently playing on loan from Chelsea. Inter – who sit second in the Italian top flight behind Juventus – have put in a loan offer with an option to buy from Chelsea. And Chelsea boss Frank Lampard confirmed on Monday afternoon that Moses is set to come back to west London in order to move elsewhere. Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League encounter with London rivals Arsenal, Lampard admitted: “On Moses, he is coming back with a view to going somewhere else. Talks are ongoing.” Moses is looking for a fresh opportunity away from Fenerbahce, where he has only played seven times in all competitions since joining on loan in January last year. Moses won the Premier League under Conte at Chelsea in 2017, while also lifting the FA Cup just a year later. The wing-back played an integral role under the Italian manager, featuring 34 times for Chelsea during their triumphant 2016-17 Premier League campaign.Tags: Antonio ConteCristiano BiraghiInter MilanSerie AValentino LazaroVictor Moseslast_img read more

Rodgers: Gomez is a keeper

first_img The 18-year-old is one of six signings Rodgers has so far brought to Anfield this summer, moving from Sky Bet Championship side Charlton. Gomez only made his senior Addicks debut last August but having impressed on the Reds’ pre-season tour of Australia, Rodgers is confident the versatile defender can contribute to his side right away. “He’s staying,” the Northern Irishman told a press conference after a 2-1 victory over Brisbane Roar. “I’ve seen enough in this period; you judge young players, I always bring them in and over pre-season have a good idea of whether we’re going to keep them or not. “Seeing him, in particular close at hand and his personality – he’ll be staying, he’ll get games.” Gomez was deployed at left-back as goals from Adam Lallana and James Milner guided Liverpool to a 2-1 success at the Suncorp Stadium. Rodgers revealed he had wanted to see the versatile defender on the left-hand side but believes he can slot him into numerous positions because of his adaptability. “He’s only 18 years of age, but seeing him play at left-back for the first time, he looked an outstanding athlete and a really good footballer,” Rodgers added. “I’ve seen him at centre-half and at right-back, but I wanted to see him at left-back – and I thought he was outstanding.” Former Manchester City midfielder Milner, another new recruit, was also singled out for praise after his 75th-minute strike sealed the victory against Brisbane. Like Gomez, Milner has often been utilised in a variety of different positions but Rodgers selected him in his preferred central-midfield berth. “We wanted more goals from midfield and you see James, that was the idea because when he plays in a central area he can really penetrate the box,” he said. “He got in a number of times, had a couple of shots that went close and then he got his goal. He’s a top-class operator and I think playing in this team and at Liverpool he’ll probably shine even more.” Milner’s move away from City was partly motivated by his frustration at being seen as a utility man. But Rodgers thinks the finest form of the England’s international’s career came when he occupied the middle of the park at Aston Villa and sees a big role for him in the post-Steven Gerrard era at Anfield. The Liverpool manager added: “He has played at right-back, wide on the left, wide on the right, as a striker, a midfield player – you always want players like that in your squad, but as a player you want to play in your favourite position. “Probably the best season James ever had was at Aston Villa playing as a central-midfield player. He’s going to be huge for us and working close at hand with him I can see why he’s regarded as a top-class professional.” Teenager Joe Gomez will have a chance to make his mark at Liverpool next season after Brendan Rodgers confirmed the defender will not be loaned out. Press Associationlast_img read more

I like to be entertained, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_img With that in mind this weekend’s encounter could well be described as Metallica versus muzak and while Klopp would not criticise Van Gaal’s approach, which has angered United fans, he insists it is not a way he can operate. “I am not too close with the news about Manchester United in the last week. The stories (going) around I am not interested in,” he said. “Louis van Gaal is one of the most successful managers in the world; he has a special idea of football and as an opponent you have to respect this. “I am a football fan and if I watch football I like to be entertained, it is one of the most important things in football. “You can celebrate big victories together, you have to go through big defeats together – that is what football is. “Between these two things you have to play football people want to talk about. “I didn’t like 3-3 too much against Arsenal (on Wednesday) but a lot of people liked it as there was a lot of action and goals and that is what football should be. “It would not be the same game if people went into the stadium and thought only about tactics and thought ‘This player has to move three yards left or four yards right’. The north-west rivals do battle at Anfield on Sunday and to many it is a clash of cultures; the Dutchman’s dour and dull tactics against the German’s all-out, high-energy game. One of Klopp’s most quoted comments likens his footballing style to heavy metal. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp needs to be entertained by football but accepts Manchester United counterpart Louis van Gaal has a different idea. Press Association “Football is not the most complicated game in the world. I like football because of the moments you can enjoy. “It is a different idea of football but I wouldn’t say we had the better idea.” Klopp has had his fair share of derbies in Germany but despite his suggestion this weekend’s will be a little bit like Dortmund versus Schalke he knows the reality is likely to be much different. Of the 47 Premier League clashes between the teams there has only ever been one goalless draw – in September 2005 – and there have been 16 red cards over that period of matches. The Reds boss knows there is a balance to be struck between passion and control and that all-out, attacking, 100mph football does not always prevail. “Obviously it is important for the table; we are close together and both teams need the points to stay close with the top teams,” he said. “But it is Manchester United. If we were 20 points in the lead of the whole table it would (still) be important. “That’s how I understand derbies. I love derbies. It’s the salt in the soup. They are the best matches to perform in. “You can be over-motivated, that’s possible, but the balance is always the most important thing. “In football everything is about timing and the right thing in the right moment. “If you don’t do the right thing in the right moment then you have to run more. You cannot solve it in a different way, you can only solve mistakes with your legs. “But you will not win against Manchester United because you run 145 miles. You have to make the right way and you have to defend well because they have brilliant players in the team.” last_img read more

Conditions cost us first ODI – Law

first_img(CMC) – HEAD coach Stuart Law believes conditions here Wednesday played a key role in his side’s five-wicket loss to New Zealand in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series.Sent in, the Caribbean side mustered just 248 for nine off their 50 overs at Cobham Oval, which the hosts easily chased down with 24 balls remaining.Law said the pitch had not been as easy for the Windies to navigate batting first, following early morning rain in the area.“We would have liked to have bowled first as well,” the Australian told reporters.“Whether or not the wicket got damp through the covers … there was certainly tackiness to the surface when the game started. I looked at halftime and it was bone dry.”He continued: “You would have liked an even contest, not taking anything away from New Zealand at all.“We saw our opening batters – they’re pretty good strikers of a cricket ball – they were having trouble locating it, which means the wicket was doing something. We didn’t see that this afternoon (when New Zealand batted).”Sent in, the Windies had an unusually slow start with top-scorer Evin Lewis and veteran left-hander Chris Gayle adding 40 from 61 balls for the first wicket.The left-handed Lewis stroked an attractive 76 with seven fours and a six but was not at his fluent best, requiring 100 balls for his knock.His dismissal in the 36th over saw the Windies slump to 201 for eight before Rovman Powell, who struck the ball cleanly for 59 off 50 balls, rallied the innings late on.Law said while the left-hander had not been able to explode, the innings had been a crucial one for the side.“He was circumspect with the deliveries he attacked,” Law pointed out.“He’s a wonderful striker of a cricket ball. Today he wasn’t able to be as free as he would’ve liked, but he showed some class. He showed the ability to get through some really tough times, to build an innings, and then unfortunately given out lbw when he was set, ready to continue that partnership with Rovman Powell.“Those two can score very quickly once they get going and 15-20 an over is not out of the question with those two.”After watching West Indies muff difficult chances to break the rollicking 108-run opening stand between top-scorer George Worker (57) and Colin Munro (49), Law said it was imperative for his side to capitalise on those opportunities.“We do tend to miss out on the half-chances and look, a half-chance is a difficult one, but we’ve got to start taking those if we’ve got to compete and beat teams like New Zealand – teams that are above us.”West Indies take on the Black Caps in the second ODI in Christchurch tomorrow.last_img read more

Unruh Institute hosts election viewing party

first_imgThe Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted a live election watch party at the Ground Zero Performance Café at USC on Tuesday night. The watch party consisted of a live streaming of midterm election results alongside a panel discussion by distinguished faculty and guest speakers to analyze and discuss the results.Election 2014 · Above, Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, moderates a panel discussion during a live election viewing party at the Ground Zero Performance Café on Tuesday. – Chandler Golan | Daily TrojanThe discussion featured panelists Robert Shrum, Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and professor in the Department of Political Science; Sam Blakeslee, founding director of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy; Rick Jacobs, deputy chief of staff of operations for Los Angeles  Mayor Garcetti’s office; Jennifer Massey, president of USC College Republicans; and Nick Germain, political director of USC College Democrats.Moderating the analysis of election results was Dan Schnur, executive director of the Unruh Institute. Schnur opened up the panel discussion by asking each panelist to state what Republicans and Democrats should be looking for in this midterm election. Panelists all seemed to agree that the Republican Party would make gains in the Senate.Massey commented on the decisive role Republicans play in this year’s midterm elections.“Election day, I feel, is America’s last chance to judge President Obama’s policies, so I think it is really important that the people that are not happy with them go out and vote, and I think that is what is happening,” Massey said. “I am really pleased with how it [the election] turned out because I feel that in this election, people came together and voted as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans — they voted on the policies that were in place. It was not as partisan.”Germain discussed the losses within the Democratic Party in Congress.“It looks to me like the Democrats are probably going to come up short on this midterm in terms of the U.S. Senate, and I believe the Democrats are also set to lose seats in the House,” Germain said. “However, here in the state of California, I believe that we again, like 2010, will buck the national trend and we will retain dominance in all statewide elected offices and retain strong majorities in both houses of the legislature.”Shrum projected a loss for Democrats in Senate and discussed change among the results unlikely.“If you look at what has to happen for Democrats to do something unprecedented, its gonna require a lot of breaks. I think some of the breaks have happened,”  Shrum said. “Bottom line is, you’re probably going to see the Republicans take control of the Senate. It’s possible they won’t, but what didn’t happen so far is a wave — the kind of big thing that happened in 2006, when Democrats had to win every single close race to take over the Senate and that is exactly what they did. That is not what is happening right now. In fact, the generic congressional vote is very close in the exit polls, and Democrats may be cycling in.”Blakeslee also commented on the outcome of midterm elections.“I think sort of a long-term take away is regardless of what the specific numbers are today, is that there is a more energized, traditional base inside the party that does not want to lose because a more extreme, or flawed, fan base that end up making it through the primary system,” Blakeslee saidBlakeslee also discussed the importance of assessing Colorado’s results in the midterm election. He, like other panelists, mentioned Colorado as an indicator of whether or not Republicans are starting to gain leverage in Congress.Massey said that she would pay close attention to the female Republican candidates in this midterm election who could make history by breaking race and age barriers. She mentioned women such as Utah’s 4th congressional district candidate, Mia Love, and Elise Stefanik, New York’s 21st congressional district candidate.Schnur then asked panelists to discuss party candidates for the 2016 presidential elections.Shrum and Germain both agreed that Hillary Clinton would dominate the Democratic Party in the presidential race.“I think the only person who could win over Hillary Clinton, is Hillary Clinton,” Shrum said.Shrum went on to project that Republicans will gain great wins in taking control of Senate.“I think this will be a very good night for Republicans. I think they have basically picked up to six seats in the Senate and as many as nine … which would take Democrats down to 46 seats in the Senate,” Shrum said.Alex Kludjian, a senior majoring in political science, attended the event and was excited about the future of the Republican Party.“Ultimately, I think this election has been a decisive victory for Republicans and a referendum on the failed policies of the Obama administration,” Kludjian said. “I think from here on out, now that Republicans do have control of both Congress and the Senate there is a big opportunity for the reinvigoration for the party and its message, so I’m really excited about our future.”Christopher Perse, a sophomore majoring in political science and history, found Republican successes predictable.“I’m not really surprised the [amount of] seats Republicans took this election. I am surprised that they had so much success, but I am not surprised that they picked up the Senate,” Perse said. “I was a little surprised on some of the results in states like Florida. I’m surprised Rick Scott won the governorship and I am really surprised the medical marijuana proposition didn’t pass.”last_img read more

Brust’s 25 points carry Badgers over Rebels

first_imgWith Jordan Taylor ice-cold and the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels mounting a second-half comeback, Ben Brust continued his stunning emergence as a legitimate scoring threat off the bench.In Wisconsin’s (8-2) 62-51 win over the UNLV Rebels (8-2) Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center, Brust led all scorers with 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting. The sophomore guard was a perfect 7-of-7 from 3-point range, tying a school record.On a night where Taylor, the team’s leading scorer with 12.4 points per game entering Saturday, scored just four points on 0-of-10 shooting from the field, Brust’s hot shooting effort was critical. With the Rebels focusing much of their attention on Taylor, Brust was frequently able to find soft spots on the court – especially beyond the 3-point arc.“We need to do a better job at contesting three-point shots,” UNLV head coach Dave Rice said. “That was one of the keys to this game – to make sure that we got to shooters. We did not do a good job of that. Even though [the Badgers] were 10-for-26 [on 3-pointers], we cannot allow one guy to take over the game the way Brust did.”As a team, Wisconsin shot 20 for 54 (37 percent) from the floor, a mark reflective of the team’s shooting struggles outside of Brust. Freshman forward Frank Kaminsky was the team’s second-most efficient shooter Saturday, sinking two of his four shots for five points. Forward Jared Berggren was second on the team with nine points on 3-of-7 shooting and forward Ryan Evans scored seven on 2-of-9 shooting.“Both teams were very stingy,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “You have to credit UNLV’s defense, they’re tough to score on.”The Badgers led by as many as 19 points at the 2:39 mark in the first half, but with no other UW player besides Brust scoring in double figures, UNLV was able to draw closer in the second half. Brust had made three of his four shots at halftime, including a perfect 2-of-2 from 3-point range, and Wisconsin led 36-23.UNLV narrowed UW’s lead to 10 points at the 13:45 mark, when forward Mike Moser got through the paint for an easy dunk. Brust’s first basket of the second half then came on a three-pointer 40 seconds later to boost Wisconsin’s lead to 44-31.“Ben was moving away from the ball and finding soft spots,” Ryan said. “He’s real good at that. He moves better away from the ball than anybody we have. As a result, he gets wide-open looks.”Saturday was Brust’s best shooting night since Nov. 26 against Brigham Young in the Chicago Invitational Challenge title game. Against the Cougars, Brust scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range. Since then, Brust didn’t score more than nine points in a game before Saturday.Brust now leads the Badgers with 12.6 points per game. Forward Jared Berggren is second with 11.8, and Taylor right falls right behind him with 11.6.“The past three games, a lot [of shots] felt good, they just weren’t going in,” Brust said. “You’ve got to have shooter’s amnesia and just let it go, keep firing and shoot out of it.”last_img read more

Volleyball: Injuries yield to success for Kriskova in 2015

first_imgOver the past few weeks, a new star has emerged from the nationally ranked Wisconsin women’s volleyball team.Redshirt junior Romana Kriskova has allowed the Badgers’ top notch attack to reach another gear and is hoping to help push Wisconsin to another Big Ten title.Averaging 2.36 kills per set and ranking third in hitting percentage, Kriskova is not afraid to take matters into her own hands on the court. But the 6-foot-2 outside hitter from Bratislava, Slovakia knows that although she may be soaring above the net now, she could barely walk 10 months ago.Kriskova’s collegiate career started at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was an immediate presence for VCU’s volleyball team. After a sensational freshman campaign, Kriskova took flight her sophomore season, ranking fifth in the nation in kills and winning the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.But because of her success, Kriskova knew she needed a step up in competition.“The reason that I transferred was that I wasn’t getting challenged and I want to play professionally,” Kriskova said, “So I needed to get challenged so I can be better.”After competing against Wisconsin in her first two seasons, she knew greater pastures were available and following a meeting with head coach Kelly Sheffield, Kriskova saw an opportunity at UW.“I came to visit and I just fell in love with the campus, coaches, players and everything else,” Kriskova said.But her path to success did not come without a few major bumps along the way.After making the move to Madison last summer, her volleyball career was jeopardized when she was struck by a car while riding her bike to a volleyball camp.In addition to her completely uprooting her academic and social life, Kriskova faced a year-long recovery that would test her love for the game.“It was hard; I’m not going to lie,” Kriskova said. “I transferred here in the summer and the injury happened and I had to change my major so that was frustrating too. When I got here I didn’t know anyone and I didn’t know the area so I basically came to the unknown.”After a second surgery following a brief comeback last season, she laid the foundation and worked hard to reach where she stands now.Kriskova knew the process would not be easy.“I remember it was Christmas time and I went home and I was relearning to walk,” Kriskova said. “I had to start with little steps and then I was able to keep adding more. This summer I was finally able to add jumping, and then I could play at full speed so it was really just going one day at a time.”Those little steps have been building since last December, and Kriskova has become an integral part of one of the top front lines in the nation.Her improved play gives Badgers setter Lauren Carlini a wide variety of options to use when attacking the opposing defense, and Sheffield has certainly noticed the improvement.“[Kriskova] and [Carlini] are starting to get a better connection,” Sheffield said. “I think she is hitting with better range because she is a lot more confident.”The redshirt junior’s confidence and strong play on the court have grown from a youth career that involved representing her home nation of Slovakia in various international competitions.Now, Kriskova has translated the pride she gained from wearing her national team’s colors into an unabashed love for all things cardinal and white.“I love playing at the Field House, and it is really loud here and people come to every game,” Kriskova said. “We always have around 5,000 people and it is just insane. I love it.”The Grateful Red aren’t the only ones taking notice of Kriskova’s game; her teammates are also thrilled by the way she’s playing.Sophomore outside hitter Kelli Bates said Kriskova’s progress is not just good for her own confidence, but also the betterment of the team.“With [Kriskova] getting all of these kills and completely earning her spot,” sophomore Kelli Bates said, “It makes it a lot easier on me to get the kills when I need to.”But even as she is finally playing to her full potential, Kriskova still remembers what it felt like to watch from the sidelines.“It was hard to sit and watch volleyball because I am one of those kids who can never sit and just watch, so it was hard mentally,” Kriskova said.With the way she is spiking the ball now — she had a team high 15 kills against Illinois — Kriskova shouldn’t have worry about her view from the sidelines any longer.last_img read more

Pressure’s on Darnold, Gase to take next step for Jets

first_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV Adam Gase sees — and hears — a clear difference in Sam Darnold each time he opens his mouth. The New York Jets coach will start calling a play during practice, and the quarterback routinely finishes his sentences.“He’s able to start the operation with me still talking and it just seems like everything’s a step faster this year,” Gase said. “He seems way more comfortable. He’s not thinking about, ‘All right, what’s the play call? Where’s this guy? What’s this guy have to do? What’s the adjustment?’“You can tell he’s not thinking about all the little things you do in the first year of a playbook.”That’s a positive sign, for sure. And a necessary one.Darnold is entering his third NFL season, and second running Gase’s offense. He has shown flashes of being the franchise-type quarterback the Jets believed he’d develop into when they took him third overall in 2018. But Darnold needs to be more consistent and take a significant step in his progress.This season depends on it.No pressure, right?“I think for me it’s always been about playing as hard and as good as I can, no matter what the circumstances are,” Darnold said. “So from my end, nothing’s going to change.”He has, however, tweaked his approach to being a team leader.Darnold is being more assertive in the huddle and his teammates see a more confident quarterback than the one who missed three games last season with mononucleosis and had uneven performances before a solid stretch that helped New York to a 6-2 finish.“Like night and day with Sam,” running back Le’Veon Bell said. “It’s clicking.”So is Darnold’s relationship with Gase, and that’s a major key.The coach’s future with the Jets is likely tied to Darnold’s overall performance. Gase understands he needs to draw on Darnold’s strengths and do everything he can to make sure the quarterback reaches his potential.If Darnold plays well, it will have a positive effect on the entire team — including Gase. If not, the franchise could be looking at a 10th straight season without a playoff appearance. And then, possibly be searching for a new coach with serious questions about its quarterback.“Our goal is always going to be playing in January; always going to be the goal,” Gase said.JUMBO MAKEOVERGeneral manager Joe Douglas overhauled an offensive line that struggled mightily with consistency and injuries.He signed center Connor McGovern, tackle George Fant and guard Greg Van Roten, who are all expected to start. New York also drafted 6-foot-7, 370-pound tackle Mekhi Becton with the 11th overall pick. Guard Alex Lewis, who wasn’t a starter at the beginning of last season, is the only holdover.In fact, the Jets will be only the fourth NFL team since the 2010 season to start five different offensive lineman in Week 1 of a season from the group that started the season opener the previous year.“The hardest part is the cohesion and so many guys on the starting line are learning a new offense,” McGovern said. “But the nice thing is we have all played a lot of football. Football is football. You can only run and protect the ball so many ways.”SECONDARY SHAKEUPStar safety Jamal Adams is gone, sent to Seattle for a trio of draft picks and Bradley McDougald, who’ll now team with Marcus Maye in the defensive backfield.New York also drafted safety Ashtyn Davis in the third round, and it’s a good bet defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will find a way to use his athleticism and versatility.The Jets added cornerback Pierre Desir in free agency, and he’ll team with nickel back Brian Poole and someone from a group that includes Bless Austin, Arthur Maulet, Quincy Wilson and Nate Hairston.CATCH ITJamison Crowder was a surprise last season, catching a career-high 78 passes last season while building a nice rapport with Darnold. But, he’s the only starting wide receiver back after the Jets allowed Robby Anderson to leave in free agency.Speedy Breshad Perriman should help offset the loss of Anderson after a terrific finish to last season with Tampa Bay. The Jets drafted Denzel Mims in the second round, but the former Baylor star missed valuable on-field time in camp with a hamstring issue.New York signed veteran Chris Hogan during camp, but the rest of the receiving corps is inexperienced. Tight ends Chris Herndon — who Crowder calls “a major X-factor” — and Ryan Griffin should help pick up the slack in the passing game. Bell is also expected to see plenty of passes out of the backfield.CARRYING THE LOADBell has a few new running mates with 37-year-old Frank Gore and fourth-rounder La’Mical Perine, but he’ll still be the lead back.Bell arrived to camp in what he says is the best shape of his career. He’s eager to put last season’s subpar debut in New York — he ran for just 789 yards and averaged a personal worst 3.2 yards per carry.Gase acknowledged he needs to use Bell more efficiently than he did last season, and make the offense less predictable.“I’m ready to show this is the best Le’Veon Bell that has ever played in the NFL,” the 28-year-old running back declared.Image credits: AP COMMENT Written By Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 08:45 IST Pressure’s On Darnold, Gase To Take Next Step For Jets Adam Gase sees — and hears — a clear difference in Sam Darnold each time he opens his mouth. The New York Jets coach will start calling a play during practice, and the quarterback routinely finishes his sentencescenter_img First Published: 28th August, 2020 08:45 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Perform’s Simon Denyer recognised as a leading ‘sports innovator’ for 2016 by SportsBusiness

first_img Insider Sport: On The Ball – DAZN & BeIN expand their UEFA profile January 10, 2020 Share Stats Perform backs IBIA call for new era of data collaboration May 22, 2020 Submit Business publication ‘SportsBusiness’ has ranked Perform Group CEO & Co-Founder Simon Denyer as one of the top innovators in sports commerce for 2016, following a ‘transformational year’ for his company and its services.Denyer who founded Perform in 2005, ranked in 5th place in SportBusiness list of the ‘Top 20 Sports Innovators in 2016’.The recognition of Perform’s leader follows the launch of the company’s ‘On-Demand’ international sports streaming network DAZN in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan.The DAZN network has seen Perform governance broker major streaming partnerships with a number of European football leagues including the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A as well as US pro-leagues the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL.Perform and its investors have high ambitions for DAZN services stating on the launch of the streaming network that its new service will aim to become the ‘Netflix of sports’.Speaking to SportBusiness, Denyer commented on Perform’s 2016 and his firm’s future ambitions: “We have taken big steps into broader sports-rights management with the creation of WTA Media and FIBA Media, both of which are long-term deals – over 10 and 17 years respectively – to manage and help rightsholders fully optimise their broadcast output and prepare for the digital future.“DAZN is a product that we believe defines the future of sports broadcasting. The delivery of music and entertainment content has changed radically over the last five years and now it is time for sports to do the same.“The model is fair and open for rightsholders and creates new revenue streams and growth for the whole industry. For Perform, 2017 is all about expanding our content offering and expanding DAZN to a greater number of sports fans, rights holders and territories.” UK launch tops DAZN’s global billing March 3, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more