The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s massive, 27-24 upset of No. 2 Clemson

first_imgSyracuse (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) completed a seismic upset, 27-24, against the nation’s second-best team, Clemson (6-1, 4-1) on Friday night in the Carrier Dome. The Tigers had skated by other top division foes Louisville, Virginia Tech and others, but fell to the Orange’s defensive pressure after SU knocked Clemson’s starting quarterback, Kelly Bryant, out of the game with what CU head coach Dabo Swinney called a concussion. The Orange’s win puts Syracuse on the cusp of a bowl bid. Published on October 14, 2017 at 2:43 am Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Betsson hires Richard Scott as Head of Global Trading

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Ricahrd ScottStockholm-listed European sports betting operator Betsson AB has confirmed the appointment of Richard Scott as its new Head of Global Trading. Scott joins the multi-brand operator from UK betting firm Gala Coral, where he held the position of Head of Football Trading for Coral’s sports betting division (2013-2017).Updating the market, Betsson HR detailed that Scott would be officially joining its operations by the end of the month, and will report directly to former Coral colleague Nick Maurice who acts as Betsson Group Trading Director.Issuing a short statement on the appointment of Scott, Nick Maurice commented on the hire“I’m delighted to be working with Richard once again and to be welcoming him to the trading team at Betsson. We’ve invested a lot in our sportsbook over the past year, and that includes investing in the right people.”This week, Betsson governance posted its full-year 2016 trading update, in which the company detailed corporate growth despite being impacted by severe European currency fluctuations and unfriendly football results in Q4 2016.Betsson governance detailed that following a turbulent 2016 for its sports betting division, it would aim to recover its position by strengthening its multi-brand strategy across regulated European markets. Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Bobblehead for Dodgers organist Nancy Bea off to hall of fame

first_imgNancy Bea Hefley still has hundreds of boxes to unpack since she retired as the Los Angeles Dodgers organist and moved from Southern California to Carson City last week.But on Wednesday, an item in one of those boxes became Hall of Fame-worthy. OK, not THAT hall of fame.The organist discovered her rare likeness in bobblehead form was headed to Milwaukee to be a part of next year’s inaugural display at the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. Sklar said there will be between 7,000 and 10,000 bobbleheads as part of rotating displays and will feature stars of the four major American sports, including Babe Ruth, Sandy Koufax, LeBron James and Wayne Gretzky.Hefley’s bobblehead will join Nancy Faust’s as the only two organists in the museum. Faust was the Chicago White Sox organist who retired in 2010.RIGHT TIME TO LEAVEThe 79-year-old Hefley announced her retirement shortly before the Dodgers season ended and played her last game at the organ Oct. 15 when the New York Mets won Game 5 of the National League Division Series.She said because of her husband’s health issues and the grind of the schedule and the diminished role of the organ as the Dodgers moved more to pre-recorded music, it was the right time to leave. In the 28 years she was the Dodger’s organist, she said she sometimes would play about 40 songs per game during the years the O’Malley family ran the team. Through ownership changes — Fox, Frank McCourt and now Guggenheim Baseball Management — the organ’s presence had lessened to the point where Hefley said she would sometimes only play about two songs, including “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”When she announced her retirement, she said she had to stop taking her usual walks around the box level because she would get stopped by so many people who wanted to talk with her before she left.“I often wondered if I would be able to accept it when it was time to make the change because it’s been a part of our life for so long,” she said. “But it just feels right.”RETIREMENT PERKSThere will be some upsides to her retirement, however.In addition to bobblehead honors and an invitation by the Dodgers to come back for a guest appearance — or an open invitation to whenever she wants to visit — she said she’d finally be able to see the games on television.While the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable have not been able to get other television carriers like DirecTV and Dish Network to carry the team’s games, Hefley had to follow her team’s progress on the Major League Baseball mobile app.She also found it hard to get to other stadiums since she was working for the Dodgers during the season. She said she’d like to travel and visit a few of the ballparks that she couldn’t get to during the regular season.And she said she’s already thought about what it will be like not having to work Opening Day in 2016.“I already miss the people and I’m sure I will be nostalgic,” she said. “But I’ll be thankful I’m not in that grind.” “I was pretty surprised by it,” Bea said. “I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the Bobblehead Hall of Fame. But that’s great.”LIMITED RELEASEMarc Nehamen of Ontario-based Ultimate Pastime Sports said there were 1,200 made and 200 were signed by Hefley. One of the unique aspects of the bobblehead is while the head shakes, so does her hand above the organ.It’s the only one of her in existence, and Phil Sklar, co-founder of the Bobblehead Hall of Fame, said that added to the value of having it be a part of the first exhibit in their new building in the fall.“There are 40 of Kobe, but only one of Nancy,” Sklar said. “And the value is enhanced with baseball being America’s pastime and it honors the people behind the scenes at the stadium for the 100-year existence of the game and made it so enjoyable to generations of fans.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more