Scholes out for further fortnight

first_img The United veteran has been struggling with the problem and sat out the midweek trip to Real Madrid. And Ferguson revealed Scholes will not be available for Monday’s FA Cup tie with Reading. “It is a knee injury, which has been bothering him a bit,” said Ferguson. “We have tried another treatment during the week. He will probably be back in another couple of weeks.” Ferguson confirmed his squad had come through their midweek exertions without a problem, but that there would be changes to his starting line-up against Brian McDermott’s progressive team. “I will make some,” he said. “We want to get to the quarter-finals and we do expect to qualify.” Ferguson also had words of praise for David de Gea, who produced possibly his best performance for United in the 1-1 Bernabeu draw with a string of fine saves. “He is maturing,” said Ferguson. “Very few goalkeepers go into the first team at 20. Gianluigi Buffon and Petr Cech are two examples of those who did but it is not always the case. “Peter Schmeichel didn’t join us until he was 27, and he gave us eight great years.” Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expects Paul Scholes to be missing for another fortnight with a knee injury.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

STS completes takeover of Czech software provider Betsys

first_img SAZKA faces scrutiny following appointment of Flint Global as National Lottery advisor August 20, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 STS has completed the takeover of Czech betting software company Betsys, already its main provider of IT solutions for both online and retail channels in Poland.For STS, the largest bookmaker in Poland with over 47% market share, this takeover represents the next stage of its ‘dynamic development’.Having dominated the betting industry in Poland, STS expanded its business to European markets in February 2019. The first Polish bookmaker to start foreign operations, it is now available in the UK, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia.Betsys also provides some services for Sazka, the largest lottery operator in the Czech Republic. Overall, Betsys software generates revenues of several million euros per year. Post takeover, nearly 100 technology specialists from STS and Betsys will operate the development of its bookmaking system.  Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS, said: “We have finalised a takeover of Betsys, in which STS already holds the majority of shares. It is a significant investment which secures our further development. The proprietary bookmaking system, and the possibility for its in-house development, constitute a key advantage in our industry. “We have already been generating more than 85% of revenues via online channels, so further growth in IT solutions is of strategic value to us. Only the best European bookmaking companies can boast of their own technology and platform. This is another area that clearly distinguishes us from other operators both in Poland and in Europe.”Betsys CEO Jiri Najman added: “The integration of Betsys and STS is not only a confirmation of the high quality of our services but above all, it allows us to expand our competence in the sector of IT solutions for the bookmaking industry, which is growing dynamically. “Betsys, as part of the STS Group, is guaranteed stable growth and the possibility to create and develop significant competitive advantages for the bookmaker in terms of technology.”Thanks to numerous investments in the development of its betting offer, modern technologies and new functionalities for STS users, the company has increased its revenues over 10-fold from PLN 220 million to PLN 2.41 billion within the last six years. STS confirmed that it now broadcasts nearly 5,000 sports events for STS TV every month. Moreover, it was the first bookmaker in Poland to provide an offer for esports games.The bookmaker also actively engages in supporting Polish sport, as the largest private entity of the domestic sponsorship market. The company is the official sponsor of the Polish national football team, as well as the main sponsor of Jagiellonia Białystok and the official bookmaker of Lech Poznań, Cracovia, Pogoń Szczecin, Korona Kielce, Górnik Zabrze, Zagłębie Lubin, Polska Liga Siatkówki, Anwil Włocławek and PGE Vive Kielce, as well as Futsal Ekstraklasa and other sports clubs and associations.last_img read more

Angels lose to Brewers on bases-loaded walk in ninth

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Related Articles UP NEXT: Angels (RHP Dylan Bundy) vs. Cincinnati Reds (RHP Jose De Leon), Tuesday, noon PT, Tempe, Ariz. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE GAME: The Angels gave up single runs in the eighth and ninth to drop a 2-1 game to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in Maryvale, Ariz. Jake Thompson gave up both runs, including issuing three straight walks to push home the winning run.PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Dillon Peters pitched two scoreless innings, working out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the first inning. He struck out three, including two in a perfect second inning. Peters said he has added a slider this season, but he isn’t ready to throw it in a game. … Left-hander Ryan Buchter pitched a perfect third inning, including two strikeouts of right-handed hitters. He hit 94 mph. Buchter had been used mostly as a situational lefty, but the new three-batter rule will force him to also be effective against righties if he is going to have a role with the Angels. “He looked really good,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “I thought he looked really sharp, and he came off the mound kind of impressed with himself that he had that good of a first outing.” … Right-handers Neil Ramirez, Luke Bard, Taylor Cole and Jose Rodriguez also pitched a scoreless inning apiece.HITTING REPORT: Jared Walsh doubled and scored the Angels’ only run, coming home on a groundout by Anthony Bemboom in the fifth inning. … Jordyn Adams, generally considered the Angels’ No. 3 prospect, got the start in center field and struck out in both of his plate appearances. … The game ended with 19-year-olds Jeremiah Jackson and D’Shawn Knowles in the game. “I don’t think I’ve ever worked a spring training game with that many young players,” Maddon said.DEFENSE REPORT: David Fletcher played the first four innings in right field without incident. He did not have a fly ball hit to him, and he cleanly fielded a ground ball single. Fletcher, who has played infield for most of his time in the big leagues, is going to see more time in the outfield this season. … Second baseman Tommy La Stella made an error trying to backhand a ball in the first inning. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more