Tennis dominates ESSA 2016 ‘suspicious betting activity’ report

first_img Wimbledon faces postponement as AELTC reviews its summer schedule March 26, 2020 Issuing an industry note, international sports integrity body ESSA has revealed that a total of 131 cases of suspicious betting activity was recorded during 2016.Detailing its report, ESSA governance specified that 41 cases had been recorded during Q4 2016. Tennis dominated 2016 with 103 cases being reported to the Tennis Integrity Unit, followed by football with 16 cases reported to the relevant governing body.From a geographical perspective, Europe posted the highest number of alerts in 2016, with 71 cases relating to sporting events taking place in that continent. Tennis made up the majority of those cases with 45 of the 71 alerts.Tennis also accounted for 24 of the 25 alerts across all sporting events in Asia. For football, the cases predominantly occurred in European-based matches with 15 of the 16 alerts recorded there.ESSA Chairman, Mike O’Kane, commented on the 2016 figures “The figures show that the dangers from the misuse of insider information and match-fixing persist for betting operators. As the sector’s representative body on betting integrity issues, ESSA continues to meet with key stakeholders to discuss practical and proportionate actions. We hold positions on a number of major betting policy working groups and match-fixing programmes to do just that.”“As with previous years, we expect 2017 to entail challenges to the commercial activities of our sector. ESSA will continue to be an ardent and vocal supporter of responsible regulated operators and utilise our alert system to protect our growing list of members, consumers and sports from betting-related corruption. We intend to progress a number of constructive actions in this area during 2017 and in particular work closer with sports governing bodies and rights holders on more collaborative relationships.”The full ESSA breakdown can be viewed by clicking this link Share Submit GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal June 17, 2020 Share ATP Tennis makes virtual sports debut with IMG ARENA March 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Kerryon Johnson, Jordan Howard, Damien Williams impact Week 16 start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgDamien Williams injury newsWilliams missed Sunday’s game as he continues to recover from a ribs injury, but he also had “illness” added next to his name on the injury report after it looked like he might make it back from the ribs issue. Williams could make it back for Week 16 when the Chiefs play the Bears on Sunday Night Football.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPIf the illness was indeed the bigger issue by Sunday, we should know based on Williams’ early-week practice reports. If he’s on the field Wednesday, he’ll be looking good to play against Chicago. With Akiem Hicks back for the Bears, Williams is a low-end RB2 at best. If Williams is out, no KC back is a good play in a crowded backfield. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Kerryon Johnson playing Week 16?Johnson (knee) confirmed to reporters Friday that he’s been setback-free since returning to practice about two weeks ago. MLive.com also reported that it “sure sounds like” Johnson will be activated from IR when eligible in Week 16. Johnson’s Sunday usage could depend on the status of Bo Scarbrough, who was a game-time decision Sunday before missing out with a ribs injury.It’s looking like the Wes Hills show will be a one-week appearance, as at least one if not both of Johnson and Scarbrough should be back for Week 16. Johnson’s the preferred play in a not-great matchup against Denver, assuming he’s activated. When considering the risk of Johnson after a long absence, you can probably play him as a FLEX.WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endJordan Howard injury updateEagles head coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Howard (shoulder) is making progress and that he couldn’t rule him out for Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET against the Cowboys. Howard’s shoulder injury has kept him out much longer than expected, and there’s still been no indication of him being cleared for contact.MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsHoward would just complicate things at this point after Miles Sanders has made the Philadelphia backfield mostly his own. The Cowboys have a solid run defense, so the only way we’d feel comfortable about an Eagles back this week is if Howard is again out and Sanders gets most of the work ahead of Boston Scott.MORE WEEK 16: Top waiver pickups Kerryon Johnson’s possible return from Injured Reserve throws a new name into the start ’em, sit ’em hat for fantasy championship games in Week 16. It could be complicated if Bo Scarbrough is back active, though. And fantasy owners are possibly still wondering about Jordan Howard and Damien Williams, whose injuries have kept them out longer than initially anticipated. We have the latest updates below. For news on ailing WRs DJ Chark, Mike Evans, and JuJu Smith-Schuster, go here; for more on injured TEs Evan Engram, Greg Olsen, and Gerald Everett, go here; for the latest on Dalvin Cook, click here; for updates on Chris Godwin, go here. For more fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.last_img read more

KPL newbies Wazito snap up AFC duo

first_imgAlso signing for Wazito is Ivorian Emmanuel Tienan who was previously with MOSCA.“These are players who we think will be a great addition to the squad. Nyakha is a very good midfielder especially on the ball and his experience having featured for AFC will be great for us. We are still chasing a few names and I can assure that we will have a very strong squad,” the tactician offered.Wazito earned a berth in top flight after finishing second in last season’s National Super League and Ouna who joined them midway through the 2016 season before turning them into a winning outfit has vowed they will not be in the KPL to make up the numbers.“We are coming in to compete and show that we are a good side as well. We went through so many challenges in the NSL but the players had the belief and we achieved what we didn’t think was easily achievable. It is now time to show that we can compete at the top,” the former Posta Rangers and Gor Mahia assistant coach added.Ouna has been credited with lifting the team from the ashes, one he found dwindling in relegation when he took over before raising its profile and finally a first ever berth in top flight.To aid his course, Ouna has added two more hands into his technical bench with former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards goalkeeper trainer Iddi Salim joining the team on the same capacity.Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna issues instructions to his players during a past National Super League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has also brought on board immediate former Modern Coast Rangers head coach Mohammed Ahmed as a First Team coach. He will be in charge of training the midfielders.Francis Oduor who has been part of the team for a while will be in charge of the defense while former Gor Mahia striker George Midenyo will this time be charged with sharpening the team’s next big strikers.“It is very important to have many hands to help each other out especially at this level of the Premier League. It becomes easier to pick out and manage mistakes. I think the two new guys to the bench will add so much to the team in terms of their experience,” the tactician further added.Wazito begin their Kenyan Premier League campaign on February 5 at home against Sony Sugar.“We expect a very tough challenge but looking at how we performed especially in the GOtv Shield matches, I am certain we can weather the storm. We just need to firm up a few areas technically and we will be good to go,” further added the tactician.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards goal keeper Edwin Mukolwe in action against their SPL clash against Tusker FC last season. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 10- Kenyan Premier League new boys Wazito FC have snapped up the AFC Leopards duo of midfielder Harun Nyakha and goalkeeper Edwin Mukolwe as they continue to rebuild ahead of their top flight debut.Head coach Frank Ouna has confirmed that both join the side on two year deals and reckons they will be a brilliant addition to the squad.last_img read more