Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms

first_imgShare Share Related Articles Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Further to publishing its 2020 interim statement this morning, Kambi Group has disclosed that it has reached a ‘mutual agreement’ regarding the phased conclusion of its US wagering partnership with DraftKings Inc.In 2018, Kambi secured its highest-profile US partnership win, becoming lead wagering systems provider for leading fantasy sports operator DraftKings, beginning its new venture in the nascent US wagering market following PASPA’s federal repeal.However, late 2019 developments saw DraftKings undertake a merger rival systems provider SBTech – a deal funded by sports private equity fund Diamond Eagle Corp which saw DraftKings listed on the New York Nasdaq Exchange this April.This morning, Kambi communicated that it had reached mutual terms on how DraftKings will migrate from its sportsbook platform to its new proprietary systems.The agreement governing the provision of Kambi’s sports betting technology and services to DraftKings will end no earlier than 30 September 2021. However, DraftKings has the option to leverage its proprietary technology, in full or part, prior to that date.Contract terms state that any sports betting revenue generated by DraftKings prior to 30 September 2021, ‘either via Kambi or following a migration away from Kambi’, will be subject to the same level of revenue share payments from DraftKings to Kambi.The mutual agreement sets out the balance of responsibilities between the two firms during the transition phase – in which both companies will adhere to respecting their individual data and intellectual properties.Signing off the statement, Kristian Nylén, Kambi CEO, said: “Since partnering in June 2018, the Kambi-DraftKings relationship has proven to be highly rewarding for both parties, delivering first-class sports betting experiences to players across more states than any other sportsbook, and establishing Kambi and DraftKings as true leaders in their respective fields.“The agreement we’ve announced today works to secure a strong revenue stream for Kambi for the next 15 months, while our growing and exciting portfolio of partners leaves me with no doubt that Kambi is well placed to extend its leadership position over the months and years to come.” StumbleUpon Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020last_img read more

Jeter goes hitless as Pirates hammer Yankees 8-2

first_imgNew York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter grounds out during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Derek Jeter got a partial standing ovation Thursday before going hitless in two at-bats in the first spring training game of his final season, a New York Yankees’ 8-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.The Yankees captain, who turns 40 in June, hit a double-play grounder to second off Pittsburgh right-hander Charlie Morton in the first and grounded out to third during the fourth against left-hander Jeff Locke.Limited to 17 games last season due to leg injuries, Jeter was at shortstop in his first exhibition season appearance. He broke his left ankle in the 2012 AL championship series and did not appear at shortstop last spring training until March 13.Jeter had just 11 at-bats in five games during spring training last year, stayed behind for rehabilitation at New York’s minor league complex and broke the ankle again. He returned to the Yankees on July 11 but wound up on the disabled list three more times.last_img read more

Sign of things to come? Shubman Gill breaks Kohli’s decade long record in Deodhar…

first_imgAdvertisement b05NBA Finals | Brooklyn VszjtthhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Etrr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3nsbWould you ever consider trying this?😱1b3iCan your students do this? 🌚apjRoller skating! Powered by Firework With his ever-growing reputation on the rise, Shubman Gill can be proud today for breaking a 10 year old record , previously held by Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli himself.Advertisement Shubman Gill at 20 years and 57 days surpasses Kohli to become to youngest ever player to lead their team to winning the Deodhar Trophy.Advertisement This was achieved by Gill for India C against India B on Monday at the JKCA International Complex in Ranchi beating Kohli who had led North Zone in the Deodhar Trophy final when he was 21 years and 142 days old in 2009-10.Gill was part of the test series in South Africa but did not get to play. However, opportunities won’t be bleak for this young lad given his potential that is there for everyone to see.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Walking into the Wind

first_imgBy Kathy MieleWalking into the house from my evening walk the leaves and rose petals from our rosebush swirled around me and landed in the front foyer floor.I used the last of my strength to push the front door closed then leaned against it while I tried to catch my breath.“Are you OK?” Steven asked me.I couldn’t answer just yet. I was bent over, my hands on my knees, trying to get in one deep breath.“Do you want me to get you something?” he asked.“Water,” I whispered.Steven went into the kitchen filled a glass then came back to the foyer and handed it to me. He watched as I gulped it down. When I was finally able to catch my breath, I handed him the empty glass, then kicked off my sneakers and sat down on the couch. “Thanks, I needed that.”I leaned my head back against the pillows and felt my heart rate getting back to normal.“Wow, that was some walk you just took,” Steven said. “You’ve been gone for over an hour.”“I wish I could say that I added a few more miles into my route but – I didn’t,” I complained. “It just took me all this time to finish my usual mile and a half!”“What were you doing?”“Are you kidding me?” I started to laugh. “Can you hear the wind out there!” I was quiet for a moment so he could listen. “I feel like I just spent the last hour practicing a mime routine of walking into the wind!”“You were walking into the wind your entire walk?”“I know!” I agreed with him. “I couldn’t believe it myself. I kept thinking when I went around the next corner the wind would be at my back and it would kind of help me along.But then I’d turn that corner and bam! – the wind would practically knock me down!”I went to push my hair back from my face and pulled a leaf out of my tangles. “I don’t think I’ve ever walked in anything like that – at least not on purpose. I swear, at one point I was looking down at the ground just thinking about putting one foot in front of the other and I felt like I was marching in place! When I looked back up I was still in front of the same house!”“Why didn’t you just turn around and come back home?” he asked.“I promised myself I’d try and get a walk in every evening this summer – no matter what,” I said. “I’m trying to get in better shape.”“You know I walk on the treadmill downstairs every day, no matter what the weather is. Why don’t you try that?”“But I like getting outside, breathing fresh air and seeing what‘s going on in the neighborhood,” I said. “Walking on a treadmill in the basement would drive me nuts.”“That’s the choice you’ve made then.” Steven was done giving me any more sympathy.“I should probably go brush my teeth,” I said as I moved my tongue across them. “I feel like a have a half a dozen bugs stuck to me.”“I’ve never had to pick bugs out of my teeth when I’m on the treadmill,” Steven called as I walked to the bathroom.“See, that’s the difference between you and me,” I called out. “I like some adventure in my workout!”last_img read more

Ex-49ers QB Alex Smith on comeback path: ‘I have to learn to run again’

first_imgAlex Smith has said it. The former 49ers quarterback who suffered a grisly double fracture (tibia, fibula) in his right leg in November while playing for the NFL’s Washington franchise, has stated his intent to return to the playing field.“That’s the plan,” Smith recently told Angie Goff of Fox 5 DC (see the entire interview here). “I’m looking forward to (walking on a playing field). I’ve got to conquer more steps before I get there.”Smith’s 4-year, $94 million extension signed with …last_img read more

PV Sindhu begins Senior National Badminton Championships campaign with easy win

first_imgOlympic silver medallist P V Sindhu Thursday opened her campaign in the 83rd Senior National Badminton Championship with a straight game win over Nagpur’s Malvika Bansod to enter the women’s singles quarterfinals here.A former champion, Sindhu took time to get into the groove before claiming a 21-11 21-13 win over Malvika, who is a gold medallist at the South Asian U-21 Championship in Nepal and a runner-up at Khelo India Games.Like last year, the top eight players of the competition on the combined basis of world and domestic rankings were given direct entry into the singles pre-quarterfinals for which a Super Draw was held Wednesday night.Day 3 Match Updates:Olympic Silver Medalist, @Pvsindhu1 scaled through to the quarter-finals of Yonex Sunrise 83rd Senior Nationals, she defeated #MalvikaBansod 21-11;21-13 in the pre-quarters. #IndiaontheRIse #SeniorNationals2019 pic.twitter.com/sgy6f8kVrIBAI Media (@BAI_Media) February 14, 2019Malvika made a dream start, moving to a 4-0 lead. Soon Sindhu clawed her way back to level the scores with a push at the backcourt.Sindhu eventually grabbed an 11-7 advantage at the break. She continued to force the younger shuttler to commit errors.At 19-11, Sindhu unleashed a couple of smashes to seal the first game.In the second game, Sindhu was ahead 9-2 with Malvika committing unforced errors. The Hyderabadi went to the break with an 11-4 lead.Malvika played well in the rallies but lacked the finishing touch, committing unforced errors as Sindhu eventually wrapped up her pre-quarterfinal match in 35 minutes with a precise return at the forecourt.advertisementAlso Read | Lakshya Sen eyes top 30 ranking by year endAlso Read | All England Badminton Championships 2019: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth handed tough drawsAlso See:last_img read more

Touch Football in NRL Videos

first_imgMorris turns sight on RaidersJosh Morris speaks about the Canterbury Bulldogs  but reminisces about winning a NSWTA Junior State Cup title with the Kiama Stingrays. http://www.nrl.com/morris-turns-sight-on-raiders/tabid/10959/contentid/574984/embed/4zOWh1ZDpTiWAbmaqqo5D-KJFLNPEJbq/default.aspx#ooid=4zOWh1ZDpTiWAbmaqqo5D-KJFLNPEJbq Johnson’s amazing skillsShaun Johnson has produced some quality football in his career thus far, but it all began with a similar game, touch footy.http://www.nrl.com/johnsons-amazing-skills/tabid/10959/contentid/574542/embed/d2dTR1ZDrEJ8mJmnAg8F7XelhgNGHULv/default.aspx#ooid=d2dTR1ZDrEJ8mJmnAg8F7XelhgNGHULv NRL and Touch Football join forcesThe National Rugby League and Touch Football Australia have today launched an historic sporting partnership representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport.http://www.nrl.com/nrl-and-touch-football-join-forces/tabid/10959/contentid/575060/embed/9xNWl1ZDqlPJYckWAGQbMMDSqgykQCsR/default.aspx#ooid=9xNWl1ZDqlPJYckWAGQbMMDSqgykQCsR Touch Football has gotten many mentions in the media and enclosed are some videos of these interactions.Sydney Morning HeraldTouch and tackleSonny Bill Williams playing touch footy with singer Jessica Mauboy and other NRL stars to promote the alliance between the NRL and Touch Football Australia. http://media.smh.com.au/system/ipad/touch-and-tackle-4657926.html Canberra RaidersNRL & Touch Football Australia join forcesRaiders CEO Don Furner and ACT Touch representatives Tim Spence and Rebecca Beath discuss their excitement surrounding the announcement that the NRL and Touch Football Australia has joined forces.http://www.nrl.com/nrl-touch-football-australia-join-forces/tabid/10959/contentid/575064/embed/9rN2l1ZDo7VwNN61j189bBpyFIoN-q-5/default.aspx#ooid=9rN2l1ZDo7VwNN61j189bBpyFIoN-q-5center_img Smith on Touch Football and ASADANRL CEO David Smith says the alliance between NRL and Touch Football Australia is an important step in growing the game. http://www.nrl.com/smith-on-touch-football-and-asada/tabid/10959/contentid/574991/embed/1tZ2h1ZDopNEcTurdg4lY8eItXIeOU2S/default.aspx#ooid=1tZ2h1ZDopNEcTurdg4lY8eItXIeOU2S The Phil Gould ShowInjuries across the competition, the partnership with Touch Football Australia and Sam Burgess’ “squirrel griphttp://media.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-league/the-phil-gould-show-4660405.htmlNational Rugby LeagueSignificant point in history: MaguireTouch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire speaks about the alliance between the NRL and Touch Football Australia.http://www.nrl.com/significant-point-in-history-maguire/tabid/10959/contentid/574992/embed/JzaWh1ZDrPOKJxpIa5rkNEiAAamZHJJp/default.aspx#ooid=JzaWh1ZDrPOKJxpIa5rkNEiAAamZHJJp North Queensland CowboysCowboys welcome touch partnershipThe Cowboys have marked the historic sporting partnership between the National Rugby League and Touch Football Australia by inviting four of the north’s best touch players to NRL training at Cowboys HQhttp://www.cowboys.com.au/?nvId=575406Related LinksTouch in NRL Videoslast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan director Maldini: Bakayoko, Higuain deals dependent on…

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director Maldini: Bakayoko, Higuain deals dependent on…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini admits their transfer policy will be dependent on Champions League qualification.Milan are skirting the boundaries of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play laws.“We’re absolutely convinced we can get fourth place,” Maldini told reporters at Milanello.“We’re not happy with how things have gone this month, of course, when we’ve had a lot of injuries and therefore great difficulty in terms of numbers.“Despite that we expected more, and [Coach Gennaro] Gattuso knows that too. We need to change the attitude during the game, we can’t lie down and we can’t look for sixth.”(Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue) Bakayoko and (Juventus striker Gonzalo) Higuain? We’ve been clear with the players: the Champions League is binding.” last_img read more

4 days agoGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton return

first_imgGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton returnby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d be willing to return to parent club BrightonAndone is on a straight loan at Gala and has admitted frustration with his 12 months in England.Though he told AS: “I was misunderstood and I want to make it clear. My year there was not what I expected. I missed that they had confidence in me, I didn’t play more than two consecutive games as a starter. I don’t ask to play every game, because I’m not a megacrack, I just want continuity. “mI came to doubt myself, my abilities, if I really had a level for the Premier… There were many disappointments. It’s not that I don’t want to go back, I respect Brighton, they signed me for six years and they are worrying about me. I just want to feel like a footballer. “It all starts by recovering my best version and being happy.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Top 5 College Football Teams Fans Are Betting On To Win The National Title

first_imgCollege Football National Championship Trophy.National titleCollege football fans are likely happy with Michigan’s quick turnaround under Jim Harbaugh – simply because a good Wolverines team makes the sport more interesting. But apparently, a lot of them are actually starting to believe that UM can both reach this year’s College Football Playoff and – wait for it – win it all too.According to ESPN’s David Payne Purdum, the top five teams by number of bets to win the national title at the Las Vegas SuperBook are Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Clemson and Alabama. That’s right – the Wolverines are getting the most bets to win it all.Of course – that’s a product of both hype and odds. As of February 1, Michigan was a 12-1 bet to win it all. Alabama was tops, at 6:1.Top 5 teams to win the college football national title by number of bets @LVSuperBook: 1. Michigan 2. Ohio St 3. LSU 4. Clemson 5. Alabama— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 20, 2016Oklahoma and Baylor are the teams with the best odds that aren’t part of the list, for what it’s worth.If Michigan does win it all, Las Vegas is going to have a rough night. We’ll find out.last_img read more