Australia players, board edge closer to pay deal

first_imgMELBOURNE Australia (Reuters) – Cricket Australia is on the verge of agreeing a new pay deal with the players’ union, ending a long impasse and avoiding the need for arbitration.A Cricket Australia spokesman said yesterday that negotiations had advanced to the “final details” after days of lengthy talks with the Australian Cricketers’ Association.News Ltd media on Tuesday declared a “peace deal brokered” and the “Ashes saved”, a reference to the upcoming Test series against England.But talks continued to grind on into yesterday.Australia’s top 230 players have effectively been unemployed since the last five-year agreement expired on June 30 and an ‘A’ tour of South Africa has already fallen victim to the lockout.Australia captain Steve Smith told Fox Sports TV on Tuesday he was confident of a deal being brokered, but confirmed players would not travel to Bangladesh for a two-Test tour starting this month until the dispute was resolved.CA chief executive James Sutherland had proposed taking the matter to binding arbitration if a deal was not struck by early this week.last_img read more

Mark Spincer named ARC racing division MD

first_img Submit Share ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown April 15, 2020 ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Arena Racing Company (ARC) has strengthened its leadership team after confirming that Mark Spincer will take up the position of Managing Director of the company’s Racing Division.Under his new role, which is effective immediately, Spincer will take responsibility for ARC’s sixteen racecourse sites and four greyhound stadia.Mark Spincer commented on his new role: “We have tremendous teams working across our sites, and as such, I am very much looking forward to taking on this new role. Delivering fantastic events and excellent customer experiences have been at the heart of my career at ARC and will very much continue to be the focus moving forward”.Prior to the new appointment, Spincer has worked with ARC for over 12 years, having previously held the position of Executive Director of both Newcastle and Doncaster Racecourses. Latterly, he has been ARC Group Operations Director since 2015.Martin Cruddace, ARC Chief Executive,added: “We are very pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark Spincer as Managing Director of ARC’s Racing Division, given his considerable experience and expertise.“He has done an excellent job as Group Operations Director, with day to day management of our various sites, but we believe that this new role will be a significant benefit in building the business over the coming years.” ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020last_img read more

Friday May 29th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — Todd Ciochetto is leaving the NIACC women’s basketball program to be the head coach at Seward County Community College in Liberal Kansas. Ciochetto has spent nine years at NIACC, the first three being an assistant coach with the last six seasons being the program’s head coach. He’s accumulated a 153-46 record, winning three Region XI titles, including this past season’s team that was 32-1 and was the top seed in the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Ciochetto was named the Division II National Coach of the Year both by the NJCAA and World Exposure Report. Ciochetto takes over a Division I junior college program that has been to the national tournament five out of the last six years and won the national championship in 2002. THIS WEEKEND:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, — 2013 Class 3A state baseball championship — Clear Lake vs. Assumption of Davenport — 7:00 PM Friday nightAM-1300 KGLO —- 2015 Capital One Bowl — Iowa vs. LSU — 1:00 PM Saturday afternoon IOWA CITY — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta still hopes Kinnick Stadium is full for the Hawkeyes’ season opener. Barta says they have looked at several different seating plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 1Barta says more than 36-thousand season tickets have already been sold and says attendance may depend on how confident fans are that they will be safe.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 2Barta says guidelines may change between now and the start of the season.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 3Barta says as things begin to open up he is feeling better about what the football season might look like.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Gbmay – 4Iowa is scheduled to host Northern Iowa in the season opener on September 5th. QUAD CITIES — The John Deere Classic near the Quad Cities has been cancelled due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the PGA Tournament’s effort to raise money for local charities is continuing. Last year “Birdies for Charity” raised a record of 13-point-82 million dollars.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Jdccharity – 1That’s tournament director Clair Peterson who says as of now the charity program is being handled online.KGLO News · 5 – 29 – Jdccharity – 2The John Deere Classic was scheduled for July 9th through the 12th. IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences have announced the matchups for their women’s basketball challenge for the 2020-21 season, with Iowa State set to host South Carolina on December 6, 2020.“South Carolina coming to Hilton Coliseum will give our fans a chance to see the team that ended last season No.1 in the nation and will be there to start this season,” head coach Bill Fennelly said. “This adds another major test to what will be one of the toughest schedules we have ever faced.”The Gamecocks ended the 2019-20 season as the nation’s No. 1 team with a 32-1 overall record, with the Cyclones ending the season with a win over No. 2 Baylor on Senior Day.Every team from the Big 12 will participate, while 10 teams from the SEC will take part. The format features five home games on campus sites for each conference per year.The inaugural challenge was held in 2014. The 10-team format began in 2016. Last season, the Big 12 Conference won the Challenge 8-2 in the most lopsided in the series history. Iowa State claimed a win over Alabama on the road in 2019.last_img read more