World Cup of Darts 2020: England, Netherlands, Wales and Belgium through to quarter-finals | Darts News

first_imgAfternoonCanada 2-0 New Zealand Whitlock and Heta were over the moon with their win against Poland Simon Whitlock averaged a neat 95.82 as ‘The Wizard’ won a high-quality contest against Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajsk 4-3, which included a timely 117 checkout. Australian teammate Damon Heta – making his World Cup debut after replacing Kyle Anderson – then eased past Krzysztof Kciuk 4-1 with a three-dart average of a cool ton. Simon Whitlock hit this stunning 117 checkout against Krzysztof Ratajski The pair recorded the first and third highest averages of the day as they moved into the quarter-finals. Wales vs Australia Watch the thrilling conclusion to the World Cup of Darts on Sunday as England, Netherlands and Wales chase the title. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Arena at midday with all four quarter-finals followed by the evening session of semi-finals and final. Which team will be crowned champions? Last Updated: 07/11/20 9:51pm Sunday’s Quarter-Finals – Order of Play Saturday’s Second Round results 0:50 Jeff Smith showed promise as Canada beat New Zealand to reach the quarter-finals 0:18 John Henderson fired in this show-stopping 121 checkout against Gerwyn Price but it wasn’t enough in the end 1:14 Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens have lost just one leg in two matches as they progressed to the quarter-finals Michael van Gerwen nailed this 112 checkout in the opening leg of the tie against Spain Debutant Jesus Noguera was next up for Spain against Noppert, and the Dutchman found himself 2-1 and 3-2 down, but last year’s World Series Finals runner-up stayed calm to send the rubber into a final leg decider.Noguera then missed six match darts to allow Noppert in to steal a cliffhanger of a match. Top seeds England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts Van Gerwen is happy with his current form and he and Danny Noppert sent the Dutch through to a showdown against Germany Four-time winners Netherlands also made it through with Michael van Gerwen and debutant Danny Noppert sending Spain home.Big-hitter Van Gerwen demonstrated his powerful scoring and eagle eye finishing to defeat Toni Alcinas 4-0. He wasted no time in getting a leg on the board with a 112 finish before breaking in the next. He quickly wrapped things up to complete a whitewash win. 2:55 Huybrechts (right) felt Belgium would have lost had they played a better team – Advertisement – England, Netherlands, Belgium and pre-tournament favourites Wales all made it through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts in Salzburg on Saturday.The team of Michael Smith and Rob Cross proved too good for Lithuania as England made it through to a showdown against hosts Austria.- Advertisement – Wales or Australia vs Netherlands or Germany Rob Cross felt he put too much pressure on himself after Michael Smith won the first rubber with ease Smith and Cross made further progress as a pair as they eased past Lithuania 2-0.Smith averaged a cool 91.09 in a calm and composed display to dismantle Darius Labanauskas 4-0, and then Rob Cross landed a stunning 10-dart leg to break the resistance of Mindaugas Barauskas before sealing a 4-2 victory for the four-time winners.“If anyone was going to be the muppet between us it would be me,” Cross gave an honest assessment of his performance, despite a relatively comfortable afternoon at the office. John Henderson fired in this show-stopping 121 checkout against Gerwyn Price but it wasn’t enough in the end ‘The Iceman’ moved 3-0 up in no time before a fine 121 from John Henderson started the fightback. However, Price landed D8 to seal a 4-2 win along with a superb 104 average.Clayton and opponent Robert Thornton both endured doubles woe in their clash. But it was the three-time major winner from Scotland who pinned D18 for a 4-2 victory and send the content all the way into pairs action for the first time in the second round. Austria are next for England after the eighth seeds of Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez defeated debutants Portugal.Rising star Jose De Sousa, who won a European Tour title last month, went down to a spirited 4-2 loss to Suljovic while Jose Marques, who competed in the 2020 Qualifying School, was unable to trouble Rodriguez, losing 4-1. Jonny Clayton praised Gerwyn Price for picking him up after his loss to Robert Thornton as Wales went on to defeat Scotland 4-0 in the deciding pairs Wales dodged some bullets, but Price’s barrage of treble hitting and some clinical finishing from Clayton ensured they made it through to the last eight with a fine 4-0 triumph, averaging 101.90. 0:17 Simon Whitlock hit this stunning 117 checkout against Krzysztof Ratajski Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens have lost just one leg in two matches as they progressed to the quarter-finals Gabriel Clemens and former World Youth Champion Max Hopp defeated John Michael and Veniamin Symeonidis 4-1 and 4-0, respectively. A brilliant 130 checkout from Clemens sealed victory for Wayne Mardle’s favourites Germany. 2:32 Whitlock and Heta were over the moon with their win against Poland Host nation Austria to face England – Advertisement – Austria (8) 2-0 Portugal Wales continued their outstanding start to their challenge to claim a first World Cup triumph with the team of Price and Jonny Clayton doing enough in the deciding doubles rubber to send defending champions Scotland out of the tournament. 1:57 Jonny Clayton praised Gerwyn Price for picking him up after his loss to Robert Thornton as Wales went on to defeat Scotland 4-0 in the deciding pairs EveningAustralia 2-0 Poland 0:16 Michael van Gerwen nailed this 112 checkout in the opening leg of the tie against Spain Netherlands vs Germany Top seeds England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts
Top seeds England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Darts

Požega-Slavonia County received 23 new bicycle guides

first_imgThe Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County has implemented the first of a total of three parts of the cyclotourism development project in Požega-Slavonia County.In the first phase, training for bicycle guides was held by the development agency from Pazin IRTA doo, after which Požega-Slavonia County received a new 23 for bicycle guides. Each of the participants received a certificate from the Croatian Cycling Federation that they can lead groups of cyclists in our county and beyond.The other two parts of the project according to the Operational Plan for Cyclotourism Development of Požega-Slavonia County are in the final phase: Development of a bicycle map of Požega-Slavonia County and “Inclusion of cycling routes and tourist content of Požega-Slavonia County in the project Croatia bike routes” which should be completed until the end of 2018, they point out from the Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County.The operational plan for the development of cycling tourism in Požega-Slavonia County, as well as all bike trails and the offer can be viewed hereEven if the whole cycling tourism story were developed in synergy at the level of the entire destination Slavonia, it would be a strategic development. This way we have 5 counties and 5 different tourism products, as well as cycling stories. This, as well as many other trainings, were to be held at the level of the entire region of Slavonia. This is more so in the case of cycling tourism, where the average and recreational cyclist travels 30 kilometers by bicycle and in one day travels from one county to another by bicycle.This is another practical proof of how the whole of Slavonia should be developed and branded through one brand – Slavonia.last_img read more

Trojans get set for Western Michigan as opener looms

first_imgBrian Chin | Daily TrojanThe Trojans have been fine-tuning in order to stay sharp against Western Michigan for the game on Saturday. With the clock winding down on time, head coach Clay Helton emphasized defensive readiness to prevent the Trojans from falling behind the tempo of the Broncos.Locking In Third DownIn order to stall Western Michigan’s fast-paced offense, the Trojans practiced situationally, looking to get their opponents off the field as soon as possible.“We’re really reemphasizing our third downs, which I think are going to be critical, especially defensively,” Helton said. “Looking at tape, obviously this is a team that can be a no-huddle team … being able to get off the field defensively where those plays don’t climb up.”The defense set up at the 50-yard line and worked on third down situations with varying yardage. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold took shots down the field and threw short passes to keep the defense guessing. Special Teams Special teams had ample opportunity to work on defending punt returns in order to better defend Western Michigan wideout Darius Phillips on Saturday. “Continue watching tapes, [and] you see how dangerous Darius Phillips is and why he was the Special Teams Player of the Year last year,” Helton said. “He is not only one that can make you miss, but if he gets behind coverage, he’s gone.”In order to be ready, USC spent a portion of practice kicking the ball to both hashes and attempting to run it back through heavy coverage.Well-Oiled OffenseIn order to get in the right mindset, the team worked on dealing with pressure in the pocket. Darnold spent time working on quick releases backed up within the 10-yard line, forcing him to think on his feet and improvise when necessary. The offense also worked on tightening up its short passes on different down and yardage situations. Darnold dumped the ball off through well-timed short distance passes, keeping the defense on its toes. The running backs also had an opportunity to make plays by creating space in the coverage.Smith suspension confirmedDue to his targeting ejection in the second half of the Penn State game, junior linebacker Cameron Smith will be suspended for the first half of Saturday’s opener.“By rule he’s allowed to be a part of pre-game warm up,” Helton said. “After we go in, he’s not allowed to come out until the second half.”As a result, the bench will have to step up and fill the position. Helton feels confident that the Trojans will be able to hold their own despite Smith’s absence. “Obviously, [sophomore] Jordan [Iosefa] will play Mike linebacker, and [redshirt sophomore] John [Houston Jr.] will be the Will linebacker for that first half,” Helton said. “We’ll have [freshman] Levi [Jones] ready if needed, along with [redshirt junior] Grant Moore.”Smith was upset by the decision, but he ultimately feels his teammates are prepared enough to hold the position until he can return.“I’ll probably pace around a little bit [and] stress out,” Smith said. “Hopefully, someone will be there to calm me down.”Injury UpdateSenior right guard Viane Talamaivao played a full practice on Wednesday. According to Helton, he is in good shape for Saturday’s game.last_img read more

Tottenham bid for Bale scuppered over former star’s £600k-a-week wages

first_imgBale left Spurs in the summer of 2013 for a then-world record £85million fee – months after Mourinho left the Bernabeu for Chelsea.He still has a contract in the Spanish capital until the summer 2022.In the summer, the 30-year-old was close to completing a sensational move to CHINA – but the plug was pulled by the Real Madrid board.Gareth Bale ‘in contact’ with Mourinho over shock return to Tottenham which could see Eriksen transfer to Real Madrid MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids TOTTENHAM are not close to sealing a sensational return for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, SunSport understands.Jose Mourinho’s side have been linked with a high-profile move for the Welshman before tonight’s transfer deadline.1 Gareth Bale’s wage demands remain the biggest issueCredit: Getty – ContributorReports suggest the two clubs have held talks with Bale still on the fringes of Zinedine Zidane’s first team.The Times write how chairman Daniel Levy has travelled to Madrid for talks with club president Florentino Perez.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamBut Bale would need to agree to take a huge pay cut as he currently pockets a staggering £600,000-a-week wage.Spurs already have a strict wage structure and a deal to sign Bale would completely smash their salary policy.Any deal is likely to be on loan with a view to a permanent move but Bale’s wage demands just add to the complications of the deal.Zidane was quizzed on the possibility of letting Bale leave today but insisted he is not “contemplating him leaving”.The Frenchman said: “Gareth is here with us and I am counting on him. I am not contemplating this possibility.”last_img read more

Barry keen to keep learning under Martinez after sealing Everton switch

first_imgEverton midfielder Gareth Barry says he joined the club to continue learning under Roberto Martinez.Barry spent last season on loan at Goodison under the Spanish boss and has now penned a permanent three-year deal after what he describes as one of the best campaigns of his career.Martinez is already receiving plaudits for nurturing the talents of young players like John Stones and Ross Barkley but ex-Manchester City man Barry reveals he still teaches the senior stars, like himself, new things every day.“I’m delighted to have everything signed and I’m looking forward to spending a few years at Everton,” he told the club website.“All the time you’re on loan it’s never the same as being signed but I was settled last year, despite it being a loan, now it’s confirmed I am an official Everton player it feels really good.“It was brilliant working with the manager last year, I can still learn so much from him. There’s a great set of players and the fans were fantastic last season.“The training ground, Goodison, the history of Everton, there are a lot of good things I can say about the club.” 1 Gareth Barry in action for Everton last_img read more