Briggs inks two-year deal with Danish Superliga Club Vejle Boldklub FC

first_imgBy Rawle ToneyGUYANA’S Matthew Briggs inked a two-year deal with one of Denmark’s most successful clubs, Vejle Boldklub FC.The move will see Briggs, who up to last season, held the record for being the youngest player to ever feature in the English Premier League with Fulham FC, competing in the Danish Superliga, the top pro-league in Denmark.Briggs, 29, played for England at the U-16, U-17, U-19, U-20 and U-21 levels and made his debut for Guyana in 2015. He has since been a solid part of the Golden Jaguars’ squad.This is not the defender’s first time in Denmark, having played for the Copenhagen-based HB Køge last season.In an interview on the team’s website, Manager Jacob Krüger said he was impressed with Briggs during his stint with HB Køge.“Briggs,”, Krüger added, “has the image of a defender who has good skills with the ball and has good conditions, physically, which he has substantiated during the last few weeks’ stay in Vejle. He has been used on the left back, and here he has shown that he can also bid. Matthew is an experienced player who comes with matches at all levels in the English league system.”Guyana’s Matthew Briggs (#20) heads the ball against Gyasi Zardes (United States) during their encounter at the Allianz Field during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)“Matthew can be used both on the back and as a left midfielder, and with the approach we get more options in the back chain. With the signing of the contract, we once again add strength in the air to the squad, and then we have also found a defender with speed, which he has shown in several of the matches already, where he has excelled in the field,” Krüger said.Meanwhile, speaking exclusively with Chronicle Sport following his signing, Briggs, who also played for Watford, Millwall and Colchester United in England, called his journey to Superliga side one that came in full circle, while reasoning that “it feels so good that all my hard work has paid off.”After three seasons with Colchester, Briggs found himself down the ladder of top-flight English football, with stops at Maldon & Tiptree FC and Coggeshall Town before joining HB Køge Nordicbet LIGA in 2019, just before playing for Guyana at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.“Sometimes when you drop down the leagues in your career it’s not easy to come back up and that’s what makes it a greater feeling” and to be back playing top flight football is amazing for me and I’m going to keep working hard to stay there (at Vejle Boldklub FC),” Briggs said.last_img read more

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Syracuse fends off Connecticut pressure in overtime to tie, 1-1

first_img Published on August 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Nearly 75 minutes into regulation of Syracuse’s home opener against Connecticut, the Orange’s Alex Lamontagne rebounded her own missed shot and put it into the back of the net to break the seal. 1-0, SU.Four minutes later, UConn’s Zoe Steck turned a pass from teammate Tanya Altrui into a response that knotted the game until the end of the regulation.Two overtimes failed to find a winner on Monday night at the Syracuse Soccer Stadium, and the Orange (1-0-1) tied the Huskies (0-0-1), 1-1. It was an inching improvement for SU which, the last time it played UConn in 2015, fell 1-0.In overtime, SU’s Sydney Brackett was the only member of the Syracuse team to get a shot on goal, but her efforts were thwarted by UConn goalie Mollie Kerrigan. SU fended off a UConn onslaught. In overtime, Connecticut had six shots and three corner kicks.It mirrored regulation, when Connecticut led SU in shots (12-10) and corner kicks (4-2).  The Orange’s goalie, Courtney Brosnan, finished with nine saves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Thursday, Syracuse will travel to West Point, New York, for a 7 p.m. start against Army. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Friday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

first_imgSunday, October 13, 2013•12:36 p.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:12 p.m. Officers took a report of a family domestic dispute by a known subject(s) in the 300 block S. F, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. Mandi D. Knox, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended. Saturday, October 12, 2013•12:19 a.m. Injury accident, hit and run in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, and juvenile male, 17, Oxford.•12:19 a.m. Dillan M. Bowlby, 18, Winfield, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with reckless driving and failure to report an accident.•12:19 a.m. Juvenline male, 17, Oxford was issued a notice to appear charged with Reckless Driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.•12:19 a.m. Officers investigated reckless driving, false reporting an accident and leaving the scene of an accident in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington.•10:14 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•9:55 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•10:08 p.m. David L. Crawford, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and defective headlamps.•10:50 p.m. Officers took a report of a civil incident in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013: Friday, October 11, 2013•8:10 a.m. Cari C. Martin, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•8:49 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt of a known subject in the 800 block E. 7th, Wellington.•10:02 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of an electric meter in the 600 block E. 4th, Wellington.•2:04 p.m. Craig R. Boatright, 54, Wellington was arrested and charged with battery.•On October 7, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card of a known suspect in the 1600 block W. 16th, Wellington.•3:26 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet in the 500 block N. Washington, Wellington.•4:25 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 700 block S. Fair, Wellington.•5:23 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of medication in the 200 block N. F, Wellington.•On October 10, at 5:40 p.m. June L. Hearlson, 83, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with three dogs at large.•6:30 p.m. Officers investigated a known suspect making a false information in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•10:35 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 800 block W. Hillside by a known suspect from Wellington.last_img read more

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Spurs’ DeRozan unhappy with NBA bubble rules

first_imgThe league included a 113-page health and safety handbook as part of its restart plan later this month in Orlando. It covers a wide array of topics such as social distancing outside of games and practices to prohibiting doubles in ping-pong.MORE: Damian Lillard doubts players will follow bubble rules”The ping-pong, this is ridiculous, to be honest,” Spurs guard DeRozan said on Thursday. “Guys can’t do this, but we can do this and battle over each other? That part just don’t make no sense to me.”I got through 10 lines of the handbook and just put it down because it became so frustrating and overwhelming at times, because you just never thought you’d be in a situation of something like this. So it’s hard to process.”Ready to make the most of it. Our guys are back in the gym starting today #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/yYEBBetQit— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 2, 2020Another area of concern for DeRozan specifically is the mental well-being of the players.DeRozan has been a vocal advocate for players’ mental health and the isolated nature of the bubble could be a challenge for players from a mental standpoint.”It’s tough. You’re taking guys that have been with their families every single day for the last few months and all of a sudden, separating everybody into this one confined space and taking away a lot of the joyful things we do outside of basketball that we won’t be able to do,” the four-time All-Star said. “It’ll be something for every single player when it comes to mental health.”DeRozan is not the first player to voice his feelings over the NBA’s restart plan.MORE: Key dates, schedule and everything to know about the NBA’s restart San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan expressed his displeasure with the rules the NBA has put in place for the resumption of the season following the coronavirus-enforced break.The NBA is set to resume via a 22-team format at Orlando’s Disney World complex on July 30 after the 2019-20 campaign was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis in March. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard jokingly said on Wednesday that some players will break rules in the league’s handbook, despite warnings or restrictions.Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal said during a videoconference call that living in the bubble will be challenging for players used to having few rules on the road.San Antonio head to Orlando in 12th place in the Western Conference, four games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff spot.last_img read more

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