ASUNCION, (Reuters) – Former Brazilian international Ronaldinho Gaucho was ordered to remain in jail in Paraguay yesterday after a judge ruled him a flight risk. The ex-Barcelona forward was arrested on Friday for attempting to enter Paraguay with a false passport two days earlier and spent Friday night in a police cell along with his brother and business manager Roberto Assis.The pair asked to be released into house arrest but that was rejected by the judge, who also dismissed Assis’s claims to have a heart problem because he showed no proof.Judge Clara Ruiz Diaz said their alleged offence was a “serious one against the interests of the Paraguayan state”. Because the pair posed a flight risk they must remain in custody, she added.Under Paraguayan law, officials now have six months to complete their investigation but Ronaldinho’s lawyers, who called the decision “incredible,” are expected to present an appeal in the coming days.“He (Ronaldinho) doesn’t understand what’s going on,” Tarek Tuma told reporters. Yesterday’s courtroom drama came after an astonishing four days that began on Wednesday when the duo attempted to enter Paraguay with doctored passports.They were detained but a prosecutor who believed they were tricked into taking the fake documents recommended they be released after receiving an alternative punishment such as paying a fine to charity.A judge, though, rejected that idea late on Friday and shortly afterwards the pair was arrested. A police official told local media the pair had been placed in a cell with one other inmate. They were given soap, cushions and repellent to protect against mosquitoes.Although workers at the facility took selfies with the famous detainee, officials said the Brazilians did not receive any preferential treatment.Paraguayan television showed the two men arriving in court in handcuffs at around noon local time yesterday. The brothers were invited to Paraguay by a local casino owner and had arrived on Wednesday to take part in a soccer clinic for children and a book launch.Although he last played professionally in 2015, Ronaldinho, who also represented Brazilian clubs Atletico Mineiro, Flamengo and Fluminense, is still hugely popular with global football fans for his skills and showmanship.The 39-year-old was named FIFA world player of the year in 2004 and 2005 and won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and the Champions League with Barcelona in 2006.
RAYAD Emrit is keeping focus during the Covid19 break as he returned to the lower tier of national cricket after two decades to propel Police Cricket Club to the highest level locally. Speaking of the untimely absence from cricket because of Covid19, Emrit said, “It is affecting me because I don’t think that I have ever been in a situation where I’m not able to be outdoors and practice my skills every day. It can be a blessing in disguise because I can definitely focus on getting stronger and I am doing a lot of riding at the moment.”Commenting on his experiences thus far in the season, he said: “It has been a bit of a challenge moving from the top tier to zone cricket. We need to bring our cricket to a better standard at the zonal stage so our cricket can improve to an even higher level at the top. The Police Service has taken the initiative to bring a lot of guys in to carry their cricket to the next level, hopefully, we can do that this year.”When asked if playing in the lower leagues will affect his cricket, he said, “I hope it doesn’t, I have done things differently this year by taking my sessions seriously instead of just going through the motions.” The Police skipper added, “We are trying our best to raise the standard at Police to bring it to a professional level. We have changed a lot of things such as punctuality, arriving at games earlier and more intense training sessions. This is important to create better cricketers at the club level so when they reach national level it wouldn’t be a surprise for them. We have been getting great support from the management team and hopefully that can carry on so when we can win the league and move on to the next level.The ageless all-rounder continued, “The Police Service has taken the initiative and hopefully other organisations can follow. Even at the national level without the senior players they will struggle. Yes, they want the youngsters to be involved but it makes no sense playing with only junior players.”The talisman has previously played in the CPL for the Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors and is poised to play a key leadership role with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in this year’s edition. Emrit also skippered the Winnipeg Hawks to the title last year in the Global T20, Canada. Responding to any claims of ending his career any time soon, he said, “I have a lot of cricket still to play; CPL is coming up and other leagues too. I definitely want to have a very good CPL this season and if Canada comes off. Being the leader of the team, I want to set the example in both scoring runs and taking wickets.” (Reprinted from Trinidad Newsday)
LONDON (Reuters) – A superb solo goal by Christian Pulisic and a second-half Willian penalty earned Chelsea a 2-1 home win over Manchester City, a result that handed Liverpool the Premier League title, their first league championship triumph in 30 years. The result failed to tell the story of a fast and incident-filled encounter where City dominated, claiming 65% possession but needed an exquisite free kick from former Chelsea player Kevin De Bruyne to get on the scoresheet.Chelsea had to defend but took their chances to move five points ahead of Manchester United in the battle for fourth place and a coveted Champions League spot.The ever-energetic Pulisic, who was rewarded with a start by boss Frank Lampard after coming on as substitute to score against Aston Villa on Sunday, exploited a mix-up between Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Guendogan after a City set piece. The American ran from the halfway line before confidently slotting the ball past Ederson to open the scoring in the 36th minute.De Bruyne put City level with his free kick that rose over the wall and dipped into the net 10 minutes into the second half.City, sporting their dayglow yellow and orange away kit, were all over the London side at the start of the second half, as if looking to wear them down on a warm evening. There were chances for Raheem Sterling who hit the post when free on goal and sent another ball just wide. Mendy, De Bruyne and substitute David Silva were also constant threats down the wings.It was during a rare foray into the City area that Chelsea earned quick chances for Pulisic and substitute Tammy Abraham before Fernandinho performed a volleyball-like slap off the line and VAR confirmed the penalty.Fernandinho was sent off and Willian calmly scored from the spot in the 78th minute. The result leaves City on 63 points with Liverpool on an unassailable 86.The COVID-19 pandemic meant Liverpool had to wait three months longer for their first top-flight title since 1990, when they won under manager Kenny Dalglish before the inception of the Premier League.Last season Manchester City pipped them to the title by one point and coach Pep Guardiola was quick to praise the new champions. “Well deserved. They (Liverpool) have played an incredible season,” the Spaniard told the BBC.“Two seasons ago we were 100 points and they finished more than 25 points behind. Last season they didn’t recover the distance and this season they went the distance.“We have to learn from this season and improve for the next one.”
Submit Share Greek leisure approval sees OPAP return to full capacity June 8, 2020 Greek retail closures rock OPAP Q1 performance June 11, 2020 OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles The Greek Syriza government are reported to want to introduce a new licensing regime for online gambling operators, in a bid to restructure the country’s failed industry framework.Last week Greek Deputy Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis informed the Hellenic Parliament that Syriza would proceed with reforming Greece’s licensing regime aiming to offer new licenses to international gambling operators seeking to enter the market.Alexiadis had detailed that the current regime had been a complete failure, which had contributed a paltry €60,000 in the last three year to state coffers.Looking to completely reform its licensing regime and form satisfactory market conditions, Syriza stated that its intentions were to “forge a conclusive regulatory landscape for online gaming”.Syriza estimates that a new effective online gambling framework could generate up to €500 million in much needed tax revenues for Greece.In 2015, the restructuring of Greece’s gambling framework had been noted as one of seven planned reforms by Syriza during the National Election campaign.At the time, Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis had detailed that new issued licenses would be valued at approximately €3 million.Tax rates would remain the same for online gambling operators, however those licensed would have to serve the Greek betting consumers with approved payment systems controlled by the Greek Central Bank.
Submit Share Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Related Articles Shimon Akad – Playtech COOEuropean igaming operator Mr Green & Co has announced that it is due to go live with Playtech’s Open Platform (POP), as the firm looks to expand its business and player intelligence capabilities.Joining the Playtech POP platform Mr Green will gain enhanced player reporting and bonusing capabilities allowing for deeper operational insight.Furthermore, the integration of Mr Green with the POP Platform will see the operator gain access to more than 600 premium branded Playtech games, as well as extended access to leading titles from 20 third party content suppliers including IGT, Scientific Games and Inspired Gaming.Mr Green & Co governance detailed that it expects the integration to be completed in the coming weeks. Mr Green will join existing Playtech tier 1 clients Gala Coral, bet365 and Ladbrokes as a POP customer.Playtech COO Shimon Akad welcomed Mr Green to the POP platform commenting“We’re delighted Mr Green is joining the industry’s most dynamic and accessible Open Platform. They are a rapidly growing casino brand and will benefit greatly from having access to our vast, best-performing content portfolio. We have big plans for the platform and our content in 2016 in line with our omnichannel approach and across expanding markets such as Scandinavia,”Bo Wänghammar, CEO, Mr Green commented on the Playtech agreement “Mr Green has a pronounced focus on large and regulated markets. Playtech has a very strong presence in the UK. Mr Green and Playtech is a great match and this collaboration will set Playtech games in the environment of Mr Green’s award-winning casino experience”.
Share Poker softwareMicrogaming Poker networkPlaytech In-play betting softwareSBTech Innovation in slot provisionNetEnt CategoryWinner Sports data providerBetradar Skill games supplierGamevy Virtual sports supplierInspired Gaming Group Marketing and PR providerSquare in the Air Share Corporate services providerKPMG Isle of Man & Gibraltar Innovation in mobileNetEnt Recruiter of the yearEyeSpy Recruitment Bingo supplierBede Gaming Live casino supplierEvolution Gaming Related Articles RNG casino supplierNetEnt White label partnerEveryMatrix Services rising starFresh8 Gaming Social & freeplay gaming supplierFlowPlay Innovation in payments solutionsSecure Trading Affiliate softwareIncome Access Data analytics partnerHARMAN Connected Services Mobile supplierRealistic Games IT supplierArdenta SBTech picked up Best In-Play Betting SoftwareHosted at the Pavilion at the Tower of London on Wednesday 1st June, the 2016 EGR B2B Awards celebrated the best in industry services, recognising a total of 38 disciplines critical to online gambling’s day-to-day operations.Rewarding service categories for software, platform provisions, payment processing, IT development, data analytics, marketing and operational services the seventh EGR B2B Awards details the make-up of online gambling’s diverse and complex value chain.For tech-based categories, NYX Gaming took the honour of ‘Platform of the Year’, with the awards night holding further highlights for the Canadian firm as its recently acquired firm OpenBet would win ‘Sports Betting Supplier’.NYX Gaming Group CEO Matt Davey commented: “The NYX Gaming Group acquisition of OpenBet was designed to ensure that our customers have access to the very best platforms and content across all verticals, and to be acknowledged in this way by the industry is confirmation that we are doing exactly that. We are committed to investing further in our content and technology to ensure we continue to deliver new and exciting opportunities for our customers.”OpenBet CEO Jeremy Thompson-Hill added: “OpenBet has long established itself as the leading supplier of sports betting and platform solutions and there is no higher praise than to be recognised as such by our peers. We are already seeing the huge benefits which come from being part of the NYX family and we look forward to continue building upon this success.”The B2B night would see familiar faces win as Playtech would retain its ‘Multi-Channel Supplier’, with EveryMatrix retaining its ‘White Label Partner’ award.Ebbe Groes, CEO of EveryMatrix, said: “This major award comes as a recognition of our company’s efforts to create better solutions for the iGaming industry and our constant work to support our clients with high-quality products necessary for building successful gaming websites.”SBTech took home the award for best In-Play Betting Software. CEO Richard Carter commented: “Over the past 12 months we have acquired numerous major operators, powering some of the most successful online gaming brands.“The in-play betting element is the icing on the cake of our Sportsbook offering. We are delighted to be recognised as the best supplier of Sportsbetting software and services to the global online gaming market.”The awards night would see a first time winner in Swedish games content developer Yggdrasil Gaming which won the accolade of best ‘Slot Provider’.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “Winning Software Rising Star at last year’s EGR B2B Awards was absolutely fantastic and we could only dream that a year on we would be voted Slot Provider of the Year. This really is a huge award for us to win – you just have to look at the other nominees to see what an important category it is.“I’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make this possible. We’ve got an absolutely brilliant team and this award will only spur us on to work even harder to create the very best products for our customers.”Operational services’ recognition would see BetConstruct win the industry’s ‘Best Customer Service’ award, with SafeCharge taking home top payments honours for ‘Payments Company’ and ‘Fraud & Compliance’.BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian remarked: “This award, which we are receiving second year in a row, simply shows that for BetConstruct customer service is not what we do but who we are.“BetConstruct team excels year after year in its compassionate, relentless and unending effort to give our partners more than they are expecting. By doing this we show our appreciation for their hard work. My colleagues and I are deeply humbled and encouraged by this significant recognition from our industry.”Highlighting data competencies, top awards would be awarded to Betradar for best ‘Sport Data Provider’and HARMAN Connected Services for industry ‘Data Analytics’.Marketing disciplines would see Irish start-up Element Wave win ‘Acquisition & Retention Partner’ with Income Access retaining its title of best ‘Affiliate Software’.EGR B2B Awards Winners 2016 Innovation in RNG casino softwareQuickspin Submit Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Innovation in sports betting softwareColossus Bets VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Best customer serviceBetConstruct Slot providerYggdrasil Gaming Online lottery supplierIGT Live streaming supplierPerform Group StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Datacentre of the yearContinent 8 Technologies Payments companySafeCharge Multi-channel supplierPlaytech Fraud and compliance solutionSafeCharge Mobile gaming softwarePlaytech Acquisition & retention partnerElement Wave Software rising starLOTTOTECH Mobile services providerElement Wave Sports betting supplierOpenBet Platform of the yearNYX Gaming Group (Open Gaming System)
Share Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Mads Eg Gensmann – Parvus Asset ManagementLondon hedge fund Parvus Asset Management (Parvus) has publicly stated that it will not back the merger of William Hill and Amaya Inc, declaring that it sees ‘little strategic logic’ in the £5 billion ‘all-stock merger of equals’.Led by Danish financier Mads Eg Gensmann, Parvus is reported to be William Hill Plc’s largest investor owning approximately 14.3% of company shares.Detailing Parvus concerns regarding the potential William Hill – Amaya merger (first announced 7 October) Gensmann stated that the deal would “destroy shareholder value”.Both William Hill and Amaya governances have entered initial merger talks, with their boards assessing whether any deal can be pushed to investors. Updating stakeholders, William Hill’s board declared that an evaluation was needed as it sees co-synergies and product diversification with Toronto TSX-listed Amaya.As William Hill’s largest investor, Parvus and Gensmann are reported to prefer an outright sale of the operator over any merger. Issuing a letter to William Hill’s board on Thursday Gensmann stated “We strongly encourage that the board and management stop wasting valuable time and shareholder resources pursuing this value-destroying deal.“Instead, the board and management must focus on maximising value for William Hill owners, rather than Amaya shareholders, by considering all alternative options available, including a sale of William Hill.”The hedge fund further argues that it sees little logic in William Hill governance evaluating a deal that offers less shareholder value (300p per share) than August’s proposed Rank-888 takeover (392 per share).Gensmann further notes that a merger would see William Hill burdened by an increased net-debt of £2.8 billion, with governance having previously rejected Rank-888 tie-up stating key concerns regarding £2 billion debt levels.Responding to Gensmann’s criticism of the merger, Amaya governance states that Parvus had been inaccurate in its assessment of the deal, stating concerns can be “can be dispelled through reading Amaya’s public filings, which will attest to the high-quality, consistent profitability and solid growth prospects of our business.” StumbleUpon EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market June 8, 2020 Share Submit Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting June 23, 2020 Related Articles
(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)The Orioles couldn’t have asked for a better weekend in Arlington.A three-game sweep in which they outplayed the Texas Rangers in every facet of the game lifted the Orioles to a season-best 13 games above .500 and seven victories in their last eight games.Watching Ron Washington’s club repeatedly kick the ball around the field and run itself out of innings provided a new appreciation of how fundamentally sound the Orioles have been throughout the 2013 season. Three quality outings from Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, and Chris Tillman reminded how the top three-fifths of the Baltimore rotation can compete with just about anyone in the American League.But as the dust cleared and the Orioles landed in Kansas City to begin a four-game series on Monday night, a look at the AL East standings showed just how difficult the final two months of the season will be.Possibly their most impressive series of the season moved the Orioles only one game closer in their chase of the division-leading Red Sox after Boston took two of three from the Yankees at Fenway Park. And Baltimore moved no closer to the white-hot Tampa Bay Rays, who swept the Blue Jays in Toronto to give them 13 wins in their last 14 contests as the hottest team in baseball.Those realities aren’t meant to bring fans down from their weekend high, but they offer a snapshot of how incredibly small the margin for error will be over the final 63 games of the regular season in the Orioles’ bid to advance to the postseason for the second straight year. Of those remaining games, 35 will come against teams with winning marks and only 28 against clubs sporting records below the .500 mark entering Monday’s action.The old adage of needing to beat the clubs you’re supposed to beat while holding your own against top competition might not be enough to prevail in a division that sports four teams with winning records in the final week of July. Even the underachieving Blue Jays have been a thorn in the Orioles’ side this year, winning seven of the 13 games the clubs have played this season.The Orioles are a remarkable 33-22 against teams currently owning a winning record while going just 23-21 against clubs who sit below .500 on July 22. Of course, that deviates from the aforementioned mantra for success and speaks well for the Orioles’ ability to rise to the challenge of playing the top teams this season, evident by their combined 9-4 record against Texas and Detroit, the two teams who’ve won the last three AL pennants.But the Orioles do need to take better advantage of their opportunities against sub-.500 clubs down the stretch and that will start with the Royals in Kansas City this week. To say they need to at least take three out of four would be an overstatement — Tampa Bay and Boston face off in a four-game set of their own beginning Monday — but anything less just makes the climb that much taller in September. With the season-long performance of the Red Sox and the play of the Rays over the last month, there is no time for a breather or to go into cruise control against the lesser competitors in the league.The eyeball test suggests the Orioles are a better team than the 93-69 outfit from a year ago as they certainly hit better and play better defense than the 2012 club. Their starting pitching appears to be coming together in a similar manner to the way it did in the second half last year, which will help a bullpen that hasn’t been as dominating starting with closer Jim Johnson and his six blown saves.But the division is better than it was a year ago from top to bottom and Buck Showalter’s club hasn’t been as fortunate, going just 13-14 in one-run games after last year’s historic 29-9 mark. That was to be expected and shouldn’t be misconstrued as a knock on what the Orioles have accomplished this year, but there is no consolation or handicap for the smaller amount of good fortune, either.An impressive three-game sweep over the Rangers was the perfect way to start the proverbial second half for the Orioles, but the weekend showed how steep the climb will be to win their first division title since 1997. The Orioles will have their opportunities against Boston and Tampa Bay — they have 12 games remaining with the Red Sox and seven with the Rays — and those clubs will experience slow spells at some point, but the challenge will be to capitalize while minimizing their own pitfalls in the process.As well as the Orioles have played entering their 100th game of the season Monday night, they haven’t been quite good enough in the AL East. The standings say as much, though they would be the second wild card if the season ended today, putting them in the unenviable position of being the road team in a one-game playoff like they were last year.But the Orioles are fully within striking distance, meaning it’s time to steamroll the clubs who don’t own such a luxury.Because they’re not going to be able to count on very much help in their quest.
The Orioles did not bring home any American League Gold Glove Awards for the first time since 2010.Two-time Gold Glove third baseman Manny Machado and first baseman Chris Davis were both named finalists at their respective positions but lost out on Tuesday night. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre won for the fifth time in his brilliant career while Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland received the fielding honor for the first time.Machado committed only seven errors at third base compared to Beltre’s 10, but the latter led AL third baseman with 15 defensive runs saved to Machado’s 13 at the hot corner. Davis led AL first basemen with eight defensive runs saved to Moreland’s seven, but the latter committed just two errors while the Baltimore first baseman made 10 this season.The Gold Glove winners are voted on by managers and coaches who aren’t allowed to choose their own players. This accounts for 75 percent while the SABR Defensive Index — used to help decide the winners since 2013 — composes the other 25 percent of the decision.Beltre and Moreland both led the SBI at their respective positions in the AL while Machado was third among third basemen and Davis was second at first base.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — On the same day the Ravens welcomed standout defensive tackle Brandon Williams back to practice, six offensive players were absent with both starting wide receivers also less than 100 percent during Wednesday’s workout.It’s the latest concern for an already-floundering offense with a challenging trip to Minnesota looming against the NFL’s fifth-ranked defense on Sunday.In addition to the continued absences of right guard Matt Skura (knee) and running back Terrance West (calf), the Ravens were without left tackle Ronnie Stanley (mouth), tight ends Benjamin Watson (knee) and Maxx Williams (ankle), and wide receiver Breshad Perriman (concussion) as preparations continued for the Week 7 meeting with the Vikings. Making matters worse, wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Mike Wallace (back) were also limited.Maclin was sporting a red non-contact jersey during the session and missed last Sunday’s loss to Chicago despite practicing on a limited basis all last week. It remains unclear whether the veteran wideout will play this weekend.“You just trust the doctors,” said Maclin, who wouldn’t reveal how close he came to playing against the Bears after going through a pre-game workout. “When they sit up there and they think that it’s probably not best for you to play, that’s kind of what you go with. Clearly anytime you’re dealing with any type of injury and you’re off of it, it definitely helps with the recovery process.”The good news was that Williams (foot) and fellow defensive tackle Carl Davis (hamstring) participated fully in Wednesday’s session. Rookie cornerback Jaylen Hill (hamstring) was also a full participant after missing his sixth straight game Sunday.Cornerback Jimmy Smith was held out of practice, but that wasn’t surprising as the Ravens continue to provide him rest for his Achilles tendinitis. The veteran defensive back played 69 of 80 defensive snaps against the Bears, his biggest workload in several weeks.“I want to be in the game,” said Smith, who anticipated a heavy workload in Week 6. “I don’t want to be sitting on the sideline for anything.”Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley practiced in a red non-contact vest during the portion of practice open to media, but he did not appear on the injury report.The Ravens designated second-year cornerback Maurice Canady to return to practice 2 1/2 months after he underwent knee surgery early in training camp. Canady will now begin a 21-day practice window and could be activated for the Week 9 contest at Tennessee at the earliest.Baltimore still has one more designation to return from injured reserve as the NFL now allows teams to bring back two players from IR after a minimum eight-week period. That second designation is expected to be running back Danny Woodhead, who suffered a long-term hamstring injury in the season opener and was placed on IR a few days later.The Vikings are also dealing with a number of injuries to key players as standout wide receiver and University of Maryland product Stefon Diggs (groin), linebacker Anthony Barr (concussion/ankle), left guard Nick Easton (calf) and quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer was noncommittal about Diggs’ status for Sunday, saying only that he is “getting better” after missing last week’s contest against Green Bay.Below is Wednesday’s full injury report:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Breshad Perriman (concussion), G Matt Skura (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (achilles), OT Ronnie Stanley (mouth), TE Benjamin Watson (knee), RB Terrance West (calf), TE Maxx Williams (ankle), LB Tim Williams (thigh)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DB Anthony Levine (thigh), WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), WR Mike Wallace (back)FULL PARTICIPATION: DT Carl Davis (thigh), CB Jaylen Hill (thigh), DT Brandon Williams (foot)MINNESOTADID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Anthony Barr (concussion/ankle), QB Sam Bradford (knee), WR Stefon Diggs (groin), G Nick Easton (calf), WR Michael Floyd (hamstring)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Mackensie Alexander (hip), CB Xavier Rhodes (shoulder), S Andrew Sendejo (groin)FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Emmanuel Lamur (ribs), RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle)