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Houston Open: Sam Burns shades out Jason Day to retain lead as Dustin Johnson looms in behind | Golf News

first_imgThe Australian quickly recovered from that, though, with birdies at the third, fifth and eighth before making more forward progress at the 12th and 16th.He looked well placed to claim the overnight lead when he hit his second shot to 15 feet at the last but an aggressive birdie putt saw him race his ball six feet past the hole and he then missed the putt back as he dropped alongside Mexican Ortiz, whose 67 included four birdies and one bogey.Austria’s Sepp Straka is fourth on seven under following a 66, one ahead of Johnson, whose round provided further evidence that he is shaking off the rust in his first tournament since the US Open. Get a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass Catch your favourite sport with a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass – one-off payment just £9.99 Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Burns, 24, who is chasing his first PGA Tour victory, made a faltering start with bogeys at the second and third but he was firmly back on track when he followed a birdie at the fourth by chipping in from 87 feet for an eagle at the par-five eighth.The American failed to build on that as he bogeyed the ninth and 11th but a strong closing stretch saw him birdie the 13th, 14th and 16th before he parred the 18th after a fine up-and-down from off the front of the green.Day, 32, whose last victory was in May 2018, started the day two behind Burns and also made an early slip when he bogeyed the second. Dustin Johnson is warming up nicely for The Masters next week after two solid rounds in Houston Dustin Johnson is warming up nicely for The Masters next week after two solid rounds in Houston

Genius Sports Media brings data-led marketing approach to all sports brands

first_img Share Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Genius Sports teams up with TNM to launch tennis series May 27, 2020 Share Submit 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Mark Locke, Genius SportsSports data, technology and content provider Genius Sports Group has revamped its ‘Genius Sports Media’ division, building upon its 10 years of digital marketing experience and live sports data expertise to deliver new innovations to a diverse range of partners across the sports and gaming sectors.Operating since 2017, Genius Sports Media has served as the audience engagement arm of Genius Sports, combining the Group’s programmatic media buying, data-driven content and customer retargeting functions.The Group said that the ‘end-to-end digital agency’ will ‘transform the way brands and publishers connect with their audiences’.Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, said: “We have been helping brands acquire customers for well over a decade and have subsequently built an understanding of how and when sports fans engage with media that simply can’t be replicated by traditional agencies”.Genius Sports said it has leveraged ’10-years of fan understanding’ to create marketing tools that help brands maximise marketing efficiencies and campaign ad-spend with highly targeted, contextual campaigns brought to life with live sports data.In an expansion of its services, Genius Sports Media has also launched a portfolio of live data-driven widgets for digital publishers to engage with new audiences providing new opportunities for clients to engage with sports content, including a sportsbook affiliate platform service.Locke added: “Using this expertise, in combination with our rapidly expanding live data portfolio, advertisers targeting sports fans can instantly connect with them in real-time to build stronger relationships that significantly increase conversion rates.“By unifying these capabilities with our new suite of publisher products, Genius Sports Media both extends and optimizes the services we can provide for brands and publishers in this highly competitive marketplace.”last_img read more

Laundry Love in limbo after car crashes into building

first_imgGlass littered the coin-operated laundromat Laundry Love, its front facade shattered by a car crashing through it early Sunday morning.Clearly, the people behind Laundry Love have work to do. What’s unclear, though, is what will happen to the business, a mainstay in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood.Manager Jackie James is most concerned about the customers.“How are they going to have clean clothes now? Because that’s what this place is all about — the helping of the needy, the poor,” she said.Every Thursday evening, Laundry Love offers two free loads of laundry and provides the laundry detergent, dryer sheets and snacks. Churches and charitable groups sponsor some nights. Upwards of 60 or so people show up to do their laundry.Nobody was around at 2:50 a.m. Sunday when a Dodge Charger spun backwards into the glass front of the building at 2101 St. Johns Blvd. About 10 minutes prior, a deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit after seeing the Charger driving recklessly on Northeast 88th Street without headlights on, said Sgt. Brent Waddell.“The pursuit was actually terminated moments before the driver lost control,” he said.The unnamed 17-year-old driver crashed into planter boxes and sheared off a telephone pole before spinning around and plowing backwards into the front of the laundromat, Waddell said. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution but was not injured in the crash.last_img read more