Aug 312017
 

I have been selling products on eBay and making money at it. I would like to upload more of our inventory to eBay but it is very time consuming to upload one at a time and then even more so to keep it updated. If I sell something on eBay but I am actually sold out, I have to cancel the order and that sometimes results in negative feedback and eBay lowers my DSR. Does that sound like you?

Aug 312017
 
Spain out to reverse recent results against Italy

MADRID: Spain must overcome their recent struggles against Italy when they host the Azzurri in a crucial World Cup qualifier here on Saturday (tomorrow), a game where the victor will take a giant step towards sealing their place in next year’s tournament in Russia. The two old rivals are locked on 16 points at the top of Group G with four games remaining, winning every game so far aside from their 1-1 draw in Turin last October, although Spain lead the group due to their superior goal difference. Victory at the Santiago Bernabeu would put the 2010 World Cup winners two further wins from guaranteeing top spot in the group and an automatic place in Russia.Defeat would likely see them finish runners up, which means being placed in the November play-offs, with France and Portugal as potential opponents. Spain enjoyed an impressive run of results against Italy between 2008 and 2014, including penalty shoot-out wins in Euro 2008 and the 2013 Confederations Cup and a resounding 4-0 thrashing in the Euro 2012 final, but have failed to win their last three meetings. Spain were overpowered by Antonio Conte’s tactics in their 2-0 defeat in the last 16 of Euro 2016, while a late Daniele de Rossi penalty denied them victory in October’s qualifier, ensuring a 1-1 draw despite long periods of Spain domination. History is on Spain’s side, however, as they have never lost a World Cup qualifier on home soil, winning 46 and drawing nine of all their qualifiers.Julen [Read More…]

Aug 312017
 
Man held over world 800m champion assault

PARIS: French police arrested a 24-year-old man Thursday in connection with an assault on French world 800 metres champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, sources close to the investigation said. Bosse, 25, said on his Facebook page he had suffered “multiple facial fractures” and “unspeakable psychological damage” following the attack by three individuals at the weekend in the southwest Gironde region of France. The athlete said the assault forced him to put an early end to his season.The attack occurred at around 4:00 am (0200 GMT) on Sunday in the car park of the casino at Gujan-Mestras, a small coastal resort town near Arcachon. Bosse had been a member of the local athletics club at Gujan-Mestras and was on vacation there. He had reportedly spent the night out with friends when he was approached by three people, posing for a photo alongside them before events turned sour.“When he was about to leave in his car, he received a slap in the face for no known reason. So he got out of his car then received a number of blows to the face from several individuals,” the police source said. —

Aug 312017
 
Ryu hopes to end major season on a high

CARY, North Carolina: Women’s world number one Ryu So-yeon is focused on her putting as she hopes to bookend her season by winning the final major of 2017 at the Evian Championship in France next month. Ryu won the opening major at the ANA Inspiration in the California desert five months ago — an event best remembered for the four-stroke penalty imposed on Lexi Thompson after a TV viewer reported the American had incorrectly replaced her ball after marking it on a green during the third round. Thompson subsequently lost a playoff to Ryu, who later rose to number one, a position she is getting used to after two months at the top.Ryu has made progress on the greens since starting to work last year with former British Open champion Ian Baker-Finch, one of the great putters of his generation, but her form is still a day-to-day proposition. She played her way into contention at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open last week, but could not close out the deal, eventually finishing equal 12th.“I couldn’t (win) because putting was not great enough,” the 27-year-old South Korean said in a teleconference on Wednesday. “Until Saturday, putting was just okay, it was like B. But the last round, my putting was not even C then. I just lost an opportunity.”Fortunately for Rye, majors more often than not reward the best ball-strikers. “I think the majors, it’s more important to not make a bogey instead of make a lot of birdies, because they set [Read More…]

Aug 312017
 
Dolgopolov hits back at match-fixing questions

NEW YORK: Alexandr Dolgopolov reacted furiously when he was questioned about suspicious betting patterns surrounding one of his matches during a fiery US Open news conference on Wednesday. The Ukrainian world number 64 suffered a shock loss to Thiago Monteiro in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open warm-up tournament on August 20.The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have confirmed they are looking into the match after concerns were raised over betting patterns but no formal investigation has been launched. Asked about the matter after beating Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the year’s final grand slam, Dolgopolov exploded.“You want my honest answer? I don’t give a f*** to be honest because it’s like a circus,” the 28-year-old said, before likening media coverage to “fairytales”. “I don’t want to even talk about it. I talked to the TIU, I respect their work, I gave all the information needed.“At the end of the day, what’s going to happen is I’m not involved in anything. That’s going to be what happens and these guys are still going to write that. For me, writing those things before there is an investigation is silly.” Dolgopolov had been the pre-match favorite against Montiero but several leading bookmakers stopped taking bets after so much money was placed on the Brazilian to win he started the match as an odds-on chance. The Ukrainian said he had no idea why such a spike in betting had occurred before he lost 6-3 6-3 to Montiero, who was ranked 114th [Read More…]