20Sep/20

Pearson asked for observations

first_img He refused to apologise to the fan despite calls from the Leicester City Supporters Club to say sorry after a video emerged of the argument. Pearson said on Friday: “I have had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen and there won’t be any apology. Let’s put it like this, it’s best if we don’t speak about what happened on either side, I’m not going to repeat what happened here. “I am very keen to protect my players and myself and I’m more than happy to stick up for myself in that situation and, more importantly protect my players, that’s the root cause of the problem. “If people were offended by what happened in some ways that is regrettable but there’s no need for me to apologise to someone of that ilk.” The Foxes are on a 10-game winless streak and lost 2-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday to sit bottom of the Barclays Premier League. The Football Association has contacted Leicester boss Nigel Pearson to ask for his observations following his row with a fan. Press Associationcenter_img The Foxes boss was involved in a heated exchange with a supporter during Leicester’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last week. It is a routine move from the FA and Pearson has until 6pm on Wednesday to come back with his observations for the governing body to look at. last_img read more

20Sep/20

FBI offers $10K reward in case of missing mother Leila Cavett

first_imgIt has now been nearly one month since 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett of Georgia has gone missing in Broward County.The FBI has stepped in to investigate the strange case and they are now offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information relating to Cavett’s whereabouts.Cavett’s 2-year-old son was found wandering alone barefoot in an apartment complex in Miramar.An arrest was made Sunday in the case of 21-year-old mother Leila Cavett of Georgia, who vanished in Broward County around July 25.However, the missing mother has still not been located.On top of offering a reward, the FBI released a new video showing Cavett’s movements at a RaceTrac gas station in Hollywood, Fla., on the afternoon of July 25.“The FBI is actively seeking information relating to the whereabouts of Leila Cavett,” said George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami. “We are still relentlessly investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, may be important to finding Leila. We thank those who have already provided information and urge other members of our community to come forward.”The public should call FBI Miami at 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to fbi.gov/tips if they have any information on the whereabouts of the missing mother.last_img read more

20Sep/20

Roland-Garros tennis club to come to Wuhan in 2019

first_imgWuhan OpenWuhan: French Consulate General here has confirmed Roland-Garros Tennis Club will open in this city next year.The French Tennis Association will actively assist establishing the club as well as helping in tournament planning, organization and management, the French Consulate General said on Wednesday. China Electric Construction Real Estate Group Co. Ltd and the Wuhan Huangpi District Government will complete the contract with the French Tennis Association on September 30.The club is expected to hold a series of tournaments in the 2019-2020 season in a bid to attract more Chinese teenagers to participate in tennis and enjoy the charm of the clay surface that will be installed at the club. IANSlast_img read more

18Sep/20

Update on the latest sports

first_img May 24, 2020 In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The president of the Spanish soccer league says its schedule could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby (DAHR’-bee) between Sevilla and Real Betis. The announcement comes a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be allowed to resume from June 8 provided the country continued to keep the coronavirus outbreak in check.— A Bournemouth soccer club player in England is one of two positive tests for COVID-19 to emerge from the Premier League’s second round of testing. The club says “medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed.” The team says the player will self-isolate for seven days before being tested again at a later date. The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.— English soccer’s Hull has announced it is the League Championship club with two personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 1,014 players and staff from all 24 clubs in England’s second tier were tested for the coronavirus over the last 72 hours. The results reflect an almost identical ratio of positive results to that found in the Premier League’s second wave of testing. It had been announced that the two individuals were from the same club, without naming Hull.— BATE Borisov has won the Belarusian Cup with thousands of fans watching in a rare case of a soccer trophy being decided during the coronavirus pandemic. The Belarus soccer federation said that 5,761 tickets were sold for the game. That was only a fraction of the stadium’s capacity so that fans would be spaced around the arena. Many supporters ignored the seating arrangements to sit in groups and most did not wear masks. BATE beat Dynamo Brest 1-0. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-COCA-COLA 600Coca-Cola 600 in progressUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR continues its frantic return tonight with its third Cup race in seven days, the Coca-Cola 600. — The coach of one of Florida’s top high school football programs has been suspended, and an investigation has been launched into whether the team that has won state championships in each of the past three seasons broke policies by practicing during the pandemic. Miami Northwestern High coach Max Edwards has been suspended, pending the result of the investigation, according to a school district official who spoke to The Miami Herald. The district says football practice at this time would be an “unauthorized athletic activity” and parents of players who may have taken part were being interviewed by school officials as part of the investigation.— Youth sports organizations across the United States have come together to form the PLAY Sports Coalition to push for federal help with the coronavirus crisis. The leaders of the coalition are trumpeting the importance of youth sports and sounding the alarm about the future of their organizations. The fate of providers in low-income communities is of particular concern. Nearly 60% of local sports leaders expect to lose at least 50% of their revenue over the next year, according to an Aspen Institute for Sports poll.— Formula One driver George Russell has won the virtual Monaco Grand Prix on the day the iconic race would have been held if not for the pandemic. Russell finished 39 seconds ahead of former F1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez of Mexico. Formula One’s first 10 races have been either postponed or canceled.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-EDDIE SUTTONEddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84 The race has resumed following a rain delay after 50 laps. Kurt Busch started from the pole and was still leading when the rain began at the only event on the biggest single day of auto racing.Busch ran a lap at 181.269 mph to earn his first pole of the season and third top-10 start of 2020.Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson qualified second and was followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott.SPORTS-PANDEMICUNDATED (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. The New York City area was one of the hardest-hit parts of the U.S. by the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 deaths and new infections in the state have been trending downward. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL are discussing the resumption of their seasons with their players’ unions.center_img Update on the latest sports Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Eddie Sutton has died of natural causes at 84, according to his family.Sutton led Kentucky, Arkansas and Oklahoma State to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA tournament. He was 806-328 in 37 seasons as a Division I head coach, not counting vacated victories or forfeited games.Sutton won two SEC titles with Kentucky but had to resign in 1989 after the NCAA announced 18 allegations against the program. Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 3, Sutton fell short as a finalist six times before finally being selected. He had said he believed that a scandal that ended his stint at Kentucky was likely the culprit for his lengthy wait.He was Associated Press Coach of the Year in 1978 at Arkansas and in 1986 at Kentucky.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

18Sep/20

Australian players face choice with IPL set for UAE stint

first_imgSOME of Australia’s best cricketers face a choice between heading abroad for the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL)  or staying home for domestic cricket, with the IPL expected to get the green light this week.The Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed it has received a ‘letter of intent’ from the Board of Control in Cricket in India (BCCI) to stage the tournament in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah between September 19 and November 8.The Indian government is expected to rubber-stamp the schedule this week, meaning the 17 Australians who hold IPL contracts now face a decision as to whether they seek No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from Cricket Australia (CA) or opt to stay and represent their state sides.Under ICC regulations, players require a NOC from their home board before they are able to take part in a domestic competition staged overseas.An NOC can be issued for all or part of the tournament, and there is precedent for players leaving the tournament early for international duty, as Steve Smith and David Warner did before linking up with Australia’s World Cup training camp last year.Typically the IPL is held during Australian cricketers’ annual leave period in April and May, meaning receiving NOCs is largely a formality.But the coronavirus pandemic saw this year’s IPL – the 13th season the competition has run – delayed.Now, a clash with Australia’s domestic season looms.CA is yet to release fixtures for the domestic summer, with the Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield competitions typically starting in September and October respectively.How those competitions proceed in light of the health and border restrictions associated with the ongoing pandemic remains to be seen.The timing of the IPL season is also serendipitous for Australia’s internationals, with a six-match limited overs series in the UK reportedly to wind up by September 16. It is expected that three T20s will be followed by three ODIs.Under the latest health measures in the UAE, visitors who arrive with a certificate proving a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours do not need to quarantine, with England and Australian players expected to share a chartered flight to the UAE from the UK.The 26-man preliminary squad Australia has named includes IPL top-earner Pat Cummins, who was bought by Kolkata for A$3.16M at the auction last December, and joins Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell as Australians on $1M+ deals.The 17 Australians involved in the IPL hold contracts that were worth a collective A$17.145 million at the time of the auction last December, but are now worth a touch over A$16M due to currency fluctuations.The confirmation of the IPL schedule could also cause repercussions for Australia’s international schedule, with T20 International series against West Indies and India currently scheduled for October, while players returning from the IPL are set to face a 14-day quarantine period on their return home – assuming current travel protocols remain in place.The KFC BBL is currently set to open on the same December 3 date as the scheduled start for Australia’s Test series with India in Brisbane, and international players featuring in the Big Bash will also need to quarantine, setting up the potential for a mass arrival of leading cricket talent in Australia after the IPL.Before that, however, Australia has a Test match against Afghanistan scheduled to begin on November 21 in Perth“At the moment, we’re scheduled to play Afghanistan in Perth and we’ll be doing everything we can to get those opening bowlers to the top of their run and get cricket back being played,” Cricket Australia’s interim Chief Executive Officer Nick Hockley said last week.“As we work through the different scenario planning and as we do real-time monitoring of the health situation and the restrictions, that will inform our planning.“If there’s a change to the current schedule, then we’ll be making announcements in due course.“Currently we’re planning to go ahead, but there’s a lot to work through and a lot that can happen between now and then.”Hockley said CA was mindful of ensuring any cricketers, Australian or international, would have access to “optimal” training facilities while observing quarantine requirements, and had been learning from the ECB’s set-up where matches have been played at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl and Manchester’s Old Trafford – both venues with hotels attached.“It’s unlikely that international travel restrictions will have lifted by time India are due to come into the country, so clearly there will be testing regimes,” he said.“The reality is we will be able to test people before they get on the plane and then it’s a situation of making sure we’ve got the quarantine arrangements in line with government and health authority protocols.“What we’re working on is making sure that, even within that quarantine environment, players have got the absolute best training facilities so their preparation for the matches is as optimal as it can possibly be.“Whether it’s a hotel on site, or whether there are hotels in close proximity to venues, creating that environment where we’re minimising the risk of infections and creating a bio-secure environment is the absolute priority.“There’s a huge amount at stake if we’re unable to do that.“Adelaide Oval has got a hotel (due for completion in September), and we’re obviously in discussion with all venues, but that does provide a facility not dissimilar to Old Trafford (in Manchester) or the Ageas Bowl (Southampton) where a hotel is integrated into the venue.”India has become a global hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic, and the IPL has been forced to be held outside of the country.The IPL was partially held in the UAE in 2014, while the entire 2009 season – the competition’s second – was played in South Africa, both times to avoid clashes with the country’s general elections. (Cricket.com.au)last_img read more

27Aug/20

Ketabusco are 2019-2020 Sprite Ball champions

first_imgKeta Business College (KETABUSCO) defeated defending Sprite Ball Champions in the boys’ division, Mfantsipim School, 48-40 to win the 2019-2020 tournament.    The Sprite Ball Championship is an annual inter-high schools basketball tournament in Ghana.The College becomes the second Senior High School from the Volta Region to win the Sprite Ball Championship, the 14th to be organised in 13 years, after Keta Secondary School, also based in Keta beat favourites PRESEC Legon 25-18 to lift the trophy in 2014.      KETABUSCO served their opponents bitter revenge by defeating them in the opening games and at the finals for kicking them out of the tournament last season.Keta Business College had been favourites throughout the tournament having remained unbeaten in all five matches to the final.For their award, each player was presented with a certificate and a medal and a cash prize of GH¢2,000 to the entire team. The team also produced the Most Valuable Player, Prince Gidisu and Best Coach, Mr Senyo Ashiagbor.Mr Senyo Ashiagbor, the coach said his side did its homework after the defeat the team suffered in the previous season and was satisfied they paid back Mfantsipim School by “beating them back to back.”  Mr Yaw Sakyi Afari, Head of Rite Sports, organisers of the Championship was thrilled by performances of participating schools for this season and congratulated KETABUSCO for putting up a “wonderful” show, which won them the trophy.Mr Afari, however, advised them to present stronger front next season “because winning the tournament is not a big deal but defending the title is the difficult part.”He called for more support towards the development of girls’ basketball saying, he was not impressed about the overall performance in the girls’ division. Dr Seth Kwami Anani, President of the Old Students of KETABUSCO (Coronats) in an interview with Ghana News Agency said “nothing can be more exciting than this win” and added, “the school crowns its 80th anniversary with National Sprite Basketball championship win means we have started the year on a good note.”The Sprite Ball Championship headlined by Coca Cola Company came off from Friday and Saturday at the El Wak Stadium, Accra with 20 teams in all, 12 from the boys division, 8 from the girls’ division and saw Shama Senior High School in the Western Region carrying the day in the girls’ division.last_img read more

14Aug/20

Wellington fan bus being proposed for trip out to Ulysses

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington resident Lori Phelps said she is looking at getting a Village Tours bus to go to the football game in Ulysses on Friday, Oct. 31. Phelps hopes to reserve a deluxe chartered bus to the football game in Ulysses if we can fill all 54 seats at $40 per seat.If you are interested, please bring $40 cash per person to me or Rick at the high school by this Friday, October 24th at 3 p.m.  Wellington does not have school on Friday so if you need to pay Friday, please contact Phelps at home at 326-2472 or send an email at lphelps@usd353.com.If we do not fill the bus by 3 p.m. on Friday October 24, she will call you and to pick up your money at the high school on Monday so you can have time to make other travel arrangements.  The bus will leave Friday at 2:15 p.m. from the west side of the high school and return to the same location at approximately 3:25 a.m.  If you have questions, email lphelps@usd353.com. Go Crusaders, beat the Tigers!Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

13Aug/20

Thursday July 9th Local Sports

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Newman pounded out 13 hits, five of them going for extra bases, as the Knights beat Clear Lake 14-5 in non-conference softball last night in Clear Lake, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Lily Castle was 3-for-5 with a triple and a double, while Paige Leininger, Emma Weiner and Alyse Bell all had two runs batted in to lead Newman. Julia Merfeld was 4-for-4 with two runs batted in to lead the Lions. Newman is 14-2 and will travel to Central Springs tonight. Clear Lake is 6-8 and will travel to Lake Mills tomorrow night to wrap up the regular season. — other softballFort Dodge 11-13, Mason City 1-3North Iowa 10, Rockford 7Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 3, West Fork 2Emmetsburg 16, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 0Algona 3, Iowa Falls-Alden 1 ST. LOUIS — Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin says if the basketball season began today, he would not feel comfortable with league teams playing games. Elgin says league officials are looking at various options to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.KGLO News · 7 – 9-mvc – 1Elgin says some difficult decisions are coming in the next few weeks.KGLO News · 7 – 9-mvc – 2One of the biggest issues will be establishing testing protocols for all sports.KGLO News · 7 – 9-mvc – 3Elgin says like nearly everyone in college athletics the Valley took a large financial hit from the loss of the NCAA basketball tournament.KGLO News · 7 – 9-mvc – 4 — other baseball from last nightWest Fork 6, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 5Rockford 7, North Iowa 1St. Ansgar 7, Charles City 2Forest City 15, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 5New Hampton 8, Lake Mills 0Algona 13, Iowa Falls-Alden 3Webster City 5, Humboldt 2 (Webster City wins NCC title) TONIGHT:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — Clear Lake baseball at Iowa Falls-Alden — 7:30 MASON CITY — #3/2A Dike-New Hartford scored twice in the top of the ninth to beat #6/1A Newman 3-1 in non-conference baseball last night in Mason City. Jacob Nelson and Doug Taylor each had three hits to lead the Knights, who drop to 12-4 on the season and will travel to Algona tonight. WEST DES MOINES — The top-ranked 4A baseball team has had their season shut down by COVID-19. Dowling athletic officials confirmed on Wednesday that a member of the coaching staff had tested positive for the virus. The test initially came back negative, but Wednesday morning word was received that the test was actually positive. Dowling athletic director Tom Wilson released a statement saying that they were following Polk County health protocols and suspending play for all levels of Dowling baseball and softball effective immediately, and due to the timeframe, it makes it necessary to end the seasons of each team. Dowling had played a doubleheader against Ankeny on Tuesday night after being given approval to play due to the initial negative test result for the coach. CEDAR FALLS —- Northern Iowa men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson says two of his players tested positive for COVID-19. The UNI athletic department reported seven positive tests late last week.KGLO News · 7 – 9-bencv – 1Jacobson says both players feel great and are set to return to voluntary workouts. He says it is critical for the players to remain cautious.KGLO News · 7 – 9-bencv – 2 FORT DODGE — Mason City High picked up a sweep at Fort Dodge last night. Connor Wiemann had six runs batted in while the Mohawks stole six bases on their way to a 9-0 win in the opener. Mason City rallied from a two-run deficit in the seventh to tie it up and then beat the Dodgers 8-7 in eight innings. Connor Dalen had a three-run homer while Alex Deets had the game-winning hit. Ethen Roberts pitched three-and-two-thirds innings in relief to pick up the win for Mason City. The Mohawks are now 11-7 overall and 8-2 in conference play and will wrap up the regular season hosting Ottumwa on Monday night.last_img read more

12Aug/20

Colin Kaepernick spends his birthday giving back to his community

first_imgColin Kaepernick is sticking to his word when he promised to give back to his community. The former NFL quarterback was spotted in Oakland, California’s “Tent City” this weekend feeding the homeless and supplying them with much needed help on his 32nd birthday.He partnered up with his foundation, Know Your Rights Camp, and provided backpacks filled with snacks, socks, shampoo, and more. Additionally, he also provided a food truck that fed all consumers on his dime. Kaepernick has been using his name and his foundation to provide for his community since at least 2016 when he was forced out of the NFL due to his National Anthem protest.While he is no longer playing in the NFL, Kaepernick seemed to be in great spirits as he handed out backpacks, food, and posed photos with fans.last_img read more

12Aug/20

Local Strip Club Chain Giving Away Turkeys to the Needy

first_imgA chain of local strip clubs has announced that it will give back to the community for Thanksgiving once again this year.Cheetah Gentlemen’s Clubs are planning to give away 3,000 turkeys to families in need.The annual giveaway will take place on Monday, November 25 at 11 a.m., at the clubs’ parking lots.According to a report, 1,000 turkeys will be available at each location, and there will be a one-turkey-per-family limit. The event will be held on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.Cheetah owner and former Marine, Joe Rodriguez, has held the turkey giveaway for the past five years through his non-profit organization, Rodriguez Charities.The turkey pick-up locations are:-3342 Shawnee Avenue, West Palm Beach-100 Ansin Boulevard, Hallandale Beach-497 NW 31st Avenue, Pompano Beachlast_img read more