China’s Olympic champ Yang BANNED for eight years

first_imgNEW DELHI: Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was handed an eight-year ban on Friday, a sanction that rules him out of this year’s Tokyo Games, after he missed an out-of-competition test for doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against a decision by swimming body FINA to clear Sun of wrongdoing for his conduct during the test in September 2018.The 28-year-old is China’s top swimmer, having won two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic games and another in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and the case has attracted huge interest in his homeland.A FINA report said Sun questioned the credentials of the testers before members of his entourage smashed vials containing his blood samples with a hammer.Sun had argued during the CAS hearing that the testers failed to prove their identity and behaved in an unprofessional manner. AgenciesAlso Read: Sonam Malik beats Sakshi Malik, ensures Olympic qualifiersAlso Watch: ATDC Chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah attends BJP’s organizational meeting ahead BTAD electionslast_img read more

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Law still aiming for Olympic qualification despite postponement

first_img(Reuters) – Four years after being inspired by watching compatriot Justin Rose claim gold at the Rio Olympics, Bronte Law had all but secured a spot on the British golf team before the 2020 Tokyo Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.With the Olympic qualifying period likely to be extended for another year, Law remains confident of maintaining her strong form to secure her ticket to Tokyo.She flew back from her American base to her family home in Cheshire just before Britain went into lockdown earlier this week to slow the spread of the coronavirus.With the LPGA Tour shut down indefinitely, Law, who won the 2015 English amateur by 16 strokes, will have plenty of time to ponder the Olympics.“It’s been something on my mind for a couple of years now,” she told Reuters in a telephone interview.“(During the 2016 Rio Games) I was still in college. To see (Rose win) made it very real as far as golf now being an Olympic sport.“You can win grand slams in tennis and majors in golf, and all of those are incredible achievements but when you become a gold medal winner you become part of a very select group of incredible athletes that branch across all sports.”Law is 18th on the Olympic qualifying list, the second-placed Briton, immediately behind Charley Hull and well ahead of 39th-ranked Georgia Hall.Two British women will qualify.“(The delay) is obviously very disappointing,” said Law.“I really set my sights on Tokyo and have been playing well, and hope to continue to do that, so I’m not so concerned about making sure I make the team.”Whenever the LPGA Tour resumes, the 25-year-old Law will be ready rather than rusty.“We have a nice place with plenty of room and land and I figured I would be at least able topractice and have a gym at home here,” she said.“We have land attached to the garden where I can hit a range of iron shots, not too many drivers but I’m planning on putting up a net. I don’t have it too badly here.”Though Law is rarely venturing out because of the lockdown, her parents have been busy supplying packaging to food manufacturers.“My parents are working non-stop and it’s just me and my sister at my house,” Law said. “We’re trying to do our best to not leave the house at all.”That will soon change, however, as Law has signed up to deliver groceries to those most in need, including health workers who are working long hours due to the pandemic.“It’s an unknown time for a lot of us but a time we can give back in a way we’re not always able to, having such busy schedules,” she said.last_img read more

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Sevilla send Barca to second straight away defeat

first_imgChampions Barcelona suffered their second defeat in three matches in La Liga on Saturday with Michael Krohn-Dehli scoring and setting up another goal in a 2-1 victory for Sevilla.Denmark international Krohn-Dehli tucked the ball home after 52 minutes following a pass from Kevin Gameiro to give Sevilla the lead and then provided a cross for Vicente Iborra to nod in six minutes later.Barca hit the woodwork on four occasions but luck was not on their side as they lost their second consecutive away game following their 4-1 defeat by Celta Vigo, while for Sevilla it was some revenge for their European Super Cup loss in August.Neymar struck the post with a free-kick after 23 minutes, with the ball then striking the woodwork again after rebounding off keeper Sergio Rico, and running across the goal line just out of the reach of Gerard Pique.Suarez also fired against the crossbar with a curling effort from outside the area before half time but Barca’s defending was poor and they paid the price after the break.Neymar scored from the penalty spot on his 100th appearance after a 74th minute handball from Benoit Tremoulinas and then substitute Sandro Ramirez was denied by the woodwork with 10 minutes to go. Barca have 15 points from seven games, a point behind leaders Villarreal who are away to Levante on Sunday.Fourth-placed Real Madrid, on 14 points, take on Atletico Madrid who are one place and two points below them also on Sunday.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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La Habra man makes halfcourt shot at Lakers game to win $100,000

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Former Colony Titan hooper Evan Brooks just hit a half court shot at the Lakers game for $100k 👀‼️🗣Congrats EVAN!!!!!! https://t.co/bSGfaLMIZl— Colony Basketball (@CoHi_Hoops) January 6, 2020Related Articles It was one for the money, and an all-net gain for Evan Brooks.Brooks, a 27-year-old former college basketball player from La Habra, made a half-court shot at the Lakers game Sunday night to win $100,000.Brooks, chosen as the contestant for the $100,000 Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot Sunday at Staples Center, took the shot between the third and fourth quarters of the Lakers’ 106-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons.With the house lights brought down and a drum roll piped into the public address system, Brooks took aim and fired. He swished it (see video below), sparking a raucous celebration on the court and loud ovation from the crowd of 18,897. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBrooks is the 11th winner of the MGM Big Shot Jackpot, a Lakers promotion which began during the 2006-07 season.Brooks’ shooting form made it appear as if he’s played a little basketball in his day. Turns out he has. He played high school ball at Colony High in Ontario, and went on to play at Chadron State, an NCAA Division II school in Chadron, Nebraska. According to his Chadron State bio, the 6-foot-3 guard played at Pasadena City College after earning first-team All-CIF and all-league honors as a senior at Colony.Brooks averaged 11.8 points and shot 43.9 percent from 3-point range, 91.5 percent from the free-throw line, as a senior at Chadron State in 2014-15.Sunday’s big payoff goes to someone who is apparently a longtime Lakers supporter. On Dec. 8, Brooks tweeted: “As a true @Lakers fan who held it down during tough times like Robert Sacre starting at center, I deserve the joy I feel watching them now.”last_img read more

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Premier League today: Results and highlights from EPL opening weekend

first_imgThe wait is finally over. The 2019-20 English Premier League season has arrived. Here is a quick summary of this weekend’s action…On Friday, 2018-19 Premier League runners-up and 2018 Champions League winners Liverpool opened their season in emphatic fashion with a 4-1 victory over Norwich City. Day 1 also featured a nil-nil draw between Everton and Crystal Palace. Sheffield United returned to EPL play for the first time since the 2006-07 season to draw 1-1 with Bournemouth. Burnley and Southampton squared off with Burnley running away with a 3-0 win. And Brighton, spared relegation last season by just two points, topped Watford.WATCH PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:fuboTV (United States) | DAZN (Canada)Two-time defending EPL champion Manchester City then followed with a 5-0 victory over West Ham on Saturday. Tottenham’s Harry Kane made his case with brace in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa.  On Sunday, Leicester City played to a nil-nil draw with Wolverhampton, Newcastle was edged by Arsenal and Manchester United routed Chelsea by a final of 4-0.Sporting News tracked scoring updates and highlights from every match as the Premier League kicked off its 2019-20 season. See what you may have missed below.Premier League today: Full schedule, scores, resultsFriday, Aug. 9Liverpool 4, Norwich City 1Saturday, Aug. 10Manchester City 5, West Ham 0Crystal Palace 0, Everton 0Burnley FC 3, Southampton 0Watford 0, Brighton 3Bournemouth 1, Sheffield United 1Tottenham 3, Aston Villa 1Sunday, Aug. 11Leicester City 0, Wolverhampton 0Newcastle United 0, Arsenal 1Manchester United 4, Chelsea 0EPL results, updates, highlights from Matchday 1(All times Eastern)Man United vs. Chelsea1:23 p.m: FINAL. Chelsea 0, Manchester United 4.1:09 p.m.: IT’S A ROUT. Daniel James makes it 4-nil to the Red Devils in his debut!WHAT IT MEANS TO DANIEL JAMESCatch the end of the match on NBCSN or stream: https://t.co/xhQ2aTI0NC pic.twitter.com/Ydhw8DHhb4— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 201912:55 p.m.: GOAL. RASHFORD. I DIDN’T EVEN GET TO FINISH TYPING THAT WHEN UNITED MADE IT 3-0.A beautiful pass from Paul Pogba, a cool finish from Marcus Rashford, and Manchester United make it 3-nil!Catch the ending of this match now on NBCSN, or stream here: https://t.co/xhQ2aTI0NC pic.twitter.com/eSvLpFGfWb— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 201912:53 p.m.: GOAL. MARTIAL! Against the run of play, and with better position on his defender, he slots home Andreas Pereira’s cross.Anthony Martial makes it 2!Watch the match now on NBCSN, or stream here: https://t.co/xhQ2aTI0NC pic.twitter.com/xebnuzQ8A5— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 201912:46 p.m.: He’s in. Christian Pulisic was just subbed in for his EPL debut for Ross Barkely.The @cpulisic_10 era begins.Watch on NBCSN or Stream: https://t.co/8GGtqBY5LS pic.twitter.com/M8PQgmzn8g— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 201912:35 p.m.: We’re back in action.12:18 p.m.: Halftime. United 1, Chelsea 0.12:11 p.m.: WOODWORK AGAIN. Chelsea’s Emerson smashes the post as the Blues are denied again.11:46 a.m.: PENALTY TO THE REDS. Marcus Rashford is dragged down in the box and he goes on to convert! 1-0 to Manchester United.RASHFORD 🔥Catch the rest of the match now on NBCSN or stream here: https://t.co/xhQ2aTI0NC pic.twitter.com/fyFOlsO8Op— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 201911:35 a.m.: OFF THE POST. Abraham ready to get Chelsea’s account open early!So close! Tammy Abraham nearly makes it 1-0 as his strike bangs off the post. pic.twitter.com/2FmRHVPeb5— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 201911:30 a.m.: THE ONE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR IS OFF.2 club legends go head-to-head in the technical box… pic.twitter.com/E6TfXDj4ks— COPA90 (@Copa90) August 11, 201910:49 a.m.: American sensation Christian Pulisic starts on the bench for the Blues.Today’s Chelsea team to play Man Utd! 💪Thoughts?#MUNCHE pic.twitter.com/9xqblTgNd8— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 11, 2019Newcastle United vs. Arsenal10:53 a.m.: Final. Arsenal take down Newcastle United 1-0.10:16 a.m: GOAL! ARSENAL. Aubameyang with time and space and in front of a messy Newcastle defense!Aubameyang scores and puts Arsenal ahead!Catch the rest of the match now on NBCSN or stream here: https://t.co/alRxVX0WV2 pic.twitter.com/vvE3n1y0NF— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 11, 201933 goals in his first 50 Premier League games for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Faster than Henry, Wright and RvP! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/5Ed6vTck7o— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 11, 201910:02 a.m.: WE’RE BACK. Please score a goal.9:48 a.m.: Halftime. Nothing to separate these two sides.Half time in the Premier League:🦊 Leicester City 0-0 Wolves 🐺⚫️⚪️ Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal 🔫#LEIWOL #NEWARS pic.twitter.com/9tm7uz2j6o— Goal (@goal) August 11, 20199:18 a.m.: Miguel Almiron, Newcastle’s new signing from MLS side Atlanta United, gets a yellow card for diving in the box. If you’re not diving, you’re not trying! #almiron— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) August 11, 20199:00 a.m.: WE’RE OFF!Leicester City vs. Wolverhampton10:51 a.m.: Final. VAR the difference maker today. The match ends with a 0-0 draw. 10:10 a.m.: VAR STEPS IN AND THE GOAL IS DISALLOWED HAVING COME OFF A WOLVES PLAYERS HAND. We’re still 0-0!Or not! VAR rules it out! ❌#LEIWOL pic.twitter.com/9Cez0dvst1— Goal (@goal) August 11, 201910:07 a.m.: GOAL. WOLVES! They’ve been on the front foot since the half started. Of a corner, Leicester can’t get it clear and Leander Dendoncker gets two bites at it.10:02 a.m.: WE’RE BACK. Please score a goal.9:47 a.m.: Halftime. Zeroes across the board. No real advantage for either side.9:23 a.m.: Leicester is obviously the more dominant side, with 74% of the possession and four shots to Wolves’ one.9:00 a.m.: WE’RE OFF!Tottenham vs. Aston Villa2:20 p.m.: FINAL! Tottenham beat Villa 3-1 with a brace from Harry Kane.Harry Kane’s brace helps Tottenham come from behind to seal the three points! pic.twitter.com/vwS2H6LsrV— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20192:16 p.m.: HARRY KANE WITH HIS BRACE. Eighteen yards out, he wasn’t going to miss from there!2:12 p.m.: GOAL. HARRY KANE. The ball ricochets and falls favorably for the Spurs striker and he beats two defenders to put Tottenham up 2-1.Harry Kane gives Tottenham the lead! pic.twitter.com/WzEmF1B3cc— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20192:08 p.m.: This SAVE from Heaton to keep things level! Wow!Tom Heaton is having a DAY pic.twitter.com/ybxdJ0Cj2g— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20191:59 p.m.: GOAL. Spurs! Toby Alderweireld’s shot is saved off the line, Lucas Moura lays it off to Tanguy Ndombele who BLASTS IT FROM OUTSIDE.A beautiful save by Tom Heaton overshadowed by TANGUY NDOMBELE’s DEBUT EQUALIZER 🔥Watch the ending of this match on NBC or stream here: https://t.co/ZOqxDLS4Sm pic.twitter.com/gWBeXsX0Yx— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20191:56 p.m.: Looks like Spurs can’t even buy a goal right now …One of those days.#TOTAVL pic.twitter.com/Iqt41RsJIR— Goal (@goal) August 10, 20191:31 p.m.: Second 45 is live!1:16 p.m.: Halftime. Aston Villa lead Tottenham 1-0 at the break.1:14 p.m.: HUGE MISS BY KANE. Woof. Spurs are hunting for an equalizer.12:42 p.m.: Welcome back to the EPL, Villa.Aston Villa stun Tottenham to go up 1-0 early! pic.twitter.com/kQUPDQhuJP— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 201912:38 p.m.: GOAL! ASTON VILLA WITH THE SHOCK LEAD! John McGinn goes it ALONE and unmarked to score!JOHN MCGINN 🤯A sensational start for The Villains! Watch on NBC or stream here: https://t.co/ZOqxDLS4Sm pic.twitter.com/llCFUAAveo— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 201912:33 p.m.: Spurs fans are in full voice for the start of the season.WHAT THEIR FIRST GOAL SINCE 2007 MEANS TO SHEFFIELD UNITEDWatch the end of the match here: https://t.co/zdmfY1cmwN pic.twitter.com/dyWJLaIt93— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 201912:30 p.m.: We’re live for our sixth match of the day!Burnley FC vs. Southampton11:52 a.m.: Burnley the runaway winners with 3-0 win!11:35 a.m.: BURNLEY HAS MADE IT 3-NIL. Johann Gudmundsson gets in on the action with a little VAR help and Southampton are surely in trouble now.pic.twitter.com/ifPbcpAOqz— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 10, 201911:30 a.m.: GOAL. BURNLEY AGAIN. ASHLEY BARNES AGAIN!pic.twitter.com/M4RKLueDXG— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 10, 201911:27 a.m.: GOAL. BURNLEY. Ashley Barnes with a right footed shot with an assist from Erik Peters! 61′ GOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! 1-0 pic.twitter.com/TY2wGFhGBG— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 10, 201911:04 a.m.: Second half is on!10:47 a.m.: Halftime. These games could not be more … nothing. 10:21 a.m.: Still 0-0. Southampton are pressing the affair, with five shot, one on target to Burnley’s zero.10:00 a.m.: WE’RE OFFWatford vs. Brighton11:52 a.m.: Final! Brighton snatch all three points on three goals!11:34 a.m.: GOAL. 3-NIL TO BRIGHTON! Neal Maupay off Lewis Dunk’s perfect through ball to bury Watford!☑ Goal☑ WinNeal Maupay with the perfect Brighton debut 🔵⚪#BHAFC pic.twitter.com/7Dv0HoZJIj— Goal (@goal) August 10, 201911:27 a.m.: GOAL! BRIGHTON UP 2-0. Florin Andone with a right footer past Watford’s Foster.11:04 a.m.: Back for the second half. Brighton leads off a Watford own goal.10:47 a.m.: Halftime. Our only game with the goal, Brighton lead Watford 1-0 at the break.10:28 a.m.: GOAL! BRIGHTON! An own goal by Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré, unlucky.28: GOOOOOOOAAALLLLL!Yes, yes, yes!🐝 #WFC 0-1 #BHAFC 🔵 pic.twitter.com/Lzvzy1j5ug— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) August 10, 201910:21 a.m.: Still 0-0 for both sides. We’ve had seven fouls between both team. I’m doing my best to keep up here people, there are four games on at once!10:00 a.m.: WE’RE OFFBournemouth vs. Sheffield United11:52 a.m.: Final! The teams will share the spoils with a 1-1 draw!11:45 a.m.: GOAL! SHEFFIELD UNITED’S FIRST GOAL BACK IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE! Billy Sharp with the tap in after some bobbling around in the box!WHAT THEIR FIRST GOAL SINCE 2007 MEANS TO SHEFFIELD UNITEDWatch the end of the match here: https://t.co/zdmfY1cmwN pic.twitter.com/dyWJLaIt93— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 2019Sheffield United tie it late into the match! pic.twitter.com/B5Ogf84M20— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 201911:19 a.m.: GOAL. BOURNEMOUTH! THREE QUICK SHOTS. First, Nathan Ake hops on his bike and is denied! Then Callum Wilson with a follow up shot is also denied. AND THEN IT’S CHRIS MEPHAM WHO HAMMERS HOME THAT REBOUND! 1-0 Bournemouth!Chris Mepham breaks the deadlock for Bournemouth!Catch the rest of the match on NBCSN, or stream here: https://t.co/zdmfY0UL8d pic.twitter.com/ohifZhH2jY— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 201911:03 a.m.: Our first game to kick back off. WE BACK.10:47 a.m.: Halftime. Sheffield’s return to the EPL is slow going thus far with a 0-0 scoreline.10:21 a.m.: Zeroes across the board. Sheffield United has out fouled Bournemouth 6-1, which can’t be good …10:00 a.m.: WE’RE OFFCrystal Palace vs. Everton11:53 a.m.: Final. No score for either side as CP and Everton finish 0-0.11:37 a.m.: RED CARD. Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin sees his second yellow and the Toffees are down to 10 men!11:11 a.m.: OFF THE LINE! Patrick van Aanholt denies Everton with a goaline clearance to stay in this one.11:04 a.m.: Back live for the second 45. Can I just say: I hope Yerry Mina scores because I think he’s great.10:47 a.m.: Halftime. Nothing to be said about that first 45.10:21 a.m.: Still nil-nil for these two. The Toffees have had MOST of the possession 68% to Palace’s 32. 10:00 a.m.: WE’RE OFFWest Ham vs. Manchester City9:22 a.m. And that’s a wrap for the opening match of Saturday, with Manchester City dominating the second half to beat West Ham 5-0.9:18 a.m.: GOAL! Sterling gets his hat trick. Mahrez hits Sterling’s run in perfect stride, and Sterling is able to slide the ball past Fabianski once again. Man City 5, West Ham 0.Raheem Sterling gets his hat-trick! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/fyuRl7hre4— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20199:12 a.m.: GOAL! Sergio Aguero scores on a penalty kick, leaving no doubt after his first attempt was saved. Aguero was awareded a retake after it was ruled that Declan Rice encroached into the box. Man City 4, West Ham 0.Sergio Aguero misses the initial penalty kick, but Declan Rice’s encroachment forces a re-kick and he slots it home.4-0 Manchester City 🦈 pic.twitter.com/ETaZuUC9rV— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20199:01 a.m.: GOAL! Riyad Mahrez sent a ball to a streaking Sterling, who cleverly put the ball over West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabiański. The play was reviewed again, but this time the goal stands, with Sterling just onside. Two minutes earlier, West Ham was close on two chances, but it’s all City now. Man City 3, West Ham 0. Raheem Sterling’s goal was reviewed by VAR and upheld, the Champions are up 3-0! 🦈Catch the end of the match on NBCSN, or stream here: https://t.co/vY9ve1Kvgw pic.twitter.com/gm03kAed5S— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20198:42 a.m.: Goal … then no goal! Sterling set up Jesus, who was wide open in the box for a tap-in goal. But VAR determined Sterling was offside — the first time in Premier League history the use of VAR has overtuned a goal.The most frustrating sight in the Premier League – get used to seeing it a lot this season 😡📺 pic.twitter.com/S6d5ZGyMIr— Goal (@goal) August 10, 20198:38 a.m.: GOAL! It didn’t take long for City to get on the board in the second half. Kevin De Bruyne took on the West Ham defense straight on with a run down the middle, then passed to Raheem Sterling, who was ready on the left side for the cool, calm finish in the 51st minute. Man City 2, West Ham 0.Raheem Sterling with a composed finish 😎Tune into NBCSN to catch the rest of the second half or stream here: https://t.co/vY9ve1Kvgw pic.twitter.com/1iPoX4R14B— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20198:32 a.m.: The second half is underway. West Ham has made a change, bringing in Pablo Fornals for Michail Antonio. Man City hasn’t been at their best but still have the one-goal lead. Will they be able to break things open in the second half?8:16 a.m.: And we’ve reached halftime. The latter stages of the half went through some quiet moments. West Ham managed only one shot on target during the first half, but they’re only a goal down.7:55: a.m.: Our first goal of the day! Kyle Walker had a great run down the right side, and crossed the ball just before reaching the end line, and Gabriel Jesus put a brilliant finishing touch on the ball in traffic for Manchester City’s first goal of the season. Man City 1, West Ham 0..@ManCity score their first goal of 2019-20! pic.twitter.com/3m7tK1akZx— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 10, 20195 – Gabriel Jesus has scored in each of his last five starts in games played in London for @ManCity (all competitions), netting six goals in total. Smoking. #WHUMCI pic.twitter.com/L3KdgKPSby— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 10, 20197:42: a.m. Manchester City are starting to pick it up, but overall it’s been a slow start for the champs, who are still looking to find their form. 7:38 a.m.: Our first VAR of the day. West Ham was hoping for a penalty kick when Manuel Lanzini went to the ground after some contact, but it was correctly ruled that he was already off balance and falling. No penalty awarded.7:31 a.m.: And we’re underway! Manchester City begins its defense of its Premier League title from last season. Will we see as many goal’s as Liverpool’s 4-1 rout of Norwich City on Friday?7:15 a.m.: We’re almost set for the first match of Saturday. The lineups for West Ham vs. Manchester City are in. The lineups are IN for West Ham 🆚 Man CityWho will win? #WHUMCI pic.twitter.com/k0F9GnBePn— Goal (@goal) August 10, 2019last_img read more

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Wellington Post 90 eliminated from State Legion tournament in Colby

first_imgUpdated: July 30 – The Wellington Post 90 American Legion team was eliminated from the Kansas State AA Tournament today in Colby losing to Iola 11-5 in 6.5 innings in the losers bracket game. Iola scored eight runs in the sixth which was too much to overcome.Sumner Newscow report- July 29  — The Wellington Post 90 American Legion team lost in the first round of the Kansas State AA Tournament today in Colby.Wellington lost to Beloit 12-1 in four innings. Post 90 will battle the loser of Colby and Iola tomorrow. Beloit, which came in on a 11-game winning streak, would score two runs in the first, one run in the second, six runs in the third and three runs in the fourth to stop the locals.The locals could muster just one hit and committed two errors. Beloit had 11 hits and two errors. The AA tournament is an eight-team double elimination tournament. Post 90 qualified after winning the zone tournament in Pratt last weekend. Follow us on Twitter. 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 commentslast_img read more

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Forlán and his best memories at Atlético: “Your skin bristles”

first_imgDiego Forlan He is also taking advantage of social media to communicate and give interviews during this time of confinement. The former Atlético striker and Peñarol coach participated in the Argentine program Referents and he remembered the best moments of his career, especially with Atlético and Uruguay. The goals and the titles, but not only that. He also remembers bitter moments with much affection … That stage also coincides with great triumphs for the Uruguay team, of which he was one of the great leaders. His goals helped bring the Charrúa to the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup — best player and co-scorer of the tournament— and to win the America’s Cup 2011. “I used to spend time watching World Cup goals and today being in that video that I used to watch is great. It was spectacular to reach the World Cup semifinals, even though we couldn’t get on the podium, and then win the Copa América in Argentina. This closed everything. “ Cherry tree Osaka ForwardUruguay Forlancenter_img Forlan arrived at Atlético in 2007, he played the Champions for two years, in 2009 he achieved the Golden Boot and in 2010, the Europa League, with his goals in the final and the semifinals, and the European Super Cup. He left 2011, after four seasons in which he became one of the great strikers in the club’s history. “Between 2007 and 2011, maybe 2006, he starts at Villarreal, where he started, and then with Atlético and the national team”, Diego explains about his best stage as a soccer player. He Handle He listed what he feels are his best moments at Atleti: “I would say that the Europa League and the European Super Cup We won are two spectacular moments, so we lived at that time in the club, we came from difficult and complicated moments when things did not go. Reach the final and win it and then the Cup, which although we lost it that moment at the Camp Nou it was spectacular… What was the atmosphere of the stadium after the game was very hot, very loving … People applauded us, while Sevilla celebrated, we were on the other side looking at our fans and your skin bristles … “.last_img read more

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Scrapping Liberia for Whose Benefit?

first_imgThis newspaper’s attention is drawn to a story carried in its Monday, February 25th edition under the headline, “Former Speaker Tyler Was Aware of US$2M Scrap Deal”.The story, written by Daily Observer court reporter Abednego Davis, quotes Bomi County Attorney Cllr. Juma P. Karnley as saying that former House Speaker Alex Tyler was aware of an unscrupulous scrap deal involving Bomi County Superintendent Adama B. Robinson and others, although the former Speaker has strenuously denied Cllr. Karnley’s accusations.According to the story, a truckload of ‘scrap’ equipment was arrested by the police at the gate of Sethi Brothers Steel Rod Plant near Jamaica Road. The ‘scrap’ equipment from Sackie Town in Bomi county was under the jurisdiction of the court when it was surreptitiously removed from there and taken to the Sethi Brothers Steel Rod Plant, near Jamaica Road.The case was initially heard before the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in Bomi County, but was later transferred to Monrovia where it is currently being heard before Criminal Court C at the Temple of Justice.The scrap, which includes an assortment of metal, including earth moving equipment, is said to be valued at US$2m dollars and is reportedly owned by an investor, a British national who goes by the name of Hans Armstrong. From all indications, Armstrong might be a middleman acting for the foreign business outfit which is said to hold a monopoly on the sale of scrap in Liberia.All around Monrovia, one can see mostly young men from the lowest dregs of society prowling neighborhoods and scavenging  dumpsites in search of scraps of metal, wood or even discarded clothes. Neighborhood residents are usually alerted to their presence by their filthy and unkempt clothing and even footwear — usually rundown discarded sneakers or worn out rubber slippers. These young men are generally called “Zogos”.Zogos are individuals living at the very margins of society where they eke out an existence by scavenging dumpsites and garbage heaps. Most are drug addicts and their activities appear all geared towards one thing. And that “one thing” is a fix on narcotics commonly called dugee, codeine syrups or the popular drug of choice, traumadol.These Zogos, found mainly in urban, peri-urban, or rural urban locales, constitute what are virtual foot soldiers in the service of unscrupulous businessmen involved in a form of looting of national assets called “Scrap Dealing”.It can be recalled that the country’s infrastructure was massively destroyed by the effects of the prolonged civil war. And like a dying elephant on the plains of the Serengeti, with flocks of vultures hovering overhead awaiting the last dying gasps of the elephant, so have scrap dealers descended on Liberia to feast on her remains.This newspaper learned, much to its shocking surprise, that a well-known foreign business outfit now has the sole monopoly on the sale of scrap in Liberia. And it does appear that in its style of operation, anything goes.That includes cast iron covers for manholes around the city. Nearly every manhole with a cast iron grill or cover has been looted by Zogos and sold to scrap dealers who have a series of local outfits around the city buying scrap metal.Besides manhole covers, electric cables, rail tracks from railroads currently not in use, and even metal poles are all being looted.On its website, the Ministry of Commerce lists scrap metal as one of Liberia’s major exports currently. In the month of January 2017, export of scrap metal, according to the Ministry of Commerce trade statistics, was valued at US$135,000.But who benefits and how does the country benefit from the export of scrap metal other than export duties? For example, how much did the country benefit from the sale of scrap metal from the Executive Mansion currently undergoing renovation?Most public schools around the country, especially those in rural areas, face a critical lack of learning materials in addition to qualified teachers, while all public hospitals around the country are faced with critical shortages of drugs and medicines in addition to other inputs.Given the dire economic straits in which the country finds itself, funds realized from the sale of scraps could very well be ploughed back into the economy in the form of social services so critically lacking in rural areas, for example.In view of all the foregoing, this newspaper finds itself constrained to draw the attention of officials and policy makers to what is a clear and present danger to our national infrastructure, especially considering the hard fact that infrastructure and other assets, including vehicles, are being deliberately and consciously scrapped by unscrupulous individuals eager for self-gain.As part of measures to protect vital infrastructure from the activities of vandals, government should consider placing a ban on the export of scrap metal for at least five years. This should be accompanied by the imposition of harsh penalties on individuals caught involved in the looting or sale of national infrastructure and other assets.Indeed, the protection of the nation’s infrastructure is a task that must be accomplished, if this country is to ever record progress in its development drive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Charrandas Persaud tells international media about threats to life

first_imgNo-confidence voteFormer Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud, who has since been expelled from the party, has outlined the threats to his life after his “yes” vote in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018, toppled the David Granger-led Administration.In an interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Persaud said he made the move because he believed the Government has not been focusing on developing the country or creating jobs.“I was not very calm,” Persaud is quoted by CBC as saying, adding “I was frozen.”“Persaud, who was expelled from his party over his vote, said he was terrified forCharrandas Persaudhis own safety because of Guyana’s history of political assassinations. Because of that, he said the only person he talked to about his intention was the man he asked to provide some security for him in the gallery in case he was “jumped”,” the CBC reported. “I cried all night [the night before the vote],” he told the CBC, adding that he thought he would die.The CBC reported that Persaud added that the feeling only got stronger after the vote when he said another MP told him he would be dead that night. “It was not an idle threat I entertained,” he was quoted as saying.“Persaud said he was even prepared to use his water carafe as a weapon should he be attacked. He said he was lucky nothing happened, adding that modern technology probably saved him.”“Thank God for the advent of cellphones. Too many people were watching internationally and locally,” he told CBC.Persaud added that he did not take any chances, and after the sitting, he went directly to the Canadian High Commission in Georgetown and the next morning, he flew to Barbados and then on to Toronto.According to the CBC, Persaud moved to Canada from Guyana in the late 1970s and studied at the University of Toronto, eventually getting his real estate licence. He returned to Guyana in 1999 to practise law and eventually got into politics.Guyana Times had reported in December 2018, that as Persaud broke ranks and delivered the proverbial nail in the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coffin, his life was threatened twice; he was hit by both colleagues flanking him as well as received many explicit comments within a five-minute period. This was all done while the National Assembly broadcast the sitting live on its website. The video is still up on the Parliament website showing clearly what transpired. Persaud received the hostile treatment from his colleagues after he voted his conscience and sided with the Opposition People’s Progressive Party’s motion of no-confidence against the Government, of which he was a part.During the final segment of the 03h:51m:04s video, during the second part of the debate, when Persaud delivered his first “yes”, all hell broke loose. He received the first punch on his left arm, at 03h:33m:04s in the video, from an APNU MP who insisted that Persaud “can’t vote against the Government” .This was followed by a series of expletives from the same MP and surprisingly, Persaud received another punch from another APNU MP.Then came the issuing of death threats to Persaud. If one listens to the video, one would find that at 03h:33m:04s and 03h:35m:35s, he receives the threats: “Charrandas you gon dead tonight” and “Charrandas you want dead tonight” respectively. It sounded as though the threats came from a female MP on the Government side of the benches.last_img read more

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Culture Department to host flag raising concert on Friday

first_img53rd Independence anniversaryThe Culture Department’s second annual flag raising concert will be hosted on Friday at the Stabroek Market Square in observance of Guyana’s 53rd Independence anniversary celebrations.Among the exciting local artistes expected to perform at the concert are Jomo Primo; reigning Chutney King, Steven Ramphal; Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts; Michelle “Big Red” King; Young Bill Rogers and Gavin Mendonca among others.At a press conference hosted on Wednesday at the Culture Department’s office on Main Street, Georgetown, a few of the artistes promised an exhilarating time.Primo told Guyana Times that the event is perfect for persons who are visiting to get a glimpse of Guyana’s rich culture as the event will be showcasing only local talent. It will feature soca, chutney, calypso and even gospel music.Coordinator of the Independence celebrations, Andrew Tyndall, was keen to note that security will be provided as he noted too that last year’s concert had thousands of attendees and no incidents were recorded.Following Friday’s concert will be a flag raising and youth rally on Sunday at D’Urban Park, beginning at 10:00h.The one-hour programme will see the participation of 5000 students from various regions in the rally, as well as the choir. This year is the first year that so many youths are participating, Tyndall told the media.He explained that the Department is seeking to develop patriotism among the young people at an early age.last_img read more

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