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More sports in brief: England sweepT20 series

first_imgSHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP): Shoaib Malik’s highest score (75 off 54 balls) in Twenty20 Internationals could not prevent an England clean sweep in their three-match series. Yesterday’s match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium went down to the Super Over after both teams were tied on 154 at the end of their 20 overs. In the Super Over, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal were unable to get Chris Jordan away and finished on just three runs. Only one run came off the bat, and Jordan also clean bowled Akmal with his last ball. England sent out captain Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler, and they got the required four runs in the fifth ball. Australia win first day-night Test ADELAIDE, Australia (AP): Australia successfully chased 187 to win the first-ever day-night cricket Test by three wickets against New Zealand on Sunday, with tailenders Peter Siddle and Mitch Starc ushering the hosts to victory in a dramatic finish under lights that will almost certainly ensure the format isn’t consigned to history as a one-time event. The match was over inside three days, which hasn’t happened in an Adelaide Oval Test since 1951, and which highlighted the differences of using the pink ball and playing under lights in the longest form of the game. Ball dominated bat, particularly in the twilight sessions. The first 25 wickets tumbled in two days, before New Zealand resumed Sunday at 116-5, an overall lead of 94. Josh Hazlewood, leading the attack because the injured Starc wasn’t allowed to bowl, returned a career-best 6-70, and Mitch Marsh took 3-59 to bowl the New Zealanders out for 208 in the first session and set up the target. Trent Boult responded with figures of 5-60 for New Zealand, including Shaun Marsh for 49, just as the home team appeared to be coasting, to ensure a tense two hours before Australia clinched the three-match series 2-0. SCORES: New Zealand 1st Innings: 202 (Tom Latham 50, Mitchell Santner 31; Mitch Starc 3-24, Josh Hazlewood 3-66). Australia 1st Innings: 224 (Peter Nevill 66, Steve Smith 53, Nathan Lyon 34; Doug Bracewell 3-18). New Zealand 2nd Innings: 208 (Mitchell Santner 45, Ross Taylor 32; Josh Hazlewood 6-70, Mitch Marsh 3-59).last_img read more

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Sports Briefs

first_imgFormer Betis players charged with match-fixing MADRID, Spain (AP): A Spanish judge has charged three former Real Betis players for alleged involvement in match-fixing three years ago. Former directors of Osasuna were also charged with allegedly paying US$687,000 to Amaya Carazo, Jordi Figueras and Xavi Torres to help Osasuna stay in the first division in the 2013-14 season. Court documents released yesterday showed that the money was paid to have Betis defeat Osasuna rivals Valladolid in the second-to-last round and to lose to Osasuna in the last round. Both results happened – Betis defeated Valladolid 4-3 and lost to Osasuna 2-1 – but all three clubs were relegated. Darmstadt invite Obama to game DARMSTADT, Germany (AP): Bundesliga side Darmstadt is inviting former United States President Barack Obama to one of its home games after announcing him as a Twitter follower of the struggling team. The club says on Twitter, “Dear @BarackObama, since we are apparently already the only European soccer club you follow on Twitter: See you at our stadium?” In a video attached to the tweet, Darmstadt’s American forward Terrence Boyd presents a jersey with Obama’s name on it and says it’s a “huge honour” for the club to be followed by the former US president. The 25-year-old Boyd scored in Darmstadt’s surprise 2-1 win at home over Borussia Dortmund last weekend.last_img read more

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Mayweather, McGregor get ready for business

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. APLas Vegas, United States — Conor McGregor vowed to destroy Floyd Mayweather here Wednesday as the two fighters faced off ahead of their money-spinning boxing duel that could become the richest fight in history.In stark contrast to their lurid, trash-talking global press tour last month, a subdued McGregor and a stern-looking Mayweather spoke respectfully as they looked ahead to Saturday’s 12-round boxing contest at the T-Mobile Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “Been to a lot of these crazy press conferences,” said McGregor, a two-time UFC world champion. “This is a lot more subdued. More business-like, the way I like it.“We are prepared for 12 three-minute rounds of non-stop pace. We are prepared, I will put pressure on him and break this old man. Trust me on that.“I don’t see him lasting two rounds. I feel I have the decision to end it inside one.“Keep your hands up, keep your hands down, I don’t care, I’m going to break through whatever’s in front of me.”‘I’ll die a fighter’ ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments Who’s the best puncher? Mayweather says it could surprise Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather, who bombarded McGregor with expletives and homophobic slurs during last month’s frenzied publicity blitz, did not swear once during Wednesday’s news conference.McGregor, the massive underdog for this weekend’s bout, restricted himself to verbally abusing a heckler in the audience who predicted he would be knocked out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’McGregor faces his first ever professional boxing contest against Mayweather, the undefeated former welterweight king who has come out of a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star.However McGregor, the 29-year-old from Dublin, insisted he was ready to stun the world of combat sports by upsetting Mayweather, who would improve his record to a perfect 50-0 with a win. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies What’s in store for your animal sign this year Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Saturday’s bout could become the most lucrative fight in history according to Showtime Sports television executive Stephen Espinoza.Mayweather could add another $200 million to his career earnings depending on pay-per-view sales while McGregor, who only four years ago was a struggling former plumber’s apprentice living on welfare, could collect $100 million.This will be the most widely distributed pay per view in history,” Espinoza said.“That’s not hyperbole that’s fact. We are well on the way to a record-setting event.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather, 40, looked relaxed throughout, even taking time to quietly admonish members of his entourage shouting at McGregor.And rather than the abuse of last month, Mayweather praised McGregor as a “helluva fighter, a stand-up guy and a tough competitor.”“It’s not going to be an easy fight,” Mayweather said. “It’s going to be blood sweat and tears. “He’s the best at what he do, I’m the best at what I do. It comes down to the two competitors going out there and displaying our skills.”But Mayweather’s words came with a warning for McGregor.“After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here,” Mayweather said.“And if you give it, you must be able to take it.“Anything and everything in boxing that can be done, I’ve done it. I was born a fighter, I will die a fighter. He’s going to bring his best. But it’s not going to be easy, Conor.”McGregor is hoping his punching power can catch Mayweather out on Saturday. But the American veteran warned he had faced plenty of hard hitters before.“Manny Pacquiao got bombs, Canelo (Alvarez) got bombs, Shane Mosley got bombs. But remember this — I got a great chin. And the same way you give it, you’ve got to be able to take it.”The showdown between Mayweather and McGregor was confirmed in June after a protracted guessing game about whether the two fighters from different sports would meet.last_img read more

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PNC commemorated 59th Anniversary

first_imgThe People’s National Congress (PNC) marked 59 years of existence during a simple ceremony held at the party’s headquarters on Wednesday.From left: PNC Chairman Basil Williams, General Secretary Oscar Clarke, Vice Chairman Volda Lawrence, Party Leader David Granger, Chief Whip and Assistant General Secretary Amna Ally and Pastor Terrence EsseboomPresident David Granger, who is also the party’s leader, addressed his comrades and coalition invitees on the lawns of Congress Place, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. He reminded them of the contributions that the late PNC founder/leader Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham made towards Guyana attaining independence back in 1966.The Head of State pointed out that in the early days, public housing and social protection programmes were implemented to enhance social cohesion and public services.“Guyana, under our founder/leader and first Prime Minister, strove to satisfy the needs of our people by expanding public education; by improving public health and public security; by increasing the stock public housing; by introducing social protection through NIS [National Insurance Scheme]; by enhancing social cohesion and by extending public infrastructure through bridges and highways and the delivery of public services to the people,” Granger stressed.The PNC was formed after it split with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in 1957, of which Burnham was a part, serving as Education Minister under a Jagan-led Government.Granger also reminded that the last President under the PNC’s reign, Desmond Hoyte, paved the way for a green nation in 1989, by pioneering the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation project.“We made a gift to sustainable development and to the protection of the environment through a generous grant of 371,000 hectares of our pristine forests to be used as an international model for green development,” Granger explained.The party leader used the occasion to reaffirm his party’s commitment towards achieving a ‘green economy’.He also reminded the gathering of his party’s mission in enabling all Guyanese to enjoy the ‘good life’ which they deserve as citizens of a ‘green’ state.The President said, “Guyana is an emergent ‘green state’. Our natural assets, our commitment to sustainable development, our contribution to countering the adverse effects of climate change and our collaboration with the international community in seeking solutions to global threats will ensure a secure future for our people and our children in the pursuit of a ‘green’ economy.”Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; former party leader, Robert Corbin; youth leader, James Bond; and Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green were all present at Wednesday’s observance.last_img read more

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Police civilian volunteers free up officers, but safety is a risk

first_img“These people understand the danger,” Couso-Vasquez said. “They go out because they want to. Nobody’s forcing them. We try to protect them by giving them safety training every month, and we give them a radio. “But they are not supposed to respond to any emergency calls,” he added. In contrast, the New York civilian officers actively pursued a shooting suspect who turned and fired on them. Couso-Vasquez said the volunteer officers perform such tasks as serving subpoenas, working code enforcement, directing traffic around accident or crime scenes and helping with special events. The Citizens’ Patrol “has been so beneficial when we needed more resources,” he said, “mainly because they free up officers to go fight crime.” Some argue, however, that putting uniforms on civilians can draw the attention – and perhaps the gunfire – of criminals, making them unarmed targets. Montebello police Cpl. Gus Cisneros, who helps train the volunteer unit, said criminals do not stop to notice that they are not real officers. “Crooks see the uniforms and don’t necessarily know the difference between the Citizens’ Patrol and the sworn officers,” Cisneros said. “At first our officers weren’t comfortable with the idea of putting civilians in uniforms with no way to protect themselves. We give them a badge, too.” But Cisneros said the unit quickly showed its usefulness. “These guys are our eyes and ears. Their help is very tangible,” he added. Robert De La Ree, captain of the Citizen’s Patrol, said the members must go through three months of training in which safety is stressed. “All we do is observe, we’re not enforcers,” said De La Ree, 53. “We could harm the police officers or ourselves if we interfere. We just want to help.” The civilian patrol unit uses specially marked cars to cruise neighborhoods. All they carry is a can of pepper spray for protection, he said. As for liability, De La Ree said the volunteers sign a release of liability form and take an oath to honor the confidentiality of ongoing investigations. No civilian officer has ever been killed on duty since the program began. Once, however, a volunteer was punched in the face when she tried to respond to a domestic violence incident, De La Ree said. “We’re supposed to go in the opposite direction of an emergency call,” De La Ree said. “We are only there to report incidents or call in a crime or accident.” The Whittier Police Department also has a uniformed volunteer patrol unit with the same restrictions as their Montebello counterpart. Spokeswoman Diana Salazar said civilian officers do take a risk, but it’s an informed choice. “We send them out with a badge and uniform and the criminals don’t know they’re not armed,” she said. “But they are made aware of what they’re getting into.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 MONTEBELLO – Despite the recent shooting deaths of two unarmed volunteer police officers in New York City, local police still think sending civilians onto the streets in uniform is a worthwhile risk. Civilian patrol officers do not carry guns and most departments do not issue them bullet-proof vests. The Montebello Police Department’s Citizens’ Patrol unit was established in 1999 at the prodding of three active local residents. It now has 20 volunteers, at least one of whom is on duty every day. Although police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez said liability was and still is a consideration, the civilian officers “know the risk when they sign up.” last_img read more

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Son sells stake in Lennon songs

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Julian Lennon sold a share of his financial stake in Beatles songs co-written by his late father to a New York music publishing firm in a deal announced Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Primary Wave Music Publishing said its acquisition represented a significant share of Julian Lennon’s economic interest in the songs. “I felt it was the appropriate time to take on a partner for both my interest in my father’s legendary music and for my future music endeavors,” Julian Lennon, 44, said in a statement. Julian Lennon is the son of John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia. He has released five albums during his career, his most recent being 1998’s “Photograph Smile.”last_img read more

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Clinics in Fort St. John now accepting new patients

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Northern Health has confirmed that the Fort St. John Primary Care Clinic and the Fort St. John Family Practice Associates Clinic are both accepting new patients.Anyone interested in booking an appointment with either of the clinics can call the Primary Care Clinic at 250 262 5210, or the Practice Associates Clinic at 250 785 6677 to book one.- Advertisement –last_img

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BUNBEG POST OFFICE SAVED FROM CLOSUURE – FOR NOW

first_imgSinn Féin election candidate for the Glenties Electoral Area, John Sheamus Ó Fearraigh has welcomed today’s announcement by An Post that they have awarded a temporary contract to the assistant postmistress in Bunbeg Post Office, averting its closure next week.Mr Ó Fearraigh said: “Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction and is a direct result of the camapign by the local community to have their voices heard on this issue.“Last month when I organised a public meeting on the potential threat to the post office over 200 people turned out to highlight their concern, with an action committee formed to lobby to retain this post office. Hundreds of locals made submissions to An Post during the consultation period and a petition was signed by over a thousand people. “This effort of the local community has sparked a review of the case and an extension of the contract to consider the huge volume of correspondence received in support of the retention of the post office, however it is important to note that the future of the Post office remains uncertain.“The appointment of a temporary postmistress on a three month contract is a welcome development but we must keep the pressure on to ensure that the long term threat that still hangs over this post office is removed.“I want to commend all of those who rose to the challenge of campaigning to keep our local post office, it is clear that our efforts have not fallen on deaf ears and should act as encouragement for us to continue until the future of the post office is secure.”BUNBEG POST OFFICE SAVED FROM CLOSUURE – FOR NOW was last modified: March 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PACKIE REVEALS ALL IN LATEST EDITION OF DONEGAL FOOTBALL MAGAZINE DFL

first_imgDonegal’s hottest soccer magazine just got even BIGGER!DFL Magazine returns this month with more of the latest news, reviews and interviews from all Donegal’s soccer leagues, college soccer and Finn Harps.Issue number 5 of DFL Magazine has 50 pages of photos, interviews and reviews of soccer in Donegal. Among the features are:* An interviews with Packie and Denis Bonner* Manager Scope features Cappy Rovers manager Seamus Doherty* Player Scope features Gareth Kerrigan of Milford United. * It also previews Carl McHugh’s recent heroics with Bradford City in the Capital One Cup semi-final in EnglandAll five Issues are published online. Log onto www.issuu.com/dflmagazineLike and share us on www.facebook.com/DFLMagazine PACKIE REVEALS ALL IN LATEST EDITION OF DONEGAL FOOTBALL MAGAZINE DFL was last modified: February 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DFL magazinePackie Bonnersoccerlast_img read more

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Insider Trading: Wijnaldum ‘very close’ to Liverpool move, Pogba latest and MORE

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the summer window.Our man-in-the-know bring us breaking reports that Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is on his way to Liverpool.With Tottenham reportedly dropping their interest in the 25-year-old, it is believed Wijnaldum is now ‘very close’ to sealing a £25million move to Anfield.The Netherlands international joined the Magpies from PSV for £14.5m last summer and netted a respectable 11 goals for the relegated side last season.There’s also today’s ‘Daily Pogba’, with the latest reports claiming Manchester United have had a £85m bid for the in-demand French star rejected by Juventus.The Italian giants are thought to be holding out for £100m, but if he is sold this summer they could look to sign Chelsea stalwart Nemanja Matic as his replacement.Get all this and MORE by listening to the latest Insider Trading podcast above!Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Everton FC transfer report: Toffees to launch stunning £46million swoop for Napoli star Kalidou KoulibalyArsenal FC transfer report: Gunners launch stunning £41m move for Inter Milan forward Mauro IcardiManchester City target Leroy Sane tells Schalke he wants to leave this summerManchester United transfer news: Latest on Paul Pogba and more rumoursCONFIRMED: Liverpool sign Estonia defender Ragnar Klavan from Augsburg for £4.2millionCONFIRMED: Middlesbrough sign striker Alvaro Negredo from Valencia on a season-long loanlast_img read more

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